"This is the fourth such material I've reviewed to-date and it is
clearly the best so far." "What
Seymour is offering here is all the performance of the top
reference-level screens with the addition of
light-rejection." "This product earns my highest
- Chris Eberle, Secrets of Home Theater, May 16, 2016, Ambient-Visionaire Silver 1.3
(Winner, Sound & Vision - Top Pick!)
"Seen from front-on or within the maximum viewing
radius in my room of around 75 degrees, this is the best
execution of [ambient] light rejection and lumens
utilization I have yet experienced, that being with lights
on." "'Game changer' severely understates it.
Highly recommended - can't exaggerate it enough."
- Michael Hamilton, Sound & Vision, March 2016, Ambient-Visionaire Black 1.2
"Based on the image I saw on a 10-foot-wide Seymour-Screen Excellence Ambient-Visionaire Black screen (1.2 gain), it's well worth that kind of money. In fact, it
was the best projected image I saw at the show and that was playing normal Blu-rays!"
- Scott Wilkinson, AV Science, January 2016, Ambient-Visionaire Black 1.2
new [Enlightor-4K] screen itself, though, is an unqualified
success. I really can't overstate how terrific it
looks or how smoothly and quietly it works, and how easy
this makes big-screening in a multi-purpose room."
- Daniel Kumin, Sound & Vision, March 2015
IN CLASS, "This
material was very color neutral. This is a less
aggressive alternative to a [unrecommended] Black Diamond."
- W. Jeff Meier, reference calibrator to over 2,000 theaters, Ambient-Visionaire Silver 1.3
of my room layout, I sit 7' away from this 110" screen.
Even with this short distance I didn't notice any grain or
texture from the weave. It's tight enough that every
pixel from the projector is visible but it still allows
sound to pass through." "From 300Hz to 20kHz, there is
no attenuation of individual frequencies."
- Chris Eberle, Secrets of Home Theater, April 7, 2014, Enlightor-4K
(Winner, Sound & Vision - Top Pick!)
"The Seymour-Screen Excellence's Reference Series Enlightor-4K screen would definitely be on my list if I went that route for a permanent, dedicated
- Tom Norton, Sound & Vision, April 2014
"Wisdom Audio, Runco and Seymour-Screen Excellence
(on a 21 foot Enlightor-4K acoustically transparent screen)
delivered the best large venue home theater experience I
have ever had."
- Gary Reber, editor
From the Wisdom Audio room: "Throw in a Runco
projector, a 21-foot-wide 2.40:1 Seymour Screen Excellence screen, a Datasat processor, Lab.gruppen amps, and Peter Gabriel's "Mercy Street,"
and you've got the makings of a memorable demo."
7 Must-See Demos at CEDIA Expo 2013:
Runco, Lab.gruppen, Transparent Audio, and Seymour-Screen
Excellence feature a 271" diagonal Enlightor-4K screen,
Wisdom 10' tall line array speakers, 60kW of Lab.gruppen
amplifiers and a new Runco projector.
- CEPro, pre-CEDIA 2013 coverage.
Artcoustic Loudspeakers selected a Screen Excellence RF Acoustically Transparent 170" home theater screen for use in their
stunning home cinema demonstration facility.
- Screen Excellence Blogspot, June 2013
"The foundation of the MFR is S-SE's Enlightor-4K woven-fabric acoustically transparent film screen surface. This 0.98 gain surface
is both ISF-certified for color purity and has no visible holes, weave, texture, or minimum seating distance."
Residential Systems, May 2013
"The build quality of this blank canvas is exquisite."
- Steve May, The Register, September 2012
Excellence shows retractable
screen with ISF rated 4K material
- Rave publications, CEDIA, September 2012
Seymour-Screen Excellence highlights Absolute AT screen...
- Rave publications, CEDIA, September 2012
"Hiding the speakers behind
an acoustically transparent screen heightens this effect. Projecting the image on a curved screen
makes it even better. Now Seymour-Screen Excellence has combined both those techniques in the Absolute Acoustically Transparent
home theater screen."
- Grant Clauser, Electronic House, August 2012
used the JVC XC70 with a 120-inch Seymour-Screen Excellence
Enlightor-4K screen. This acoustically transparent
screen is constructed of such an invisible micro weave that
you need to put your nose on it to see the texture. I
could pull my seat two feet closer from where I normally sit
with my DLP projector, for a more immersive experience."
- Grant Clauser, CE Pro, August 2012
"The Seymour-Screen Excellence Enlightor-4K material
proved that it could deliver on both picture and sound
fronts by displaying a gorgeous, rich picture that wasn't
marred by the presence of speakers placed at an unnatural
"I have a small Stewart Grayhawk which I moved in front of the [Enlightor-4K] so I could compare the two - colors, especially yellow, on the [Enlightor-4K] were more vibrant when viewed in a dark room."
