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    Thanksgiving Playlists: Because it's Not Christmas Yet

    Almost everyone loves Christmas – except for when it creeps up earlier and earlier each year and attempts to steal the limelight from Thanksgiving. Fight back with these Thanksgiving playlists first compiled by NPR in 2011. It’s no longer available on their website, but luckily we found this YouTube playlist compiled from the same tunes. […] Read More »

  • Back to School: Sound Experiments for Kids

    Four Fun Sound Experiments for Kids Labor Day weekend is here, which means beach trips, barbecues, and back to school. Here are some fun sound experiments parents and teachers can use to get their youngster’s brains working hard again- and they’re also a lot of fun! 1. How it’s Made A great activity for preschool-aged […] Read More »

  • New York City Noisier Than Ever?

    The New York Times published an article this month titled: “Many Pleas for Quiet, but City Still Thunders” It’s a great read, and really covers the history of noise in the loudest city in the world – and what NYC has done to try to control the noise over the years. You can read the […] Read More »

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    Acoustical Treatment Brings Tidings of Comfort and Joy

    Acoustical treatment is commonly associated with environments meant specifically for listening to or recording music, but the value of proper acoustical consideration in public and private spaces of all types can be underrated. During the past few decades, architectural acoustics has gained popularity in places such as schools, restaurants, offices, retail stores, healthcare facilities, and […] Read More »

  • Does Your Home Sound Like a Haunted House?

    Squeaks, creaks, and screeches abound during this festive Halloween season. Although seemingly appropriate, the pounding footfall from your upstairs neighbors or whirling of voices streaming through the open air returns in your house or apartment may be causing quite a stir for you and your family. Noise transmission is frequently a problem in large buildings […] Read More »

  • Top 5 Acoustical Products for Audio Professionals at AES Convention

    This weekend audio professionals from all over the world will attend the 133rd Audio Engineering Society Convention in San Francisco. This is a great opportunity to experience the latest technology and advancement in the soundproofing and acoustics industry, and Acoustical Solutions, Inc. will be there to do just that! Stop by our booth (# 704) […] Read More »

  • FAQ: Will Acoustical Wall Panels Ruin the Look of My Facility?

    Acoustical wall panels are the most common way to lower noise and increase intelligibility in facilities, but do they look good? The answer is a mixed bag. Acoustical wall panels are usually the result of a retrofit – no architect intentionally designs a facility to have bad acoustics –  usually it just wasn’t taken into […] Read More »

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    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 »

  • 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. This movement is reflected in the range of artistic acoustical products now available. New prints and shapes make noise reduction truly artful. New Prints A popular trend is […] Read More »

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    Sustainable Series Acoustical Products: Earning LEED credits and Greening Buildings

    For years Acoustical Solutions, Inc. 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 »