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The making of: The Two Towers (a 25 driver Full Range line array)
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Old 29th August 2020, 07:14 PM   #6321
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Good one!

Still browsing, collecting ideas like this one:
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It might have less copyright issues to get it printed without celebrities in the picture.
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Old 25th September 2020, 05:49 PM   #6322
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It has been a while since my last post. We're still not quite "done" yet, but I am typing this on my PC again, that's a start .
Still a lot of loose ends to solve before I can go into the garage and focus on the arrays. Some of the stuff we need, like new blinds etc. are still on order.
We did manage to finish all walls and ceiling, re-oiled our hardwood floor and have some of the comforts of furniture back in the house.
I'm glad to be back on my PC again after more than a month and a half. But I do miss my tunes! The finish line is in sight though, I hope to finally be able to start working on the arrays. I'll probably give them a fresh coat of paint too, to look 'in place' with our renewed living room .
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Old 26th September 2020, 01:00 AM   #6323
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If there's one thing you'll never be accused of, it would be the lack of patience!

I think you could teach Buddhist monks a thing or two about patience!
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Old 26th September 2020, 08:09 AM   #6324
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It was worth it to us to go from this:
The making of: The Two Towers (a 25 driver Full Range line array)-bay-window-jpg

Through these steps...
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To this:
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As can be seen, it still needs paint etc. but it is a worthwhile upgrade.

The inside before refinishing the wood floor (and cleaning windows):
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Old 26th September 2020, 08:36 AM   #6325
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Great going - nice brick house. Brick building is I believe really good for sound. Congrats!

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Old 26th September 2020, 11:57 AM   #6326
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Dating back to 1925. We found a newspaper clipping behind the window trim from 1924. We've put back a 95 year old door that needs restoring. We saved it with the idea to be able to use it again. It all takes time though. Got the flu a week ago and was tested, luckily no Covid-19 but it didn't speed up things around here.
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Old 26th September 2020, 12:02 PM   #6327
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Very nice Home. Typical dutch architecture, which i always find lovely and cosy when in your country.

You did all works by yourself? If so you done very nice finish, like professionals. Congrats you can be proud of.

Is the new windows already bringing good?
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Old 26th September 2020, 12:07 PM   #6328
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No, I didn't do it myself, a friend of mine is a contractor, he made the bay window and did the ceiling etc. We helped along the way (as a cheap work force ) and did the finishing on the inside. It would take me way too long. I only made the plans of what it should look like and he build it for us.

I hated that big 60's window in a 20's house. So that just had to go. The metal ceiling is out, the better grade windows are in. Yes, it already makes a difference! Still way too much echo as is right now, due to all hard walls, floor and no blinds yet etc. My girl will pick out new curtains and she promised I could have back the damping panels. All in all there should be progress in keeping outside noise out and no rattling ceiling anymore.
But it's a lot of changes at once with the planned shading on the arrays.

I'll recoat the arrays as they are not as smooth after 5 years. They stretched (wood keeps on working) the texture on the outside but have been stable for a long time. A recoat is done purely for cosmetic reasons.
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Old 27th September 2020, 05:20 AM   #6329
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As usual think you have good taste and craftmanship including your friend, result looks stunning and thanks share also some none audio stuff ..

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Old 27th September 2020, 02:00 PM   #6330
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Thanks for the kind words, we tried to put back some of that 20's-30's appeal. Both inside and out. All of that while upgrading it to better insulation properties, which will be good for sound too .
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