The Audio Tailor Voted #1 Australian Hi Fi Store 2021 + 2022
Encore Screens - CineAcoustiq 2:40:1 4K Fixed Frame - Projector Screen
Thank you for visiting The Audio Tailor.
We’re Stuart, Gabby, Nathan and Vaughan. It’s a pleasure to have you here!
The first question we get from customers usually starts with, “What’s the difference between...”
When you’re shopping for new speakers, a turntable, or even thinking of putting together that home theatre of your teenage dreams - you’ll likely be faced with stacks of comparisons.
Why would I buy the Bluesound Pulse 2i when the Flex 2i is half the price?
Is Encore Screens the best?
Should I wait for a sale? Or get this now? What will I be missing out on when the new model comes out next year?
Endless questions. Lots of FOMO. Loads of hmm-ing and ha-ing.
And there SHOULD be.
Because you don’t go to a Hi-Fi store and drop $2000, $3000, or $15000 on something you're not 100%, positively, secure-in-your heart sure of.
It’s a lot of hard-earned money on the line.
Imagine doing hours of your own research. Reading up the suppliers’ websites, taking notes from Hi Fi blogs, categorizing the differing opinions as you trawl r/audiophile. You know what you’re getting. You’ve narrowed the online stores down to the final five. You’ve checked and re-checked that you’re getting the best deal. You’re sure you’re not getting ripped off by shipping.
You hit the “Checkout” button. Momentary relief!
Until your speakers haven’t arrived by the estimated delivery date and you have yet to hear a peep about its progress.
Until your new turntable arrives with a crack in the dust cover.
Until your long-awaited amp set-up fails to deliver the kind of sound you had in mind. Now you’re not even sure if you got the right one anymore, or how to troubleshoot it.
What could possibly be worse?
What about: No after-sales service. No phone number to call. And no one responding to your tickets.
Not to mention the hundreds of man hours you’ve already lost on reading layman opinions from the likes of Graham H. from Melbourne and Sarah D. from Perth; dutifully scrolling through pages and pages of reviews. Torturing yourself by looking for all the ones with less than 3 stars... when you could have been sitting back and diving into a whole new world of immersive sound and deliciously satisfying body vibrations.
Would it make sense to go to audio specialists that know brands, specs, and installation like the back of their hands?
Should you spend less time on weighing up pros and cons and more time enjoying good music?
Want to get the absolute best home theatre for your budget and surroundings without the weight of 100++ brand offerings bogging you down?
We like to think so!
And that’s why we’re here. Two things to know about us:
Thing 1: We were voted Australia’s 2021 Hi Fi Retailer of the Year (Yay! And THANK YOU!)
Thing 2: This is purely because we are sound specialists and audioheads - NOT salesmen.
We got into this business because we genuinely love audio and because we realized there was a lot of faceless dropshipping in the HiFi industry - and not enough expertise out there. People who keep coming back to us do so because they’re getting attention to detail and individualized solutions that they can’t find elsewhere.
Our clients don’t need to worry about budget, brand name, or size.
All they need to worry about, is talking to us.
Because, when you come to us, you’re in for a conversation.
We want to know the picture in your head.
That final portrait of you back from the flea market with Pearl Jam’s Ten, eager to place it gently upon a turntable you haven’t quite decided on yet.
A summer barbeque in your garden with the boys. Having a yarn around a beer-filled cooler while appreciating the crisp, clear, quality of sound streaming through the open doors of your listening space.
The kids having mates over - quiet for once - immersed in a good movie, lights out, in the comfort of the home theatre that is your pride and joy. “I wish we had one of these at our place!”
Once we know precisely what your ultimate scenario looks like, we’ll want to know what you’re working with.
What kind of budget have you set aside?
What’s the existing set-up look like?
How big is the listening room you have in mind?
How much ambient light is coming in?
Are you running drywall or wood panelling? Carpet or hardwood?
What about room resonance and reflection?
No idea what we’re going on about? No worries. We intend to talk you through all that. Our aim is that you get the absolute best sound system for your home, at a price point you’re happy with, and an aesthetic you can’t help but want to show off.
To get to this end goal, an unhealthy interest in all things audio simply isn’t enough. That’s why we spend countless hours behind the scenes sourcing products from only the most reliable brands and trustworthy suppliers - regardless of their branding and marketing.
We don’t rely on them to tell us what’s good about their equipment. We’ve developed our own proactive testing process to judge what’s what. So you get hands-on knowledge every single time. Coupled with our tight networks and stable supply chain meticulously refined over the years, we strive to ensure that the experience you get at The Audio Tailor is personal, seamless, and painless.
Personal, because it’s uniquely you in musicality, design, and taste. Your options are hand picked by us from amongst some of the world’s biggest, best, and most dependable brands.
