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How to soundproof(make the sound tighter) a room?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by keyser, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. keyser

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    My room has tiles on the floor and concrete walls, and I thought that the sound can be hurt by this(I sometimes find that dialog isn´t as good as it might be... but I have little to compare to).

    I have two tall capinets on each side of the screen, and I was thinking that I would but some dampening material(that looks ok.. and would be black) on the sides of those.

    I know that the thing that you get your eggs in(I don´t know the english word for it) dampens sound well, but it looks like crap. Is there anything available that does the job well, looks allright(black) and can be cut so it can be put on the sides of my cabinets.
     
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    Best bet is to look in the DIY forum for things like this.

    You can buy acoustic foam which will help things, though before you go down this route just look at how many soft furnishing you have in the room - thick rugs, big cushions, beanbags etc...will all help, as will heavy curtains.

    To do things cheaply in terms of treatments to the walls, you could look at carpeting them (which is what I did in my AV room) - without a doubt it will help...
     
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    Or even placing a rug onto the wall.

    Auralex make quite a few treatements which you place on your wall which aim to provide optimal sound dispersion in a listening room. I don't remember the URL link for their website at present, so will post back when I find it for you.
     
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    Interesting Link Ian, I found it quite useful.
     
  6. keyser

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    Holy moly.. those were fast replies, thanks.

    I´ve allready tried putting rugs on the floor etc.. but I don´t think it´s enough.

    I looked at the auralex site and they have some nice looking products but I think their expensive.

    I´m gonna check the link Ian posted.
     

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