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Products
A listing of products mentioned in the article.

Damping Compound
Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound (greengluecompany.com)

Insulation
Roxul, North American subsidiary of Rockwool International (roxul.com)

Isolation Bushings, Hat Channels, and Accessories
Kinetics Noise Control (kineticsnoise.com): IsoMax Resilient Sound Isolation Wall and Ceiling Clip, IsoBacker Acoustical Outlet Backer Putty Pad
Johnson Bros. Metal Forming Co. (johnsonrollforming.com): Hat Channels
PAC International (pac-intl.com): RSIC-1 Rubber Sound Isolation Clip

Mass-Loaded Vinyl Barrier
Mass-loaded vinyl barrier is sold under many different brand names
Acoustiblok (acoustiblok.com): Acoustiblok Soundproofing Material, available in ⅛- and ¼-inch thicknesses

Sound-Engineered Drywall
Soundproof panels are available from several companies but will likely be a special order item at Home Depot or Lowe’s.
National Gypsum (nationalgypsum.com): Gold Bond SoundBreak XP ½- and 5⁄8-inch Gypsum Board
Serious Energy (quietrock.com): QuietRock line of sound-damped panels, available in ½-, 5⁄8-, and 13⁄8-inch thicknesses
Supress (supressproducts.com): Sound Engineered Drywall (SED) in ½-, 5⁄8-, ¾-, and 1-inch thicknesses

Soundproof Flooring
Dura Undercushions Ltd. (duracushion.com): Duracoustic rubber matting

Sound Absorbing Supports
Mason Industries (mason-industries.com): Super W Pads, intended for industrial applications, but they make excellent speaker isolators

Additional Information
Acoustical Consultants and Contractors: Check local listings
American Institute of Architects (AIA) (aia.org)
Acoustical Society of America (ASA) (acousticalsociety.org)
Acoustical Solutions, Inc. (acousticalsolutions.com)
Super Soundproofing Co. (soundproofing.org)

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