We were very happy to see our DNSB wall braces highlighted in a recent N.Y. Times piece entitled Soundproofing for New York Noise. This interesting article discusses the very challenging task of sound proofing apartments in New York City from noisy neighbors, sirens, HVAC equipment, and all of the other annoying clamor that is so common in a crowded city with more than 8.5 million residents.
Two photos of our DNSB acoustical wall brace, shown below, were included in the article. These isolators were specified by Ryan Glotzbecker of Eremos, an acoustical consultancy headquartered in New York.
The introduction of an air gap between two walls results in a tremendous reduction in sound transmission between rooms. This kind of double walled construction is much more efficient and practical than the alternative of increasing the thickness and mass of the partition. Our DNSB acoustical wall brace, with double acting rubber elements, or what are referred to in the article as “donuts”, brace the wall system without transmitting sound and vibration across the isolating air space. The total thickness of the rubber elements is close to 2-1/2″ which results in a very low 10 Hz natural frequency.
The larger the air space between walls, the better, and our DNSB holds the gap at 3″. Larger air gaps are possible with longer hardware. Acoustical wall clips that hold furring channel within very thin rubber covers, or hard to install resilient channels, which maintain only 1″ between the walls, simply cannot provide the same sound reduction as our DNSB.
We are happy to do our part in keeping the citizens of New York from going crazy from all that racket. Please give us a call if you have any questions regarding our wall clips or any of our architectural systems
We look forward to hearing from you,