sound proofing

Soundproofing is any means of reducing the sound pressure with respect to a specified sound source and receptor. There are several basic approaches to reducing sound: increasing the distance between source and receiver, using noise barriers to reflect or absorb the energy of the sound waves, using damping structures such as sound baffles, or using active antinoise sound generators.
Two distinct soundproofing problems may need to be considered when designing acoustic treatments - to improve the sound within a room (See anechoic chamber), and reduce sound leakage to/from adjacent rooms or outdoors. Acoustic quieting, noise mitigation, and noise control can be used to limit unwanted noise. Soundproofing can suppress unwanted indirect sound waves such as reflections that cause echoes and resonances that cause reverberation. Soundproofing can reduce the transmission of unwanted direct sound waves from the source to an involuntary listener through the use of distance and intervening objects in the sound path.

View More On Wikipedia.org
  1. J

    Sound proofing a old 1930’s living room and dining room?

    I have a typical 3 bedroom 1930s house and looking at possibly soundproofing my living room and dining room as i am planning to take back most if not all the plaster back to brick. I came across Wall Soundproofing | Industry Leading Solutions which offers a wide range of solutions with some...
  2. P

    Advice on dorm room walls/door

    Hi there! I'm a university student and my dorm room this year has fairly thin walls and clear audible sounds from outside the door as well. I've been searching for advice specific to my goals here, but have yet to find answers that are somewhat helpful or direct. My two main goals are this...
  3. F

    Home Office - internal sound proofing ideas

    Hi, So my situation is that I currently use a spare bedroom as an home office which I share with another person and we are having issues with the sounds each one of makes when we are on calls - its too noisy and the people we are talking too often hear the other person. We are moving into a...
  4. M

    Sound proofing a lounge

    Im after some advice around sound proofing. I live in a terraced house with shared walls on left & right. i want to listen to my films & music at a high volume but don't want to be a noisy neighbour or 'that guy'. I have noisy neighbours to the left and would also like to drown them out. I...
  5. Harkon321

    'Secondhand Cinema' - House Extension with a Dedicated MK Home Cinema Room

    Photos of the room as it stands, very much a constant work in progress. Details of the build below. This thread is as much for my benefit as yours. It's provided a way to record the design, planning and construction of my own little dedicated space. I will continue to update the...
  6. M

    Question Subwoofers & sound proofing

    Im not sure the best section to put this in but, i want to turn my sub up a bit without annoying the neighbours. Its a BK Gemini 2 and is currently placed behind the AV cabinet on the wall that leads into my back room, its nearly in the middle of the room. Currently on a granite board which is...
  7. I

    Double garage conversion sound proofing

    Hi Im in the middle of a detached double garage convsertion it was going to be a gym / games room but i have now decided i would like to split the room in two and have half as a cinema room. The sheet in the middle of the room is where a new stud wall would be built. The cinema would be the...
  8. 19ninety

    Sound proofing party wall

    I recently moved in to a new build, on the odd occasion when I get time to watch a film I like to have the volume up a bit to enjoy the 5.1. The walls in my place aren't great, I can hear the neighbours tinny sounding TV noise through the wall, can hear them coughing, muffled talking on the...
  9. G

    Sound proofing.

    Hi all. I am building a home cinema at some point when funds allow, but in the meantime the dedicated room is taking shape and getting to plasterboard stage just like the rest of the rooms. Seemingly building a room in a room is a wise choice for sound isolation. I have actually done this...
  10. DLPMaybe

    Sound proofing partition wall that supports tv

    Hi, I’m considering sound proofing my patriotism wall. I have 3-5 inches of space to play with. The tv is on this wall (70” 40kg). How do you add sound proofing and provide support to hold the tv? Can any one recommend any companies to do this work that do not over charge? I’m based...
  11. Alexxxx

    Acoustic foam panels/material for velvet installation.

    Hello everybody and happy new year! Quick question for you all. I am in the process of building my home cinema half of which will be covered with black velvet. I would like to do some room acoustic treatment as well, which is why I already purchased a very thick carpet and and about 9m2 of...
  12. E

    Question Sound proofing a single wall, suggestions.

    Hey, im in the process of removing a chimney breast from a party wall in my living room. This means that a good chunk of that wall will need to be re-plaster boarded and skimmed. Im thinking that while im at it i may as well take the plaster board of the rest of this same wall and put in some...
  13. Harkon321

    UK Distributor of Sound Proofing Materials?

    Has anyone completed a build recently and can recommend any suppliers? After IB-3 Decoupling Bracket/Clips - Like this: IB-3 Decoupling Bracket | Soundproofing Co. I'm also looking for a clip channel system for the ceiling so interested to see what people purchased. Finally if anyone has...
  14. N

    Sound proofing

    I've read much on here about soundproofing and taken a lot of it onboard when doing my garage conversion - i.e. building a 6" stud partition with rock wool insulation and sheeted both sides (12mm ply out, plasterboard in), leaving a 4" air gap from the outside wall, effectively like a timber kit...
  15. Ravenseed76

    Question How to soundproof wall under stairs semi-detached house

    Hi all, sorry if this has been asked, I couldn't find the required answers when I searched. I am thinking of moving my home theatre to the gap under my stairs. The wall is against the adjoining wall with my neighbours. I want to mount my OLED on the wall and put 3 speakers in there. They...
  16. Lord Dawkins

    Question Advice on soundproofing for imminent Home Theater build

    Hi AV Forums, Firstly, hello! This is my first post, though I have been lingering for some time due to me knowing the timeline for my build start date. Also, apologies if this is in the wrong place, I ran a search for threads with the soundproofing tags and it seems a lot of them came from...
  17. F

    Question Soundproofing for room above

    I need to sound proof my home cinema, to prevent the sound going in the room above. The side is not a concern at all. The installer said he needed only to put acoustic material on the ceiling, not on the side wall, because he said that sound will not travel up via the side wall. Is that true...
  18. F

    Question Do atmos speakers cause more or less noise pollution than 'conventional' speakers?

    I have had a 7.1 setup since 2011 and never had any problems till the other half started doing online fitness classess at high volumes. Since then the neigbour on one side of my terraced property has complained of noise pollution from our side (the other neighbour says they never hear a thing)...
  19. F

    Question 'Sound proofing' AV noise pollution in a terraced house

    Hi. I live in a terraced town house with neighbours on both sides. The first floor is a combined kitchen / living room and has the AV against the wall of Neighbour A and facing the direction of the house of Neighbour B. The side of the house closest to Neighbour B has a staircase wall between...
  20. Sebski22

    Question Sound proofing: Stop sound travelling upwards

    Hey sound proofing experts, I am moving my home cinema into a newly built extension under the master bedroom! (big mistake I know, but I need my man cave as a dedicated office space!) My question is, if I only want to stop noise travelling upward through the ceiling to the master bedroom do I...
Back
Top Bottom