Archive for July, 2010

Soundproof Room Dividers

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

The other day we read an article about using soundproof room dividers to lessen the noise in a room. The article claimed that freestanding dividers could lessen noise in home offices, call centers, office spaces, or even in rooms that children shared. The purpose is to lessen sound, but not eliminate it.

Soundproof room dividers will only lessen sound if the sound is natural – like normal toned voices, a television at a moderate volume, or a quiet phone in an office setting. The problem is that they are not a good solution if you really need a quiet environment in which you can focus.

They look good. They sound like a great alternative. But wouldn’t it be more effective to simply put up a soundproof, floor-to-ceiling wall instead? What do you think?

Introducing the Lincoln MKT

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Ford has certainly done it again, with the introduction of the 2010 Lincoln MKT. The MKT isn’t a mini-van, nor is it a station wagon. It’s more like a hybrid for families who need space and safety but really want the features of an SUV at the same time. This car certainly fits the bill.

You do realize, of course, that one of the reasons we like this vehicle so much is because the manufacturer included extra soundproofing, making the inside cabin ride incredibly quiet in addition to comfortable. Next time you’re near a Ford dealership, give one a test drive and see for yourself!

Are Acoustic Panels Worth the Price?

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Simply put, the answer to this question is yes. Here’s why.

When the average person designs a home theater, he thinks about the aesthetics of the room, but not always the acoustics. The truth is that every single aspect of a room impacts sound – from pain to furniture to window coverings. We forget these thins when we go out to buy huge chairs, entertainment centers, a big screen televisions. And, as such, we sometimes mess up the acoustics.

So how do we solve the problem? We hang a few decorative acoustic panels around the room. They can usually be chosen to fit your decor and, in the end, your soundproofing efforts won’t be for naught. You’ll end up with a gorgeous room, and a relaxing, quiet place to enjoy your movies.

SoundProof: Simplicity

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Alright, so this particular video isn’t exactly about the art of soundproofing, but it’s a great mix and you’ll see a group of guys (aka SoundProof) having a lot of fun – recording in a soundproof environment. Check it out!