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Author:  kendale [ Sat Jul 23, 2005 7:26 am ]
Post subject:  Kendale's Studio

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Well, it's been (quite!) awhile, but I finally found a Roxul distributor in Hawaii.

So it's on the next phase; but first a couple two or three questions, please...

For the acoustic hangers in the front soffits: do we use the RHT 40 stuff or the AFB stuff?

For the center section (front wall absorber): do we use the RHT 40 stuff or the AFB stuff?

And finally, for the side walls: do we use the RHT 40 stuff or the AFB stuff?

Mahalo & Aloha!

Here's a shot of where we started from and where we left off last time...

Author:  kendale [ Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:45 am ]
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Anyone? :lol:

Author:  knightfly [ Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:45 am ]
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Aloha back atcha; sorry, but I've been pretty buried with paying projects lately - hope to get caught up here in the next 2-3 days, please have patience... Steve

Author:  kendale [ Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:45 pm ]
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Hey Steve,

No worries! Good to hear from you!

Belated congrats on the staff meeting and the favorable response.

Add me to the list of "Good Luck" wishers.



Author:  knightfly [ Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:28 am ]
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Thanks man, it's still looking pretty good for that scene, crossing fingers, eyes, toes, etc...

Why the RHT series; does that just happen to be what you can get, or did you think you needed a high temp application for some reason?

BAsically, the AFB's are what you want for most places - if you can even GET the "fluffy stuff" over there, that will work for any hangers within walls; just cut boards as large as your space allows, wrap with 3 or 4" fluffy insulation, fasten it onto the board with staples/duct tape, etc, and hang them in the spaces in a "herringbone" pattern (like this) /// \\\ and close enough so the insulation (but not the boards) touch each other.

If you can't get "fluffy stuff" (regular fiberglass batt insulation) you can use the AFB's, it's just usually more costly and not much difference. I'd line the cavities first with the AFB product - wherever you found it may have "impaling clips", if so get some; it's the easiest way to mount this stuff where it won't be contained within a wall... Steve

Author:  kendale [ Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:49 am ]
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Hey Steve,

Thanks for the reply and some direction.

The reason for the RHT stuff was in reference to some reading done somewhere during the last year where it was mentioned in a construction thread. Not being familiar with any of this stuff led to a misunderstanding of what I needed for the project. Thanks for clearing that up. The only high temperatures I want to deal with is hanging out at the beach. 8)

Time to make a few more phone calls.

Thanks again!

Author:  kendale [ Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:44 am ]
Post subject:  Update: Rockwool Ordered

Update on acoustic treatment project. Very slow, but hey, it's coming along...really!

Found a source for insulation and then found some the rock wool ordered today. ETA 3-4 weeks.

Added rubber pad to monitor stand. Its a small, but definite improvement in low end response. Its kinda neat to see the changes happen with each step.

A friend of mine had these rubber strips on his tractor trailer. I asked him where he found them and he said it came from a heavy duty conveyor belt. He gave me a 4' x 16" long strip and they seem to work great.


Author:  kendale [ Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:50 am ]
Post subject:  Bezel Test

While waiting for rockwool to arrive I figured I'd get the bezels cut and test them out. Mahalo to Jerry Mattison for all of your help in refining the design and cutting the panels!

Wow! :shock: Even without the rockwool to absorb the extraneous bass, the difference they make is immediately apparent.

The soundstage is more focused, and the room sounds louder with less effort/volume.

I plan to start assembling framing for the center section and lower half of soffits next and ordering fabric.

ETA on rockwool:next week! 8)

Author:  Pennywizz6 [ Sun Nov 06, 2005 2:55 pm ]
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Looks great! You have a very nice looking setup. Except i think a larger monitor is in store, perhaps one that will fill up all the space ;)


Author:  sharward [ Sun Nov 06, 2005 3:58 pm ]
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I was thinking the same thing! :lol:

Author:  kendale [ Sun Nov 06, 2005 8:42 pm ]
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Thanks guys!

I agree.

I was considering either (2) Dell Ultra Sharp 2405FPW 24 inch Wide Aspect Flat Panel LCD Monitors, or (1) Panasonic TH 42PX500U 42" Diagonal Plasma HDTV with Built-In ATSC/QAM/NTSC Tuners and Split Screen P-I-P Displays or the Sony 40" BRAVIA™ XBR® LCD Flat Panel HDTVKDL-V40XBR1.

Any other suggestions (monitors) to check out?

Aloha 8)

Author:  sharward [ Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:36 am ]
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I was thinking the same thing! :lol:

Author:  giles117 [ Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:13 am ]
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Looking good. reminds me of when I got to that point and set up just to hear a diff.......

Of course I laid my mackie sideways (just a choice difference)

Have fun :)

Author:  Pennywizz6 [ Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:15 am ]
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I think those monitor choices (computer monitors) are pretty awesome. Get an awesome video card, the huge 42 inch, huge pixel ratio and you will be a happy man, and i will be one jealous kid :wink:


Author:  kendale [ Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:22 pm ]
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Got absorber framing done. Cloth covering to be ordered next.
Still waiting on rockwool arrival :? (will remove clock when rockwool installed) :!:
Next up, Side Absorbers 8)

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