My 5.1.2 Atmos cinema with devore, link recliners & DIY masking!

Broadsword

Well-known Member
New Center speaker arrived courtesy of a large discount from Amazon. A Monoprice monolith thx 365C. It’s lovely looking.

471A121E-6325-4BAF-BD5A-9C64A19B8EFB.jpeg


I will replace the missions at some point but there doesn’t seem to be too much of a noticeable mismatch between them that I can tell.

I’ve also ordered some pvc soffit board and some velvet in a bid to make a budget masking solution for 2.35 movies. I’m hoping it works well.
 
Last edited:

password1

Distinguished Member
If you play exactly the same sound through the mono and 1x Mission speaker you may not notice any tonal difference.

Center looking in its place.
 

Broadsword

Well-known Member
Amazing setup!

How did you do the masking for scope? Is it easy to remove and put back in?

I bought a 5m long 9mm thick soffit board from Eurocell and cut it to size. For my 110" screen the black bars were 350mm which is exactly one of the sizes they do so I didn;t need to cut it horizontally at all. . I then covered it with MLEV using my staple gun ensuring it was tight enough to not sag. The board just sits on the bottom lip of the screen and just squeezes in tight enough left and right to not move or fall off. I've no fixings keeping it up just gravity and friction. I then just take it off and drop it down behind the speakers when not needed. Total cost was around £80, £50 for the upvc and £30 for the fabric.
 

Garioch

Distinguished Member
I bought a 5m long 9mm thick soffit board from Eurocell and cut it to size. For my 110" screen the black bars were 350mm which is exactly one of the sizes they do so I didn;t need to cut it horizontally at all. . I then covered it with MLEV using my staple gun ensuring it was tight enough to not sag. The board just sits on the bottom lip of the screen and just squeezes in tight enough left and right to not move or fall off. I've no fixings keeping it up just gravity and friction. I then just take it off and drop it down behind the speakers when not needed. Total cost was around £80, £50 for the upvc and £30 for the fabric.

Hi. I was just looking at the Eurocell website as I intend to make panels like yours. Is it the hollow soffits that you purchased? What material is it? Like a UPVC or something?

Many thanks.

PS: Am I right in thinking that you've the single panel (at the lower portion of the screen only) as opposed to two panels top and bottom? That's a very neat solution. Love it.
 

Broadsword

Well-known Member
Hi. I was just looking at the Eurocell website as I intend to make panels like yours. Is it the hollow soffits that you purchased? What material is it? Like a UPVC or something?

Many thanks.

PS: Am I right in thinking that you've the single panel (at the lower portion of the screen only) as opposed to two panels top and bottom? That's a very neat solution. Love it.

I'll check my order and post a link.


This is what it was. 9mm thick. At 110" the borders on a normal 2.35:1 aspect ratio is exactly 350mm, so go with that width if you have the same screen size.

Yes I move the picture up and rest the upvc on the bottom lip of the screen and it just wedges in nicely either side so it doesn;t fall off. When not in use I drop it down behind the speakers.
 
Last edited:

Garioch

Distinguished Member
Brilliant thanks. I just ordered some panels. :)
 

Harkon321

Well-known Member
I'll check my order and post a link.


This is what it was. 9mm thick. At 110" the borders on a normal 2.35:1 aspect ratio is exactly 350mm, so go with that width if you have the same screen size.

Yes I move the picture up and rest the upvc on the bottom lip of the screen and it just wedges in nicely either side so it doesn;t fall off. When not in use I drop it down behind the speakers.

Does your panel just lean against the screen then? I'd considered dong mine like that but I was worried about it marking the screen fabric.
 

Broadsword

Well-known Member
Does your panel just lean against the screen then? I'd considered dong mine like that but I was worried about it marking the screen fabric.

Yeah it does kind off, but it was cut quite tight so it’s only very gentle if it does touch the screen. I also wrapped the velvet round both sides too. I’m more concerned about it marking the screen velvet border on either side than I am about the screen fabric itself as it’s the screen edge that is keeping it in place rather than it leaning on the screen. The screen lip is around 1cm so easily takes the 9mm panel and supports it fully.

I’m sure there are other methods of attaching the panels, but as my screen only cost £150 I wasn’t that worried really. It’s been up for some time now and there’s no marks yet.
 

Garioch

Distinguished Member
Panels have arrived. Queue a very angry wife at the sight of 5m length panels.

Going to have a go cutting these. Seems like it's easy to cut.
 

The latest video from AVForums

Paramount + UK launch: Halo, Star Trek and Beavis, and all the latest 4K + Movie/TV News
Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Full fat HDMI teeshirts

Support AVForums with Patreon

Top Bottom