Cheap soundproofing

 

New member
Username: Xxraiderxx

1, Ga Us

Post Number: 1
Registered: May-06
need help soundproofing mi room any one have any methods and price range
 

Bronze Member
Username: Smokey847

Post Number: 42
Registered: Apr-05
If you want something pretty much for free, and you have access to the attic or inside or other side of the walls, you can soundproof with egg cartons. Not the styrofoam kind, but the other kind. I've seen it done...
 

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Username: Xxraiderxx

1, Ga Us

Post Number: 13
Registered: May-06
thanks 4 the help
 

New member
Username: Cowardlychickennose

Post Number: 1
Registered: Aug-06
I work as an acoustic engineer, and this myth about egg boxes has to stop!!

If you stick egg boxes all over your wall they will not help soundproofing at all. You would bee beter of using another layer of plasterboard!!

Egg boxes if they help at all which our expensive sound testing equipment say otherwise then they would reduce the reverberations in the room space and not sound proof. To soundproof you need to build up the density of the wall/floor or ceiling.

You can put large speakers on egg boxes to reduce the unwanted vibrations, but rubber mats (20mm) work infinatly better.

Listen up people, egg boxes were designed to carry eggs, not stop sound!!!
 

Gold Member
Username: Project6

Post Number: 9389
Registered: Dec-03
Bad advice JBC, egg cartons don't work. What you've seen done is a mistake or a home decor gone bad.

http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/basement.html
 

Gold Member
Username: Project6

Post Number: 9390
Registered: Dec-03
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/myths.htm
 

New member
Username: Cowardlychickennose

Post Number: 2
Registered: Aug-06
The cheapest soundproofing i can find onthe web is;
http://www.soundservice.co.uk/SBM5.htm
 

Silver Member
Username: Eib_nation

Ohio EIBville

Post Number: 109
Registered: Jul-06
That mat isnt going to make a bit of difference either. The only way to soundproof is through room construction. No simple gadget like a floormat will make a difference.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Peleton

Post Number: 13
Registered: Aug-06
i have been searching for an affordable solution to the sound proofing issue. I discussed this with a saleperson at a local high end store. He suggested carpet on the walls. I then called a carpet store and they thought i was crazy. The carpet salesman thought carpet wouldnt help at all. Hes obviously not an acoustic expert. I found some stick on squares in black and darker black which look nice and its affordable, but in my research the only way to do it cheaply is attach felt covered plywood or mdf. I am building a home theater from scratch in a new house my wife and I just bought. we move in this month. I have major acoustical issues and my solution is velvet drapes everywhere. ceiling to floor drapes
 

Silver Member
Username: Praetorian

Canada

Post Number: 388
Registered: Dec-05
Your carpet salesman is more on the ball than your "hifi" dealer's "acoustic" expertise. I suppose carpeting on the walls could be considered a form of "treatment", and would reduce echo etc, but its "proofing" effects would be negligible.
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