Seamless, because we’re only small. You get one of us. Not one of dozens of salesmen milling about the place, working for commission and pushing the most expensive products.
Painless, because we don’t recommend anything until we’re clear about your needs. We follow up with you to make sure everything’s arrived in one piece. For us, the transaction isn’t over until your equipment is safely installed and fully satisfying.
Some of the big things we feel are missing in the HiFi world are:
- The need for expertise before, during, and after the sale
- A vast wealth of comparative knowledge, and
- A commitment to end-to-end service.
At The Audio Tailor, we hope we’ve made it clear that service doesn’t shut off when a problem pops up. It’s an opportunity to tighten the ship we run, bolster our 5-star reputation, and most importantly - make someone’s day.
Hi! We see you’ve actually made it to the end of this page. Love it!
We’d like to end this by giving a shout out to all the enthusiasts and audiophiles we’ve been fortunate enough to work with over the years. It has been a privilege to share our desire, passion, and journey for the purest sound and finest entertainment solutions for your homes and businesses.
Thank you to all our customers - past, present, and future - for helping us chase after something above the ordinary.
To make your audio dreams come true - call, email, or hop on down to our Brisbane store.
We’re looking forward to meeting you!
Encore CineAcoustiq 2.4:1 projector screens are available from 100 to 200 inches in 5 inch increments to suit almost any application. While we generally stock all sizes from 120 to 200 inches, any size below 120 inch can be custom ordered by giving us a call and speaking to one of our experts on 1300 308 711. Custom Order deliveries can take up to 3 months from the time of placing your order.
For a True Cinematic Experience
Place your home theatre speakers behind the screen, just like in a real cinema, and get ready for a true blockbuster audio-visual experience in your own home with Encore CineAcoustiq screens.
- Reference-quality cinema screen
- Exclusive AcoustiWeave 4K screen material that is near totally acoustically transparent AND optically solid, looks and projects identically to traditional matte white screens
- Separate black backing stops projected light travelling through the screen
- Excellent sound performance--attenuation between 20Hz and 16 KHz: < 1db
- Near-Perfect neutral in colour, 2% light loss
- Cleanable mould-resistant fabric
- Wall mountable
- Easy installation
- 80mm Heavy duty Trinity aluminium frame wrapped in premium black velour
- Gain factor: 1.1
- Suitable for DLP, LCD, CRT & laser projectors
For Ideal Cinematic Sound and Uncompromising Image Quality
With below 1dB attenuation from 20Hz to 16kHz, these screens are practically completely transparent to sound--yet completely solid and opaque to the eye, just like traditional matte white screens. So you can place speakers and even subwoofers behind the screen just like in cinemas and have a totally cinematic audio and visual experience.
No Holes or Moire in Your Image
Unlike other acoustically transparent projector screens, which are visibly perforated, affecting viewing quality at close distances, these screens have a uniform weave which is loose enough to let sound through yet tight enough to reflect light at a uniform 1.1 gain factor for resolutions up to 4K.
Fixed Frame & Cinemascope 2.40:1 Aspect Ratio
This is what we call a 'fixed frame' screen. Essentially, it's like a big picture frame. It's a great option for people who have a dedicated space for their projector and don't need the screen to pack away when it's not in use. The aspect ratio of this screen is Cinemascope 2.40:1, one of the most commonly-seen aspect ratios in cinema. This format is ideal for films shot with anamorphic, Super 35 lenses, or digital scope format.
Aircraft-grade Trinity aluminium frame
Each frame edge of the screen is forged as a single piece with aircraft-grade aluminium--they have no weak points to be broken or deformed under strain. (Each lengthwise edge comes in 2 pieces for easy and reliable transportation.) Assembled, it is further reinforced by two vertical crossbars behind the screen, spaced out from the middle. These efforts ensure that:
1. The parts arrive at your doorstep in pristine condition;
2. The projection surface attached to it, stretched out via spring tensioning mechanisms on the frame, is flat as a runway; and
3. The centre speaker you place behind the acoustic screen will have a clear path to your ears and not be blocked by a crossbar.
Premium black velour
The black frame around this screen is finished in a hand-wrapped premium velour material which has excellent light absorption properties. This makes it much easier to line up the projected image with your screen, because you can zoom in slightly and have a little spillover (or 'overscan') which just gets absorbed by the flocked border. The border is 80mm wide on each of the four sides.
- Acoustic transparency: <1dB attenuation from 20Hz to 16kHz
- Optical opacity: 2% light loss
- Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.4:1
- Width of black border: 80mm
- Screen thickness: 0.55mm
- Frame thickness: 3.68cm
- Viewing angle: 165 degrees
- Gain factor: 1.1