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cheap sound deadening material?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by markbigears, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. markbigears

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    is there anything cheapish that works, im making a small enclosure with ported front for a sub under the stairs, any advice?
     
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    Will the material be going into the sub enclosure? Or under the stairs?
     
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    the enclosure is in a cupboard under the stairs, ive seperated the cupboard and intend to sound proof that smallish area. if you get my drift?
     
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    Pretty sure i understand.

    In which case make sure all the sides of the enclosure are solid, no rattling or panels that will vibrate easily. This may mean poping some extra screws into any timebr thats slightly lose.

    You want the space to be perfectly airtight, if you can get some silicon or caulk sealer, and fill any gaps.

    For lining the sides CPC have sheets of foam egg-crat/packing material that's not too expensive, it'll be worth lining the enclosure with this, and also some wadding, also available from CPC.
     
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    Many thanks for the help rich
     
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    sorry to but in on your post

    probably stupid question but who is CPC??

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    No problem brendank.

    CPC are part of the Farnell group, they supply, bits and parts.

    Site is here:

    www.cpc.co.uk
     
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    Wickes do a 30mm high density slab that may be suitable for internal soundproofing of your enclosure.

    Gary.
     

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