sound proofing

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  1. Jan asa

    Jan asa Auditioning

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    I'm building a new media room and wonder about different sound proofing options:
    1. acoustiblok on all walls and ceiling?(16.1 oz.material which I believe is the lighter weight stuff)
    2 using rockwool in all the walls possibly in addition to acoustiblok?
    3 Using a new product called QuietRock instead of acoustiblok? (its a sheetrock that has the built in soundproofing already and goes up just like sheetrock.Supposed to have an stc of about 52 just like acoustiblok)

    Any knowledge about above products or suggestions for effective sound proofing really will help this pilgrim.
    BTW, door into room will be solid corewith insulated jam and sweep.Window will be covered by drapery/added proofing and blackout. Jan asa
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Jan, the Home Theater Builder area was intended for conversations with the staff of the magazine, which may now be defunct (they're not communicating with us). Please direct this sort of question to here.
     
  3. Jan asa

    Jan asa Auditioning

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    I would have hoped the staff to be the most knowledgeable about all construction items. BTW , where is "here"? Jan asa
     
  4. chris_everett

    chris_everett Second Unit

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    As no one else has answered...

    There are three rules in soundproofing:

    1. Airtight. If a room is not airtight, all else doesn't matter. Spaces around normal interior doors are the number one issue, but there are others.

    2. Dense wall partitions. This is where the stuff you talked about comes in. More drywall, MLV, and so forth

    3. Vibration Isolation. Room within a room, Resiliant channel and so forth.

    The closer you get to all three of these, the better your soundproofing will be. Keep in mind that soundproofing is a matter of degrees. Making a room capable of rock concert levels, while the next room is dead-quiet, is very difficult. How much sound transmission your willing to live with will greatly effect your project.
     

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