colterphoto1 Posted April 27, 2007 Share Posted April 27, 2007 If you're still in frame walls, try some random blocking between studs. My old 1950's home has two fireblocks in each stud space. Couple that with the double 1/2" plaster board and you have walls that don't 'ping' or resonate although they are quite live. To my ears, one of the most objectionable acoustic problems is all that drywall, only 1/2" thick, and suspended in evenly sized panels (16" oc x 8' or whatever). Think of that as a bunch of very similar sized drum heads that vibrate sympathetically with the music. The dreaded 'hand clap' test in large drywall rooms is a good demonstration of this. I'm a believer in dense, well braced walls as not only good construction technique, but a first step in a better sounding room. And glue and screw the drywall if you can. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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