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A listing of products mentioned in the article.

Damping Compound
Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound (

Roxul, North American subsidiary of Rockwool International (

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

Mass-Loaded Vinyl Barrier
Mass-loaded vinyl barrier is sold under many different brand names
Acoustiblok ( 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 ( Gold Bond SoundBreak XP ½- and 5⁄8-inch Gypsum Board
Serious Energy ( QuietRock line of sound-damped panels, available in ½-, 5⁄8-, and 13⁄8-inch thicknesses
Supress ( Sound Engineered Drywall (SED) in ½-, 5⁄8-, ¾-, and 1-inch thicknesses

Soundproof Flooring
Dura Undercushions Ltd. ( Duracoustic rubber matting

Sound Absorbing Supports
Mason Industries ( 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) (
Acoustical Society of America (ASA) (
Acoustical Solutions, Inc. (
Super Soundproofing Co. (

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