Author Topic: Soundproofing against bass  (Read 6204 times)

zapatista

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Soundproofing against bass
« on: May 13, 2011, 03:16:11 PM »
I have thought about various options of wall coverings to reduce the bass of the stereo from the adjoining wall to my neighbors'.  I was told stone veneer would not do anything (then someone else told me it would).  Now I recently read that acoustical cork tiles would reduce it somewhat.  My understanding is they will reduce it a good 50%, which to me is well worth the cash.  Apparently it is very absorbent in this respect.

Does anybody have experience with this?  ANY input would be appreciated!   :D

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Re: Soundproofing against bass
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2011, 03:48:20 PM »
Cork will not work for bass, The only way to achieve 50% reductions would be to decouple the drywall from the studs and control the cavity or apply the mass law and build a wall thickness 1/4" the length of the wave.

Now there are methods of direct apply systems that will give you some reduction, but it would no way be 50% reductions. Direct apply systems are still hard mounted to the structure therefore the result would be similar to putting your hand on the speaker while its playing...still playing just not at the same levels.

Also keep in mind you will still have a flank value which would also reduce the overall results of the system installed.

Feel free to contact me directly if you would like to put together a system for you.
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