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MAD acoustical connections mass air decouple

[icon name="stroopwafel"] [icon name="stroopwafel" prefix="fal"] Click Now! MAD acoustical connections mass air decouple A typical graph will reveal that mid level frequencies and high frequencies are contained inside of the high TL assembly. Low frequency (LF) is difficult to stop. You can contain LF up to a frequency level as defined by how much mass you have in the assemble as a starting place. Other factors come into the equation to better define the TL. The distance between one side of the wall, roof, floor, etc. and the other side is called the “air”. Also builders insulation is placed inside...
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If the word isn’t soundproof, what is it

Click here: If the word isn't soundproof, what is it? Digging holes and installing metal rebar, rolling out thick plastic sheeting, controlling 5 foot tall wire mesh in the attempt to place the wire in the concrete form. Controlling cracks in the concrete is what the wire does so tie it up good. Think the roof is just a roof? As they say, think again. The roof is typically part of the building envelope that you are trying to gain control over. Every sound outdoors will come in through the roof and walls and windows and doors. (more…)
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Smallroom Acoustics Where Do I Begin

Do you start with Books on Acoustics For Architects and Engineers? In a small room in Midtown, Somewhere, International there is a pair of ears that hears music in his or her room...and is not happy with the sound. It's not the playing ability, the 10000 hours have been put in. You are a competent musician and sought out by friends and family for your playing and singing and as often, your song writing ability. The room, the room doesn't know how to give back the music that your hands develop on your musical instrument of choice. What do you...