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Room within a room article
Old 1st September 2011
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Room within a room article

Building a Soundproof Home Theater Room Within a Room - eCoustics.com

Hi guys! Id like to hear about your thoughts on this article. :D
-Chris
Old 2nd September 2011
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I thought the floating floor described was terrible. I am sure there are better articles describing how to do a "room within a room". You could also look at Rod Gervais book (amongst many others).
Old 2nd September 2011
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The lengths people will go to just to watch TV. Wow!
Old 2nd September 2011
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Originally Posted by Chris_Nicks View Post
Building a Soundproof Home Theater Room Within a Room - eCoustics.com

Hi guys! Id like to hear about your thoughts on this article. :D
-Chris
Not real crazy about his floating floor design - and when he makes this statement:

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The studded walls of the outer room should also use drywall on both sides.
he proves that he really doesn't have a clue what he's talking about.........

Rod
Old 2nd September 2011
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if you want a good one check out how the cia does it to keep people from hearing anything within that inner room
Old 2nd September 2011
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LOL. thought his flooring plan could cause some resonance and his wall construction is built on four leaves which is a waste of resources and higher STL opportunity. :D

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Not real crazy about his floating floor design - and when he makes this statement:
now how bout this statement?

"One reader sent along a link to www.quietsolution.com which markets a popular specialty soundproofing drywall called QuietRock, comprised of three layers of viscoelastic, ceramic and gypsum material. QuietRock's QR-525, which incorporates these layers, claims to be remarkably effective --one 5/8-inch layer of it is said to be the equivalent of up to eight layers of standard drywall and achieve STC ratings of "up to 72"
Old 2nd September 2011
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LOL. thought his flooring plan could cause some resonance and his wall construction is built on four leaves which is a waste of resources and higher STL opportunity. :D

now how bout this statement?

"One reader sent along a link to www.quietsolution.com which markets a popular specialty soundproofing drywall called QuietRock, comprised of three layers of viscoelastic, ceramic and gypsum material. QuietRock's QR-525, which incorporates these layers, claims to be remarkably effective --one 5/8-inch layer of it is said to be the equivalent of up to eight layers of standard drywall and achieve STC ratings of "up to 72"
+1. Someone has a problem with LF isolation and buys the QuietRock. After installation, the bass problem is there because QuietRock DOES NOTHING for MAM controlled transmission. IT could even be subjectively worse because there is no other sound to mask it. Expensive mistake.

Quietly and inexpensively,
Andre
Old 4th September 2011
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hmm.. so quiet rock isn't much a quiet solution eh?
Old 4th September 2011
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True.

Honestly, your best bet is to go with standard building materials. Lots of people trying to sell magic bullets... when in fact, none exist.

Also remember that acoustics is counter-intuitive and "If one thing is certain about acoustics, it is that if anything seems obvious it is probably wrong." - James Moir

Cheers,
John
Old 4th September 2011
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well said john. Nothing beats good old fashioned standard MAM construction :D
Old 4th September 2011
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hmm.. so quiet rock isn't much a quiet solution eh?
Well that all depends on what frequencies you're looking to cut out - it you look at their test results the product does preform exactly as they say it will - pretty good numbers in the STC range - which is primarily concerned with the frequency range of the human voice.... nothing that deals with the concerns we have for studio isolation, however - even in that frequency range - you can achieve the same results for less money by just adding inexpensive layers of drywall to your wall surfaces.

Not what I would consider a cost effective solution unless fractions of an inch meant something in your finished real estate.

Rod
Old 4th September 2011
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ohh.. right STC vs STL.
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