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adjustable Studio desk

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:45 pm
by Relay
Does anyone have any pointers on where I can locate good Electric Adjustable height legs for a studio desk.
Are there any good designs that are out there for constructing such a thing.
I was thinking of using a three leg configuration for stability rather than a greater number to reduce also the possible points of failure and reduce complications in getting them to synchronize in their movement.
If anyone has been down this path and is willing to share some of the solutions that they discovered I would definitely appreciate that very much.

Thank you.

Re: adjustable Studio desk

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:36 am
by Dale H. Cook
In nearly 50 years in this business I have never seen an adjustable height desk in a studio. Consoles (and sometimes other equipment) are often cabled to punch blocks, and the mult cable used is designed for fixed installation, not for repeated flexing.

Re: adjustable Studio desk

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:55 am
by awsherrill
KEZO-FM in Omaha used to have adjustable height studio furniture, for their Todd & Tyler syndicated morning show. I saw it on a studio tour some years ago. Not sure if it was custom-built or something they adapted from an existing product.

Since then they have relocated studios, and I'm not sure if the current studio location still has that feature. But their engineering staff can probably tell you whatever you need to know about that project.

Re: adjustable Studio desk

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:29 am
by Shane
KHUB in Fremont, Neb., has adjustable height desks. Chris Walz is the GM. Tom Russell was the design and installation engineer. 402-721-1340. I dropped Chris an email; will let you know what I find out. Don’t let that stop you from calling.

Re: adjustable Studio desk

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:12 pm
by Shane

Re: adjustable Studio desk

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:59 pm
by kkiddkkidd
Dale H. Cook wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:36 am
In nearly 50 years in this business I have never seen an adjustable height desk in a studio. Consoles (and sometimes other equipment) are often cabled to punch blocks, and the mult cable used is designed for fixed installation, not for repeated flexing.
But in today's AOIP/IP world, a couple of Cat5 cables properly routed (physically) would probably survive very well... Multiple runs of Gepco 16pair maybe not so much.

Re: adjustable Studio desk

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:09 am
by Dale H. Cook
kkiddkkidd wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:59 pm
But in today's AOIP/IP world, a couple of Cat5 cables properly routed (physically) would probably survive very well... Multiple runs of Gepco 16pair maybe not so much.
Keep in mind that I work outside the top 100 markets. In my market a couple of clusters have digital consoles, but most of the market (and all of my clients) have analog.

Re: adjustable Studio desk

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:42 pm
by w9wi
Assuming AOIP, use patchcord (stranded) cable..

Ikea sells nice adjustable office desks. I'm thinking you could hack one to accomplish this -- possibly using only the legs & the mechanism?

Re: adjustable Studio desk

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:57 pm
by kkiddkkidd
Dale H. Cook wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:09 am
kkiddkkidd wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:59 pm
But in today's AOIP/IP world, a couple of Cat5 cables properly routed (physically) would probably survive very well... Multiple runs of Gepco 16pair maybe not so much.
Keep in mind that I work outside the top 100 markets. In my market a couple of clusters have digital consoles, but most of the market (and all of my clients) have analog.
As am I. I have one customer considering a major upgrade in the next year or so and are looking at various AOIP hardware. I hope to get to Vegas this spring to checkout the new hardware.