Soundproofing Panels – Portable Noise Reduction

Soundproofing panels are good for areas that don’t need 100% soundproofing. Soundproofing panels are great alternatives to solid insulation type soundproofing that is setup in a permanent structure. These soundproof panels can be places anywhere on an instance notice. Many of the panels have designs on them and can be mounted directly to your wall, taking up little or no space at all. Some great uses for soundproof panels are:

  • Engine Test Cells
  • Dyno Booths
  • Transformer Enclosures
  • Acoustic Louvers
  • Acoustic Doors
  • Silencers
  • Acoustic Screens
  • Generator Enclosures
  • Blower Enclosures
  • Pump Enclosures
  • Air Compressor Enclosures
  • Air Conditioner Enclosures

Soundproofed panels come in many shapes and sizes. The size of the panel greatly shows how much sound absorption that can be had. For example some of the soundproofing panels can measure 26X4 inches. These are great, not only because they are small, but they are quite efficient at what they do. These panels work really well for controlling reflections that you may have either from placing a speaker too close to a wall(because of limited space) or controlling the low end frequency bleed of instruments in the recording studio such as drums or guitar amps.

If you purchase the plain soundproofing panels, one option that you have is to cover them with carpeting, creating carpet covered soundproofing.  You will want to use a shag type carpet, because the shag will act as a higher density, and density is what create sound and noise reduction.

It may take you awhile to find the exact and best position to place the acoustic panels in at first.  No two rooms are the same, and the only way to find out what works in the room is to well, try it.  Some rooms are live and some rooms are dead, just by design.  Acoustic soundproof panels really do make a difference when your dealing with apartment noise reduction, since they are non-destructive and you can place the sound panels anywhere and not worry about long term damage.

Creating an acoustic barrier against doors is also a good use for these panels.  Doors react well when there are diffusions in front of them and not letting the sound pass right through the door.  Its like getting in the way of sound waves, you really want to make it hard for them to get where they are going.

DIY soundproofing panels is a common and quite easy task.  You can create a soundproof panel of your choice for about $20.00.  You need a wood frame, chicken wire and some insulation.  Wrap the chicken wire around the frame, stuff it with insulation and wrap/staple the cloth(an old sheet) to the outside and you have yourself a great low cost soundproofing panel.

Soundproofing panels can make all the difference in the world, and the good thing is, you can put them in the closet or storage space when your done!

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