Author Topic: A Recommended Material for Soundproofing?  (Read 8693 times)

barbarajor

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A Recommended Material for Soundproofing?
« on: December 31, 2006, 11:16:08 PM »
Has anyone had any experience with this...my audio pro friend said he'd heard it was amazing:
http://www.acoustiblok.com/

johnbergstromslc

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Re: A Recommended Material for Soundproofing?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2007, 12:50:53 AM »
Despite the fancy name, it's just MLV - mass loaded vinyl.  And you can buy it right here, on this website.

barbarajor

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Re: A Recommended Material for Soundproofing?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2007, 03:00:26 PM »
Thanks for your reply - but I spoke with Joseph at supersoundproofing yesterday and he said Acoustiblok is a material he's heard of, but not had any experience with.  Is he not aware of the fact that it's just MLV? 

johnbergstromslc

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Re: A Recommended Material for Soundproofing?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2007, 09:25:05 PM »
I was like him - I vaguely recall hearing the name, but didn't know what it was, until I followed the link you posted. 

You'll pay a lot more for a 'name brand'.  Generic MLV costs about $1.49/sq.ft. (1 lb/sq.ft. density) or $3.00 for the 2 pound stuff.  If acousticblok costs more than this, pass on it.  Buy the cheap stuff.  It's just gonna be buried in a wall, anyway!

barbarajor

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Re: A Recommended Material for Soundproofing?
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2007, 07:18:50 PM »
Thanks, that's very helpful. I appreciate it.
Incidentally, do you know how I can find a decent contractor in New York City who might take on a relatively small job at my condo - it only involves one room - seems so far, I can't get anyone to even come over to look at the apartment because they only do "big" jobs.  I want someone who has a lot of experience with soundproofing materials.

Skip

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Re: A Recommended Material for Soundproofing?
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2007, 08:07:20 PM »
First of all Joseph is a new employee learning the business and is not totally aware of the competitive products regarding soundproofing materials. Accousticbloc is vertually Mass Loaded Vinyl. MLV is available in either 1# or 2# per square foot versions. 1# has a STC rating of 26 and 2# has a STC rating of 33.

Regarding New York contractors, we suggest that you try calling:

Mr. Monroe Fuchs
Charles Contracting
212 249-0190

Mention Super Soundproofing Co.when you talk to Mr. Fuchs.

barbarajor

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Re: A Recommended Material for Soundproofing?
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2007, 11:06:02 PM »
Skip - we called Monroe, and he said he couldn't take on a job so small right now. He said maybe late February. I'd love to get him over to the apartment to take a look, but the fact that he's 91 years old and extremely busy doesn't look good for us.
Is there anyone else you could recommend? 
How does one find a competent acoustical consultant?
Thanks!

Thad

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Re: A Recommended Material for Soundproofing?
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2007, 08:05:06 PM »
Is there anything you might recommend which can be attached to an existing party wall?  We have high end town home with master bedroom wall that back ups to stairs and master bath of neighbors.  We can't hear them talk but going up and down the stairs/openings drawers, etc. Especially annoying in AM cause they get up early.  I realize best alternative would be at construction but what about if someone does not want to tear down the wall and start new??? Any ideas would be appreciated.

PS I realize nothing is 100% - just looking for some muffled reduction. Thank you.

johnbergstromslc

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Re: A Recommended Material for Soundproofing?
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2007, 03:14:23 AM »
Ooh, pure, structureborne noise.  Hard to fix. 

Try Green Glue for your problem.  Attach another layer of drywall with Green Glue and it will dampen the vibration significantly.  You'll probably have to do all 4 walls and the ceiling, since structureborne noise travels so well in solid matter, but you'll end up with a pretty quiet room.  You'll need to get extenders for the electrical boxes and door/window frame(s) but if you want to avoid tearing into the existing walls, that's a small price to pay.   

Gessho

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Re: A Recommended Material for Soundproofing?
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2007, 02:18:10 AM »
Ooh, pure, structureborne noise.  Hard to fix. 

Try Green Glue for your problem.  Attach another layer of drywall with Green Glue and it will dampen the vibration significantly.  You'll probably have to do all 4 walls and the ceiling, since structureborne noise travels so well in solid matter, but you'll end up with a pretty quiet room.  You'll need to get extenders for the electrical boxes and door/window frame(s) but if you want to avoid tearing into the existing walls, that's a small price to pay.   

I have the same issue (just posted in another part of this forum). Do you know of a good accoustical specialist in Seattle?

Thanks!

johnbergstromslc

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Re: A Recommended Material for Soundproofing?
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2007, 09:38:37 PM »
No, sorry.  Try 'acoustical consultants' in the phone book first, then try 'drywall contractors' (the higher end ones are better) and ask if they've had any experience with Green Glue.  Skip the ones who haven't heard of it... 

 

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