BDA Studio

The Room

Studio

The design philosophy behind the room is to make monitoring accuracy the prime objective.  Placement of the monitor speakers within the space was chosen before any other design consideration.  Once the speakers were placed for minimal room interaction and best stereo imaging, placement of everything else in the studio was determined.

Acoustics are handled using custom built cylindrical acoustic pressure zone traps.  The cylinders provide control of the room's acoustic character, governing reverberation time, bass modes, reflection points and diffusion.

All electronics are fed by dedicated AC lines, which are further filtered before feeding the individual components.

Equipment

Monitoring is provided by Magnepan's Magneplanar MG 3.7 loudspeakers.  For the technically inclined, these are a planar design with a dipolar radiation pattern.  They feature quasi-ribbon bass and midrange drivers and a true ribbon tweeter.  These speakers are very revealing of all aspects of recorded quality and they have an uncanny ability to sound like Music.


Cables

The studio is wired throughout using cables by Nordost.


The amazing, indispensable ULN-8

The amazing, indispensable ULN-8.


MIO afloat atop Hip Joints

All electronic components are supported by our very own Enjoyyourshelf© racks (the world's first piece of furniture with a fully independent suspension!), with a set of our Hip Joints© for each component.  These devices provide isolation from performance damaging vibrations, allowing each component to sound its best.  The loudspeakers too, are "afloat" atop sets of Hip Joints©.