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post #21 of 30
Turn on your music (reasonably loud and bassy), go and ask him it it's too loud...

Or, cardboard eggboxes on the wall
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It wont work if you just do one wall, trust me I've tried it I ended up having to redo my roommates closet ( her closet is against the wall next to my room) and the bottom of my room just to get the bass down enough that she doesn't notice it. Bass is just so hard to keep from traveling without breaking the bank/making your house look like a padded cell.
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Thanks everyone. It would probably be easier for me to get a smaller sub and a buttkicker. Looks like it would be amazing paired with a powerful sub for movies
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Thanks everyone. It would probably be easier for me to get a smaller sub and a buttkicker. Looks like it would be amazing paired with a powerful sub for movies
Agreed! that butt Kicker looks hellish! i'd like one of those Massive Kickers and still use my subs!
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First find the studs along the wall and mark them. Take paint thinner to eat the paint away and reveal the sheet rock. Take the sheet rock off. Goto Home Depot, they sell Dynamat $50 for a huge roll. Put that up with the insulation and then put Sheet Rock back up. Paint your walls again and boom sound proofed.
post #26 of 30
The best thing todo is go see your neighbor and ask him what he thinks.

I know when i lived with my dad even if he could here the slightest sound from my gaming while he was downstairs he'd shout up and tell me to turn it down.
I'm the opposite, i have a high tollerence to other peoples noise, infact to me it's not noise it's just sound coming from somewhere else.
I have other neighbors that party hard for nights on end and all i can hear when i turn down my sound is drunken antics and music, this does'nt bother me one bit as i make my own noise but it really bothers the mrs when she stops over.

In this day and age we can't live without noise, we live too close together, it's all about the people that live around you, what are there tolerences?

I'm happy with turning up the sound to drown out other noise, find out if your neighbors are happy, it will only take a few moments and then you can go from there.
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post #27 of 30
if you own the town home you could use spray foam insulation to combat the noise.
post #28 of 30
could look into remodeling with Quiet rock.

http://www.quietrock.com/
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post #29 of 30
green glue, quiet rock, and a subdude/gramma (this is the cheapest and easiest suggestion, but it might not help at all depending on your situation) are all good suggestions. stopping bass frequencies from going through walls is not a simple thing to do.

or just be polite and turn your sub down or off at night time. i wouldn't talk to the neighbor about it unless he brought it up though.
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post #30 of 30
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Hi,

Bass is pretty hard to contain, low freqs require mass and decoupling to control. If it's on a floor that has a wooden structure underneath it a "subdude" type thing might work well for you, it won't work wonders but it might stop rattling. Otherwise only things you could do require contruction, as you mentioned "apartment" I am guessing that contruction is out of the picture?
This is correct. Bass is extremely hard to control because it carries so easily. You can try and roll off the extreme low frequencies because the lower you go the easier the waves carry. Also you could throw some padding under your sub to help reduce the amount of signal vibration sent into the structure of the building. Finally maybe put the sub as far away as possible from the wall with your neighbor.
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