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In order to gain a basic understanding of ‘Acoustical Damping’, there are a number of equally basic principles that one should first understand. From Vibration comes Airborn Energy; Sound We know that all airborne ‘Sound’ (airborne energy to which the human ear is responsive) is created by vibration. Acoustic energy is simply converted from one...
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updated December 13, 2018 Weightlifting gyms and cross fit gyms can be a real problem due to high impact loads that are difficult to isolate with traditional floating floors. Mason Industries worked with several sound consultants to develop a specially designed double floor system for these troublesome areas. Mason Industries always recommends the use of...
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Vibration isolation, though simple in concept, can be quite complex in practice. The rule-of-thumb is that an isolation medium needs to have a natural frequency, under gravitational load, at least 1/3 lower than the disturbing vibration created by an energized system (Note: This is usually a Mechanical or Electrical piece of equipment but could be...
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updated Recently, a reputable competitor of ours posted a blog entry regarding the importance of the ability to tune sound masking systems. While we don’t often reference comments made by our competitors, we felt that the statements made by the company’s vice president brought to light a very relevant topic in the world of sound masking...
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Vibra-Sonic is pleased to announce that we now supply the Primacoustic range of acoustic panels.  Primacoustic has become a market leader in high-performance acoustic products. The ground-breaking Broadway acoustic panels not only grace the studio walls of international artists such as John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), Nathan East (Eric Clapton) and...
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Noise Control Principles For HVAC Design From: Improving HVAC Acoustics, FacilitiesNet Noise control considerations and low background sound levels are critical for many kinds of buildings: not only listening spaces like performance halls, but also residences, offices, schools, and laboratories. Planning for good acoustical design is best when started early in a project. When the...
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updated Speech Privacy in Closed Rooms We have a great article on our Resources page by Eric de Santis P.Eng of BAP Acoustics. This article, titled “Office Acoustics – Speech Privacy and Security in Closed Rooms”, is definitely worth a read for anyone who is concerned with speech privacy in an office. 
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A set of Mason BMK concrete inertia bases recently prepared for a client Did you know that ASHRAE recommends that all flexible-coupled pumps be installed on concrete inertia bases, regardless of horsepower when using vibration isolators?  The primary purpose of the concrete inertia base is to provide strength in order to limit excess movement, and...
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