The lovely old acoustic table in the voiceover booth at Sounds Visual has a bit of history. I bought it second-hand in the early 1990s after it had started out life at Wiltshire Radio which went on to become GWR FM Wiltshire and today – Heart Wiltshire.

There’s something about this Covid-19 pandemic that seems to encourage me to get on with some of theĀ  jobs I have been putting off for years – like replacing the rather disgusting cloth cover on the acoustic table.

Here it is in all its glory – admittedly it wasn’t quite this bad before I had started pulling the table out and dismantling it, but it did have some nasty 1980s style cigarette burns, a collection of coffee spills and one voice artist had decided that it was ok to scribble on the table with a biro… Well that is not ok anymore!

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The well worn and cigarette burnt cloth on theĀ  acoustic table

I had some specialist acoustic material leftover from reupholstering the podcast round table a year ago, so we now have matching tables! Dead posh.

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The Acoustic table back in the booth with its smart new covering

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New covering on the acoustic table with Beyer DT-150 headphones

The table looks like it’s a Canford Acoustic table with its multiple layers of cloth, thick felt, hardboard and wooden base. A piece of quality acoustic furniture that’s been a part of Sounds Visual since the early days.