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Acoustic Panel...Need idea, suggestion?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by michaelv, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. michaelv

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    Hi,
    I'm new to the forum and I'm planning to do diy acoustic panel. I go to Lowes and i see a bunch of Foam insulation (15" x 48") . Can i use it and cover with fabric for acoustic panel? i probably attach foam insulation to a sheet of fiber glass , then cover with fabric.

    Any idea, suggestion, source is greatly appreciated.

    thanks.
     
  2. pemberto

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    Hi I have just finished converting my garage into a room for my son to play his decks in with a veiw to using it as a cinema room later I used plaster board to the walls and ceiling with a layer of fibre glass insulation then wicks cavity slabs behind the board and it has worked well Just one slight problem as the garage door is integral (I used a fire door) as advised but the sound is still travelling through any idears how to get over this I have thought about a backing of polystyren foam?
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  4. fifa

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    Thought I had started my own thread :confused:
     
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    Sound will escape through any air gap. Have you sealed around the door with draught stripping so it's 'airtight' when closed?
     
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    Well I must confese it did cross my mind but I thought it was such a good fit so perhaps I will try some draft excluder
    Cheers
     
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    A flat 'glass absorber panel across the corner will work better or filling the corner with fibreglass is even better and flat slab fibreglass is a lot cheaper than the tube. Some people reported good results with plastic wrapped bales of fluffy fibreglass stacked in the corner, I've tried it and it's surprisingly good.
    Check out the forum on Studio Tips they have measurements of several corner traps including their own 'Super Chunks' and a couple of commercial ones.
     
  9. Bill Shenefelt

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    I bought some 4 inch thick Sonex from Illbruk.
    http://www.illbruck-sonex.com/
    It is the "wedge" shaped foam sheeting seen on a lot of newscasts or studios. It comes in various thicknesses and the thicker, the lower the frequency it can attenuate. Each sheet is 4 ft by 4 ft and you are best to buy their glue to attach it to the wall. Cuts with a scalloped blade bread knife. If you have a "lively" room, this stuff will do a great job to deaden it. I used it for a whole wall behind my stereo speakers and the wall just "disappears" Great stuff, but not cheap.
     
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    What sort of price a sheet did you pay? I can't see any prices on the website, guess you have to mail them.
     

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