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Steven:

That's approximately what I had in mind, and your
floor plan is pretty close. The door is where you
wrote "not to scale" so the counter will have to be
along the long wall. The powers that be are planning
on insulated sheetrocked walls. Do you have an
suggestions for the interior materials? Should we
carpet the floor? Should we put up any damping
materials. Suggested placement of speakers?

Thanks so much for your suggestions.

-RA
--- "Steven C. Barr" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "RA Friedman" <[log in to unmask]>
> > I've been asked to help come with a design for a
> sound booth that is going
> to be part of a larger room. We'll be cleaning and
> transferring mostly 78rpm
> shellac discs and 16" radio transcriptions.
> >
> > The space they've allotted is very small--7' x 13'
>  with an end the last
> three feet, about 11 feet wide, so the space is an
> "l" shape.  Does anyone
> have an suggestions concerning things to consider.
> I'll probably be working
> mostly with headphone monitoring, but I will have a
> set of monitor speakers.
> Other equipment will most likely be an SP-15
> turntable, SME 3012R arm,
> Stanton 500 with a variety of stylii, a pre-amp,
> amplifier, outboard
> digitizer, and a computer with DVD burner--pretty
> basic. We'lll probably
> have a separate area for cleaning discs with Disc
> Doctor and then a rinse on
> a Keith Monks unit.
> >
> > I realize this is a "whole ball of wax" but I'm
> mostly interested in ideas
> concerning the space and it's sound insulation,
> sound reflection, workflow,
> lighting, outlets, etc.
> >
> Just at a guess, I'd say that the sonic qualities of
> the room won't
> be reflected in the transfers...or, for that matter,
> in what you
> hear, since you will be using mostly headphone
> monitoring.
>
> Since you have about 10' of wall space, you could
> set up a table/
> "bench" about 30" by 10' along that wall, and place
> your turntable(s)
> there, with the other hardware rack-mounted at one
> end of that space.
> Note that a second TT might be advised should you
> wish to burn a
> CD-R from more than one analog source (you could
> have one of those
> 16"-compatible). Keep in mind that this should
> function like a
> radio-station setup...all controls should be easily
> reachable.
>
> Note that the acoustic qualities of the room depend
> on a number
> of things you don't note...reflectivity of walls and
> floor
> (carpeted or not, wood or masonry, etc) and such.
>
> Plan (of sorts:
> <--------7'------->
> |_________________|
> |           |     |
> |           | rack|
> |           | area|
> |           |_____|
> |           |     |
> |           |     |
> |           |     |
> |  bench--->|     |  Not to scale
> |           |     |
> |           |     |
> |           |     |
> |           |     |
> |           |_____|________
> |                          |
> |       could be           |
> |       listening area,    |
> |       or?                |
> |                          |
> ----------------------------
>  <--------11'-------------->
> Steven C. Barr
>




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