Home Theater Acoustics 101

 home-theater-acoustic-Wall-PanelsACOUSTICAL GLOSSARY

Don’t let a few soundproofing terms slow you down. This Glossary of Acoustic Terms will help you. Included in the glossary are definitions for various soundproofing words, as well as detailed descriptions of sound isolation concepts. Read More

HOW TO MEASURE SOUND WAVES

Noise affects us everyday; at home, at leisure, during sleep, when traveling and at work. Taking an active role in making a room soundproof is not only soothing but could also yield noticeable health benefits. Below are a few things you should know about sound and how its measured. Read More

SOUNDPROOFING

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. Read More

UNDERSTANDING STC

You will come across a great many terms when researching soundproofing. Perhaps the most common sound isolation term is STC. What is Sound Transmission Class and what does it mean for your soundproofing project? The answers in this article may surprise you. When discussing the reduction of sound vibration as it travels from one side of a wall to the other, we need to quantify and measure this loss. Many soundproofing products that have a high STC perform terribly. Find out why. Read More

ELEMENTS OF ROOM CONSTRUCTION

How exactly do you build a soundproof room? Start with a basic understanding soundproofing construction. If you understand the basics, you’ll have a more educated eye to view your problem room. In general, we are trying to stop vibrations from getting to “your” side of the wall or ceiling. Read More