Seymour-Screen Excellence has announced that it is now shipping its new TAM-1T fixed-frame, single-masked, acoustically transparent screen, which uses a single drop-down mask to switch between multiple aspect ratios. The fixed frame measures 3.7 inches wide and is finished in an Infinite Black Velvet light-absorbing material. The TAM-1T is available in screen sizes ranging from 90 to 160 inches wide (103 to 184 inches diagonal), and custom sizes are available upon request. Prices start at $8,200.
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Seymour-Screen Excellence is now shipping its iconic TAM-1T fixed-frame, single-masked, A.T. film screen. An industry-first, the TAM-1T utilizes a top drop-down mask approach to achieve motorized switching between any aspect ratio from 1.78 to 2.4. (The width of the viewing area remains constant, while the height can vary to match the required aspect ratio.) Starting at $8,200 MSRP, the TAM-1T is the company's most cost-efficient motorized masking film screen solution to date, and leverages its leadership position in the category.
The TAM-1T is built on the same luxurious Reference Series frame as the other TAM (True Aspect Masking) models (TAM-2 and TAM-4). The Reference Series border is the category's thinnest (3.7 inches wide) and is finished in the company's Infinite Black Velvet light-absorbing material, expertly framing the image. The masking assembly motor boasts ultra-quiet, smooth operation and is neatly concealed behind the screen. In total the screen occupies a mere 5.8 inches from the wall.
The masking is made of an acoustically transparent black fabric, which complements the Enlightor4K screen surface, making a 100% acoustically transparent film screen system. Certified by ISF for color purity, Enlightor4K is a finely woven fabric surface that does not compromise audio or video in any way and is the only acoustically transparent material with no minimum seating distance and no frequency affect for audio. An acoustically transparent film screen enables the center-channel loudspeaker (and in many instances left and right front speakers) to be installed behind the film screen, putting all three on the same horizontal plane, for the utmost in realism.
"Our True Aspect Masking screens have become quite popular amongst dealers designing screening rooms on the higher end of the spectrum," says Seymour-Screen Excellence Managing Director Chris Seymour. "With the TAM-1T we found a way to deliver comprehensive aspect ratio control without the somewhat costly second masking assembly. This represents a cost savings of approximately 30% less than the dual-masking systems. We see good opportunities for dealers to turn to the TAM-1T for rooms where they are striving for the highest caliber theater experience, however budget is a relevant factor."
The TAM-1T is available in screen sizes ranging from 90 to 160 inches wide (103 to 184 inches diagonal). Custom sizes are available upon request.
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