Acoustic Forum


Welcome to NetWell Noise Control's interactive Forum on soundprooofing.   This discussion board is open to all visitors to our website as we encourage clients and prospects to share questions and answers pertaining to their treatments.  Open any of the product categories to the left to join in or start new conversations, or ask questions.   Select from the topics to the right to source articles from our Journal logs posted below.   Questions?   Call our help desk at 1-800-638-9355.

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Tuesday
Aug262014

Onsite Acoustical Consulting

Controlling noise levels within a room does NOT require onsite experts in the field of soundproofing.   The mere size, shape and surface textures that make up the room can easily help calculate for the trained expert what is called a Sabin count.   Yes, that's a technical term, but not to worry.   It's measuring the level of absorption taking place in the space, and defining the level of additional absorption that the space needs in order to collapse your background noise back to more comfortable levels.   95% of all acoustical projects are dealing with nothing more than nuisance noise, and this process can easily define both the starting point and

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Sunday
Jul272014

The Two Second Rule in Acoustics

Take any restaurant, sanctuary, classroom, fellowship hall, band room, conference room or recording studio.  Stand in the center of the room and clap your hands.   If the room is properly treated for acoustics, the background sound wave reflections will bounce off perimeter surfaces and die off within two seconds.   Two seconds is the threshold level for human ear.    Sound wave reflections that die off within two seconds produce greater clarity to original sound.  The room is user friendly with premium sound quality.

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Tuesday
Jul222014

Solving Noise & Saving Money

Rooms that fill with excessive echoes include restaurants, gymnasium, sanctuaries, fellowship halls, daycare centers, cafeterias, multipurpose rooms, offices, conference rooms, band rooms, and more.   The echoes from noise reflecting off perimeter surfaces in the room combine to build unwelcome levels of background noise.   As a result, the room is unfriendly, and often times un-useable.   To offset the echoes, and return the room to premium sound quality, a set of sound panels can be surface mounted within the room.   These panels will capture and convert the echoes out of the space, delivering premium sound back to the room.

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Tuesday
Jul152014

How to Lower Cafeteria Noise

Loud cafeterias are filled with loud kids.   While there is no remedy to lowering the noise any one child puts out, the noise in the room can certainly be better controlled.   Lowering noise levels in a cafeteria is all about controlling the ambient echoes in the room.   As the kids produce noise, their voices reflect off perimeter wall surfaces, and redirect back into the room.   As these echoes continue,

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Tuesday
Jul082014

Do Sound Panels Block Noise?

One of the most mis-understood aspects of the soundproofing business is clients that call asking for sound panel treatments to help block noise bleeding from one room to the next.   The reality is, sound panels do not block noise.   Sound panels absorb echoes.   Sound panels will produce lower background noise within the same room the noise is generated in (like a loud restaurant), but sound panels do NOT block noise from bleeding to the next room over.   Think of a flood.  Sponges won't block noise, but sand bags will, right?   Well the same holds true when blocking sound waves.   Sound panels are sponges.   To properly block noise from bleeding to the adjoining space, there are "barrier" treatments featuring a product called dB-Bloc that are designed to block noise.  So yes, it can be done!  But no, not with sound panels!   Call for help to NetWell Noise Control at 1-800-638-9355 or visit them online at www.controlnoise.com!

 

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