Author Topic: practical and construction options for bass frequencies from living above a bar?  (Read 2418 times)

royhobbs

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I moved into an apartment above a bar--my fault; I know. The soundproofing is actually pretty terrific--I can't hear any of the conversations or other noise, or the higher frequencies of the music--except for, you guessed it, the bass.

The bar managers and bartenders have been very kind about turning the music down, but the muffled bass tends to come through. There are three speakers attached to one wall (brick) of the building.

I'd like to talk to them about practical solutions for the noise problem, and also to my landlord about construction-based solutions.

It seems to me that two most effective things I can ask the bar to do is the following:
- Get a mixer so they can turn the bass down individually from the other frequencies
- Move the speakers off of the wall.

Would those be effective? Are there other things they can do--mount the speakers on a material or platform?

As for construction, I have no clue what would work--I know bass frequencies are difficult to deal with, and I'm not sure how to work on the wall we share with the bar to make it less resonant.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

Randy S

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It seems to me that two most effective things I can ask the bar to do is the following:
- Get a mixer so they can turn the bass down individually from the other frequencies
- Move the speakers off of the wall.


These changes would make a huge difference, when it comes to wall construction the most important thing would be decouple from the structure and float the wall on the bar side. If you would like to discuss the particulars just contact me directly 760-752-3030 ext 104
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