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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-30-2014, 11:23 AM
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Posted By Ted White
300% more viscous / stiff. Eat your spinach

300% more viscous / stiff.

Eat your spinach
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-30-2014, 10:20 AM
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Posted By Ted White
From a practical standpoint, keep in mind the...

From a practical standpoint, keep in mind the compressibility / viscosity of the different damping compounds. Some spread readily and others... don't.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-07-2014, 12:32 PM
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Posted By Ted White
Another vote for the mini split

Another vote for the mini split
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-30-2014, 10:35 AM
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Posted By Ted White
Right. And regardless of the budget, if you're...

Right. And regardless of the budget, if you're spending more than the cheapest fiberglass on sale- well, then you could have saved the $$ on something else.

The fact that the best material choice...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-30-2014, 07:35 AM
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Posted By Ted White
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by BasementBob http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/456614/green-glue/1290#post_24665498)

the 'anechoic chamber' at Orfield...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-29-2014, 01:50 PM
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Posted By Ted White
Resilient channel is the most litigated product...

Resilient channel is the most litigated product in our industry. It is a poor performing product with no general recognized construction standard. Much better to look at a clip & channel system.
...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-28-2014, 11:43 AM
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Posted By Ted White
Bob's last point about the LF is what's...

Bob's last point about the LF is what's relevant. From practical terms you don't have many variables.

Decouple the wall with double walls / studs

Make the air cavity as deep as practical
...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-28-2014, 05:10 AM
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Posted By Ted White
ST- If the mass is decoupled and on the on the...

ST- If the mass is decoupled and on the on the outer leaves, isolation is improved.

A heavier wall would normally do better, unless it were part of a coupled assembly.

A heavier wall that is a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-25-2014, 11:12 AM
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Views: 63,324
Posted By Ted White
It's quiet because you have all that exposed...

It's quiet because you have all that exposed absorption. Add drywall and they'll both sound the same.

Regardless of the budget, we never spec anything other than the cheapest fiberglass you can...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-23-2014, 06:00 AM
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Posted By Ted White
Totally agreed

Totally agreed
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-23-2014, 05:17 AM
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Posted By Ted White
Regarding pre-damped drywall, please do the math...

Regarding pre-damped drywall, please do the math before you proceed. Damped mass is damped mass so what is the price per damped pound AND how many pounds are you adding?

You won't get a lower...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-08-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 63,324
Posted By Ted White
Quote:Originally Posted by Mega...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mega Mind http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1017460/roxul-sound-proofing-opinion/90#post_24581821)

Mr Ted:

1) In the previous...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-11-2014, 05:11 PM
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Posted By Ted White
Not really. If you don't decouple, you'll never...

Not really. If you don't decouple, you'll never have great bass isolation. Decoupled ceilings help a lot with footfall vibration from above as well
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-14-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By Ted White
I have been spec-ing them in the 4 1/4" old work...

I have been spec-ing them in the 4 1/4" old work box.

So the .7" lens off the ceiling you find unattractive, is that right?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-14-2014, 11:37 AM
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Views: 960
Posted By Ted White
See the PDF link in the first post. This is...

See the PDF link in the first post.

This is a Cooper / Halo light fixture and that is their spec sheet.

I spoke with their engineer group before posting this, BTW.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-14-2014, 11:08 AM
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Views: 960
Posted By Ted White
Bing-Go No recessed housing, no telescoping...

Bing-Go

No recessed housing, no telescoping arms, no backer box. That's the potential this offers
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-14-2014, 10:45 AM
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Views: 960
Posted By Ted White
With a 4" hole in the drywall, and the ability...

With a 4" hole in the drywall, and the ability to seal the work box with putty pads, I see no need for a backer box at all. That's why I'm excited
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-14-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By Ted White
I'm thinking this could be a big deal, so I'm...

I'm thinking this could be a big deal, so I'm opening this up to this sharp group. I figured experiences could be shared here for everyone's benefit.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-14-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Ted White
Run in the soffit as you showed us up there....

Run in the soffit as you showed us up there. Just maybe add a third layer of mass to it. I'd leave it excluded from the room altogether
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-14-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Ted White
If the jumper were flex, it would conduct less....

If the jumper were flex, it would conduct less. That's one thing.

Maybe just add insulation around the flex, and consider shielding the soffit with a third layer of mass
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-14-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By Ted White
Recessed lights are a pain. You want 'em but...

Recessed lights are a pain. You want 'em but then again, they're just more holes.

We'd like the holes to be as small as possible to minimize the loss through the drywall hole.

We'd like to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-04-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 18,505
Posted By Ted White
I'm glad you mentioned Brian Ravnaas above. He...

I'm glad you mentioned Brian Ravnaas above. He is truly the soundproofing master. He developed the Green Glue and he and his brother founded the company. Was great to be part of all that way back in...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-04-2014, 04:04 AM
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Views: 18,505
Posted By Ted White
Let's keep in mind that insulation doesn't do...

Let's keep in mind that insulation doesn't do much on its very best day. Of the 4 Elements, it brings the least to the table. Interestingly, however, it's sometimes the most discussed.

What we...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-03-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,059
Posted By Ted White
No value

No value
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-03-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,059
Posted By Ted White
The application has the dual task of adding mass...

The application has the dual task of adding mass and damping the original subfloor.

The 5/8" drywall weighs maybe 2X what the MLV weighs per square foot, and costs 1/5 what MLV costs.

The...
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