- Grant Clauser, Electronic House, February 2012
Screen Excellence Enlightor-4K Adopted by JVC UK
"Steven Carter of JVC told Inside CI that he's delighted with the performance of the screen, both with Full HD 2D and 3D source material. So much so that the TAM-CH is now a permanent part of the brand's 4K home cinema demonstration suite."
- Steve May, Inside CI, January 2012
2011, Best Home Cinema Installation over �100,000, FAB Audio
Visual "Arabian Nights." "FAB Audio Visual's
Arabian Nights project was a clear winner thanks to its
'amazing sound system.' The judges praised the room's
7.1 surround sound system, complete with two Genelec HTS4B
floor level subwoofers and two Genelec A1W312 active hidden
monitors, concealed on either side of the 120" wide screen.
The Screen Excellence acoustically transparent screen also
conceals the HT312 center speaker."
"You can put your nose right up to the screen and not see a hole
anywhere. It does look like a solid-surface screen."
"Because there are no traditional holes in this fabric, sound travels through the screen material differently. There is an attenuation, but it is a relatively uniform full-range attenuation from low bass to high frequencies. That means no tonal change to the system. And it also means that a simple level change of +2dB is all you need..."
"The performance of the S-SE screen is clearly better than acoustically transparent alternatives."
"The Seymour-Screen Excellence Enlightor-4K screen provided a much-improved viewing experience compared with other acoustically transparent screens... In fact, it was so good, that for the first time ever, I started to dream about a room remodel that would place the screen in a cinema-like 'stage' with nothing visible but the screen."
"...these are certainly the best images I've seen from an acoustically transparent screen so far."
- Doug Blackburn, Widescreen Review, November 2011
we were in the market for a fixed-frame front projection
screen, we know we'd look closely at what sort of system
Seymour-Screen Excellence could put together that included
the masking panels. That's a pretty sweet deal no
matter how you look at it."
- Tom Andry, Audioholics, October 2011
more, once it's fully extended, it has enough tension to
look as flat and 'solid' as a fixed frame screen. It's
good, too, to see the screen framed by a really
light-absorbing black velvet border... The RM2-T never
once betrayed a hint of fabric screen structure from any
sort of remotely sensible viewing distance. And
the screen resolved Avatar's extraordinary detail levels and
perfect depth handling with seemingly effortless accuracy
that was just superb."
- John Archer, Home Cinema Choice, Awards 2011
CEDIA 2010, Best Home Cinema Installation over £100,000,
FAB Audio Visual "Gentleman's Club." "FAB Audio
Visual scores the CEDIA Awards hat-trick with what the
judges praised as a 'technically flawless solution which
will deliver an awesome sound.' The room boasts two
Genelec HTS4B subwoofers at floor level and three Genelec
HT315 active monitors behind the 120" wide 2.37:1 Screen
Excellence acoustically transparent side-masking screen."
2010, Best Home Cinema Installation £40,000 to £100,000,
FAB Audio Visual "The Grey Room." "FAB Audio
Visual triumphs again with this 'awesome cinema which was
technically well thought out.' Audio is delivered by
two Genelec subwoofers at floor level and three Genelec
active monitors located behind a 120" wide Screen Excellence
2010, Best Home Cinema Installation under £40,000, FAB
Audio Visual "Subterranean." "The client wanted
the best cinematic experience possible, and boy did FAB AV
deliver. Deemed by the judges to be a 'well considered
and technically outstanding home cinema installation.'
This now award-winning set-up includes three Genelec A1W26
active in-wall speakers, which sit behind and beside a 110"
wide 16:9 Screen Excellence acoustically transparent
"What do you get when you
combine innovative retractable
screen technology and unique screen material design?
In this case, that would be Seymour-Screen Excellence (SSE).
And no, the Seymour part isn't a play on 'see more' as one
might suggest for a projection screen manufacturer's motto"
- Arlen Schweiger, CE Pro, November 2010
Excellence exhibits its 4K screen material...
- Rave publications, CEDIA, September 2011
Seymour shows off their woven screen technology...
- Rave publications, CEDIA, September 2010
"US-based Seymour AV and UK-based Screen Excellence - both industry leaders in acoustically transparent woven fabric projection screens - have founded a joint
venture that combines the best of each company's technology platforms, namely Seymour AV's patented electric retractable screens and Screen Excellence's
fixed-frame and masking screens."
- Gary Reber, Widescreen Review, August 2010
"The pixels of the new ultra-high resolution 4K projectors are even smaller than the threads in a typical woven projection screen. Only a
handful of 4K projectors even exist, yet Screen Excellence has already addressed this problem with its Enlightor 4K material, which looks more like
a fine fabric than a typical woven screen."
"The Enlightor 4K's finely woven material appealed to the perfectionist videophile in me ... it definitely looked better close up. It was the only woven screen that could resolve the JVC projector's pixel pattern. I imagine that with a 4K projector, the difference would be even more dramatic."
- Brent Butterworth, Sound & Vision Magazine, June 2009
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