Author Topic: how to eliminate reverb and soundproof a ceiling  (Read 2892 times)


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how to eliminate reverb and soundproof a ceiling
« on: January 19, 2012, 05:29:15 PM »
Hi there,
I'd like some help to figure out what kind of soundproof system I need. The space is an art gallery which has a quite high ceiling (it's an old building in London) and the reverb is a big problem, specially when many people are in the room. On top of that, on the floor above there are rooms that we are renting out. Of course, when people are in the gallery and are talking, you can hear them from the rooms.
So far I discover two options that I can consider. One is the so called "floating islands" made of special material. The second one is to cover the entire ceiling with a different special material.
Now, because one is floating and one is sticking on the ceiling, and they seems both very good system, I'm a little bit confuse of what I should do.
Also, I'm not a sound expert so I refer to you for an honest suggestion! There must be space between the ceiling and the special soundproof material???? Or not?
Thank you very much in advance,

Randy S

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Re: how to eliminate reverb and soundproof a ceiling
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 08:05:49 PM »
If your trying to reduce the sound from getting up in the rooms above this would require a complete soundproof ceiling application and sealed airtight. wall to wall coverage is how you would block sound.

The echo in the gallery would be done with absorption material to absorb the sound as it reflects off hard surfaces and bounces around the room. The amount of material used would dictate the value of absorption. acoustical conditioning would be the process for reducing the noise in the gallery.

So, most likely you will have to do both processes to achieve a decent reduction.