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Old 2nd September 2008
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Geert, Wim, Amstel,

Thanks-a-lot!

Minor update: 4 (of 12) diffusers finished:

Old 2nd September 2008
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those diffusers are exact quadratic residue? for the back wall?
Looking good anyway

Cheers

Bruce
Old 3rd September 2008
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those diffusers are exact quadratic residue? for the back wall?
Looking good anyway

Cheers

Bruce
Hey Bruce,

No they are not QRDs, their design is based on a variation of the primitive root number and prime numbers sequence theories. I used those in Darius's design firstly because of their high efficiency and secondly because you don't risk "hearing" them unlike classical QRDs.
Old 3rd September 2008
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Really looking good, DvH.

And looking forward to seeing it for real! Seems to be very high quality design - can't wait to (not) hear it.

Jus.
Old 4th September 2008
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T, thanks for the info!

Jus', thanks, maybe see you en route from Trinidad to Finland?!

Sand-cement layer has been poured on top of the concrete:




Bert pulls off the side mould:




Bert proudly shows me that it's all level!




chunky




nice photo - you can see the steel plate bending a few millimeters under the load:

Old 4th September 2008
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Great!!!
That is a nice slab!!!
Can´t wait for the next update!!!

So Darius,can you tell me what´s the benefit of the 2 layers in the slab?
Old 4th September 2008
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Great!!!
That is a nice slab!!!
Can´t wait for the next update!!!

So Darius,can you tell me what´s the benefit of the 2 layers in the slab?
Hi Jaques,

The couple reasons there is a sand/cement slab on top of the heavy concrete are that:

- The floor finishing will be layed/glued directly on it (wood). The structural concrete has a rough finish and does not allow this but a sand cement slab is on the other hand perfect for that. Also, I really like to avoid cavities under the wood floor (for obvious reasons.)

- The cables technical ducts are laid in this last sand/cement slab layer (You can see it in the picture).
Old 5th September 2008
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Darius, are you keeping focused on "normal" stereo in the main room & any plans on upgrading monitors heh .....
Old 6th September 2008
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Hi Wim,

I'm getting a lot of inquiries recently about surround, so i'm thinking about it! The room is big enough so that's not a problem (some extra acoustic tweaks would be needed though).............more of a problem would be finding the cash to expand to 5x800's plus surround avocet etc.!...........i'll wait to see how the new place goes.

First structure goes up:







Old 8th September 2008
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More structure goes up, along with the big beam that'll support the ceiling / floor above:











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Old 8th September 2008
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Great thread Darius
Old 9th September 2008
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I love these threads. Keep it up. thumbsup
Old 9th September 2008
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Looking very good!
Old 9th September 2008
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Darius

How is the frame fastened to the concrete or is it freestanding?

-mw
Old 9th September 2008
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edit - Thomas answered it
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Darius

How is the frame fastened to the concrete or is it freestanding?

-mw
Hi Michael,

It is fastened through the sand cement slab down in the structural concrete. You can see the heads of the screws on the pictures (fastened in "W").

The contractor really does a good job, extremely precise, solid and stiff mounting. A dream for any designer really.
Old 10th September 2008
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The build continues, more materials arrive, half of the floor above (storage area) is laid:











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Old 10th September 2008
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This is the best thread ever. Period.

And that's not a joke. I wish I could have seen this before I built my room.
Old 12th September 2008
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This is the best thread ever. Period.

And that's not a joke. I wish I could have seen this before I built my room.


Techno porn of the highest caliber

5 stars
Old 12th September 2008
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Hi Michael,

It is fastened through the sand cement slab down in the structural concrete. You can see the heads of the screws on the pictures (fastened in "W").

The contractor really does a good job, extremely precise, solid and stiff mounting. A dream for any designer really.
Thank you.

So you guys used screws instead of shooting it into the concrete, nice.

Great thread. I hope I have the time to visit next year when I'm over there for MusikMesse.
Old 12th September 2008
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This is incredible...
Old 12th September 2008
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Thanks!, we're just getting started...........get ready for some surprises!

@ Michael: you're welcome to visit!

Quick update..........Had a meeting with Thomas & the contractor today.....all going well......still around 4 weeks to go on the build........this is very slow, precise work. After that there'll still be a few things to do like wood floor, fabric on walls etc. Hopefully can open end October.
Old 12th September 2008
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No new photos this evening? It´s a pity.
I can´t wait to see the next update!!!!!!
Awesome Darius!!!!!
We will be building a guit-amp-iso-box this weekend.
I think i will start my own thread.
I think I have to visit you sometimes soon!Hamburg-Amsterdam;not that far.
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Old 14th September 2008
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The studio door arrived on Friday. It's made by Merford, and they also installed it (200 kilos of pure fun!)

Link: Merford











Old 14th September 2008
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Darius that place looks wonderfull allready - I'm sure it'll sound terrific

Jo
Old 15th September 2008
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Speedy!

Wow - this build is going really quickly. Would love to see something like this happen in Trinidad!

Jus.
Old 15th September 2008
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Yo Darius, nice construction you got going on there!!!

That building looked familiar to me, what was in it before you?

Really really nice place you will have there!

Grtz
Old 15th September 2008
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Hoi Darius,

Are we Dutch slutz invited for the house warming party.
Then you can explain me the weared chosen line up of the Jeroen van der Boom album.

Greetz,

Paul
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