Tag Archives: sound

Check out the acoustics behind the quietest place on the planet


Eckel Noise Control Technologies created a new anechoic chamber for Microsoft that won the Guinness World Record for quietest room in the world. Microsoft contacted the company in March 2014 to build the chamber for audio and device testing at its Audio Lab in Redmond, Washington. The installation started in May of that year and was completed in July.

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Designing Sound Isolation in Multi-family Living

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Imagine moving into a new condo, only to realize the TV next door, the dog barking across the hall, and the neighbors walking around upstairs can all be easily heard. Acoustical consultants would love to help, but unfortunately there is little that can be done at this stage without significant cost and intrusion. Sound isolation issues are most effectively addressed before construction, during the design phase.

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Sounding Off on Acoustic Sealants


In the February issue of The Construction Specifier, we published the article, “Using Gypsum Wallboard for Acoustical Control,” by Ashwin L. Himat. The piece dealt with new drywall products designed to reduce noise. However, one reader was concerned there was a bigger picture to keep in mind. Steven Zalben, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, wrote:

The use of acoustical sealant to reduce sound transmission was only cursorily mentioned. Using an appropriate sealant on both top …

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