Resilient Sound Isolation Clips

RSIC Clips, or Resilient Sound Isolation Clips, are a  mechanical clip system  that is used in conjunction with the density of dB-Bloc to  soundproof a wall.  These sound isolation clips help to lift and separate your  drywall away  from the structure of a common surface to combat sound transmission.  When structure-borne sound vibrations attempt to transmit through a common surface, the Sound Isolation Clips and their corresponding hat channels force a disconnection that will cause the collapse of the sound wave to produce your soundproof wall.   These isolation clips can be used on walls or ceilings, and for all new build, remodel, or retrofit to existing finished surfaces.

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Resilient Sound Isolation Clips

Density + Disconnection

The RSIC mechanical sound isolation clip system is designed to disconnect your framing by creating an air gap and minimizing contact points. The rubber feet help to further reduce sound transmission by dampening sound energy that has been converted to structure-borne vibrations.   

The traditional methods used to soundproof a room involve constructing walls with staggered studs or double studs to decouple the adjacent rooms. These methods are not only expensive due to the increased material required, but also take up a significant amount of space. Our recommended assembly method of dB-Bloc>RSIC Clips>Hat Channel>5/8″ sheetrock is less expensive, provides more acoustical performance, and takes up less space.   

The art & science of disconnecting your common surface is addressed in both our Walls and Ceilings sections of this website.

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Sound isolation clips help sound deaden noise bleeding through a common wall

Pricing

RSIC-1 clips come in two versions. Use the standard RSIC-1 clips when attaching to studs. The RSIC-1 Retro clips are used when installing over the top of the existing drywall.

Standard RSIC-1 clips are $285 per box (50 pcs).
RSIC-1 Retro clips are $315 per box (50 pcs).

To determine the number of RSIC Clips appropriate for your project, see our Clip Chart.
Orders can be placed online, or by phone at 1-800-638-9355.

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Forcing Disconnection

For new construction or exposed frame treatments, the correct assembly order to follow is:

  1. Anchor dB-Bloc directly to your studs – tape the seams (adds mass)
  2. Add the RSIC Clips (decouples the wall & creates air gap)
  3. Hat channel snaps into the RSIC clips
  4. Finally, finish with a layer of 5/8″ drywall

For finished wall surfaces, do the same.   For concrete block surfaces, reverse the process.   Anchor the clips to your concrete surface first, then snap the hat channels into place, then your dB-Bloc and your finished layer of drywall.   This will help separate the density of dB-Bloc away from the concrete surface.    The resulting dead air gap between the two masses will then collect and dissipate the trapped sound waves!

 

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sound isolation clips combat common wall noise transfer

Installation

RSIC Isolation Clips are simply screwed into your existing framing system.    The rubber gasket helps to decouple the connection point between the hat channel and your framing system.   In turn, this helps to further “float” your final drywall layer off and away from the structure of your building, forcing the collapse of the transmitting sound wave.   Just like snipping the string pulled tight between two coffee cans.

Questions?  Call 1-800-638-9355

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Sound Test Results

Octave Band Frequency (Hz)
125
250
500
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2000
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STC
RSIC
34
48
57
57
60
67
57
125
250
500
1000
RSIC
34
48
57
57
2000
4000
STC
RSIC
60
67
57
Test Results

Test results for the RSIC Clip application reflect the dB-Bloc layering sequence prescribed by NetWell Noise Control.

Shipping

RSIC Clips are shipped UPS direct to your job site.   For questions related to your treatment, call our help desk at 1-800-638-9355.

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Before You Get Started…

NetWell prides itself on being a teaching website. Yes, our goal is to help you solve your noise issues, but just as important is to help you understand how to do it, and do so cost effectively. The support tools below are built for you to help you better understand the art of sound control. We look forward to working with you, and delivering back a more user-friendly space.

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