I live in one half of a duplex and bass from my music, even at moderate volume levels, carries through to my neighbour. What is recommended to minimize the transmission of low frequencies? The party wall is two separated stud assemblies, each with insulation bats between the studs and 5/8" drywall. Thanks.
Bass frequencies are the most difficult sounds to effectively reduce and control when dealing with sound transmission. While QuietRock ES does provide noticeable sound reduction at all frequency ranges, the decibel level reductions in the very low frequency ranges (from 250 hz to as low as 50hz) are not as great as the reductions seen at the mid and higher frequencies.
One solution is to use our best performing QuietRock 545 product as this panel is designed to address a broader frequency range and provides much better decibel level reductions in the low frequency range than the ES product. Alternatively, a double layered approach with QuietRock ES using QuietGlue Pro between the two layers of ES would provide additional incremental reduction of the bass frequencies.
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