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.

  • Enclosures can Amplify Escaping Noise

    Recently, an Acoustical Solutions customer asked the following about acoustical enclosures: “What do you recommend to reduce the noise from my neighbor’s swimming pool equipment? The equipment is up against the exterior stucco wall of his home and is also enclosed be a three sided concrete block walls with a wooden door. There is no […]

  • What do Acoustical Wall Panels do?

    Acoustical wall panels are probably the most common acoustical treatment. But what do they do exactly? They don’t soundproof anything, as  may intuitively come to mind, but improve the quality of sound inside the room they are installed. How do they do this? The answer is sound absorption. Watch our short video for a demonstration.

  • They’re so Trendy and Modern. Yes, Acoustical Ceiling Tiles.

    When most people think of acoustical treatment, they probably think cushy or foamy, available in a variety of off-white colors. It is not always considered something that would contribute to a chic appearance. Creators of Adidas Village, a renovated 10.5-acre former hospital, however, know better. When Adidas decided to renovate an existing structure for Adidas […]

  • How to Stop Chiller and Air Conditioner Noise

    From large industrial chiller and air conditioner noise down to small residential heat pump and air conditioner noise, problems and discomfort are almost always associated with the annoying situations that the noisy units create. To get right to the point, we have your solution:  Acoustical Blankets. Applicable in both indoor and outdoor situations, our AudioSeal™ […]

  • More Decorative Acoustical Panels!

    A few weeks ago we posted a blog about decorative acoustical panels, or “acoustical art” as one of our customers has called them. Well … we just finished another order, and once again the panels look great! The panels, which are pictured below, are AlphaSorb fabric wrapped acoustical panels.  They’re assembled right here at Acoustical […]

  • How To Install Acoustic Panels

    Adhesive, Z-clips and impaling clips are a few of the options used to install acoustical panels. All of which are easy, you just have to know how and where to begin, and that’s why we’re here! The first video deals with making cut outs on your acoustic panels for electrical outlets, switches, phones, etc. Making […]

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    Interview Room Sound Transmission and Reverberation Issues

    From privacy to sound quality in recordings, sound and noise issues in an interview room is very important and can be corrected. Privacy issues arise when sound transfers between two spaces, and poor quality recordings are a result of echo and reverberation in the room.  Below we’ll tell you how to effectively fight these soundproofing […]

  • RV Wall Solution for your Motorhome Renovation

    Are you looking for something to put on the walls in that RV renovation you’re working on? We suggest our CrossPoint Sound Absorbing Wall Fabric.  Yes, that’s right, sound absorbing wall fabric. It’s perfect for motor home renovations because, as you know, RV wall space is quite limited.  As a matter of fact, space in […]

  • Acoustical Solutions: Did you know?

    We read an article recently about noisy restaurants and it got us thinking.  What first sparked our reflection was this passage: ” … many restaurateurs often fail to consult with acoustical experts during the design process because of the cost … ” When we read this we immediately switched over to our Facebook window and […]

  • How to Achieve Restaurant Noise Control in your Eatery

    We found an article recently about a restaurant in Monroeville, PA that is banning children under 6 years old. “Nothing wrong with babies, but the fact is you can’t control their volume. And there may be restaurants that prefer to cater to such things, not here,” said restaurant owner Mike Vuick. “I think it’s the […]