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The Sound Advice Blog

Many people find the world of acoustical treatments to be confusing and overwhelming. Here on the Acoustical Solutions Sound Advice Blog, we will concentrate on presenting solutions to typical acoustical problems and discuss relevant topics on the subject.

The posts here will be related general sound and noise control topics like blocking sound, absorbing sound, or diffusing sound. We will also provide information on how acoustical materials can be used or applied to specific applications.

  • This Earth Day, Don't Forget Noise Pollution

    What Is Noise Pollution? The traditional definition of noise is “unwanted or disturbing sound”. Sound becomes unwanted when it either interferes with normal activities such as sleeping, conversation, or disrupts or diminishes one’s quality of life. Noise induced stress can cause headaches, fatigue, insomnia, and irritability. Noise is the number one cause of neighborhood dissatisfaction, […] Read More »

  • AcoustiArt Acoustic Panel

    How it's Made: Acoustic Art Printed Sound Absorbing Panels

    At the end of 2014, Acoustical Solutions added Art Acoustic Panels to our online inventory. These are acoustic wall panels with all the noise reduction capability of the highest quality acoustical treatment but are customized with graphics or photos of any variety. While we had been making them per request for a while, we waited […] Read More »

  • AcoustiArt in a Family Room

    New Prints and Shapes: Artful Noise Reduction

    Traditionally, acoustical treatment has been made with functionality in mind, aesthetics taking a backseat. The way we think about and use noise control products, however, has changed. Our new range of artistic acoustical products is a reflection of this movement. New prints and shapes make noise reduction truly artful. New Prints A popular trend is […] Read More »

  • LEED Logo

    Sustainable Series Acoustical Products: Earning LEED credits and Greening Buildings

    For years Acoustical Solutions, LLC. has offered products that help businesses earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits. However, this year, we set out to offer a cohesive line that takes advantage of all recyclable and sustainable materials available, earning more credits and easing the decision of builders to choose green products. We […] Read More »

  • Outdoor Noise Path Diagram

    Sound Barriers: Absorptive vs. Reflective

    We’ve all seen soundbarriers or sound walls along highways, neighborhoods, construction sites and many other noisy areas. They’re normally concrete, wood, plastic or even vinyl blankets. Read about our various outdoor soundproofing products here. Most are quite effective at reducing highway noise, construction noise and many other forms of noise pollution, but depending on their properties, they could be causing more problems than they’re fixing. This article will discuss the properties that should be considered when shopping for one of these sound barriers, specifically reflective vs. absorptive properties. Read More »

  • EcoSorpt® Hanging Sound Baffles

    What are Acoustic Baffles?

    Because we've recently introduced a new collection of acoustic baffles, we thought we would tell you a bit about what exactly an acoustic baffle is and how it works in acoustic treatment. First though, have a look at the baffles in our new collection. Acoustic Lanterns are innovative ceiling baffles designed for hotel lobbies, restaurants and other architecturally demanding environments where acoustic control must integrate with its surroundings. Read More »

  • Jeff B.'s Home Theater acoustical treatment.

    Super Bowl Sunday: Celebrating the Home Theater

    Few yearly events are as quintessentially American as Super Bowl Sunday. What’s better is that it appeals to such a diverse group of people. From the football fanatic, the music junkie (can you “say halftime?”), and the pop culture enthusiast all tune in every year. Whether you are watching it for the commercials (30 seconds […] Read More »

  • The Green Glue Noiseproofing system is designed to work with damping compound, acoustical sealant, Whisper™ Clips and joist tape to provide a complete soundproofing solution.

    How to Soundproof (Sound Blocking)

    Foam Does not Stop Sound from Going Through Walls To tackle the topic of “how to soundproof”, I thought I should just go ahead and get that out of the way. It is used to stop echoes in a room. The reason you see it in soundproof recording studios is because they have already done […] Read More »