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Old 06-21-2010, 04:02 PM   #1
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Real Soundproofing Results anyone?

There are alot of opinions on sound dampening condos or apartments. I am going to undertake a sound dampening project in my first floor condo due to A-hole neighbors upstairs. I was all set to due green glue and 5/8" rock over existing but now am having second thoughts.
I have researched alot of products and most are expensive. Does anyone have any real life results from any of these products? I dont want to undertake gg and 5/8" if its not going to make a bit of difference. I am considering demoing all drywall and doing a combo of mineral wool and resilient channel or just mineral wool or just resilient channel. Obviuosly, the more steps the better but which of all these systems do you feel you get the most bang for your buck if I were to just do one of them?
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There must be many published tests/studies on resi. sound attenuation on the Web.
Whether there is an optimum db attenuation per inch per buck remains to be seen.

To cancel out biased studies, look for numbers and plot them on Excel,
either attenuation per inch of thickness or attenuation per dollar.

Outliers on your graph
like the one at 6000,30 will alert you that something is wrong.

With the active systems you may be able to rent one and so actually try it out.
Once you know how dbs you want at each freq. you can stay with the active or design your passive system.

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here is a source for sound proofing information
Another great place i have found to reseach sound proofing are the forums about home theaters where they are doing it in their homes.
Good luck
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:53 PM   #4
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GG and 5/8 drywall is going to be your easiest, quickest, cheapest solution. Just do it and see if you actually need more. If you don't - YAY you are done. If you do need more, then you will know for sure that your extra time, effort, and money was well spent.
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