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AVRant #266: Honey Ryder

January 12th, 2012

Second podcast of 2012 and we’re already innuendo-ing. Is that a word? Anyway, in today’s podcast, Rob H. is back on the air and as prolific as ever with a soup-to-nuts on soundproofing your room so your neighbors still like you when you up the bass. Also on the topics list:

Holiday sales of Consumer Electronics devices fall, but that’s only if you don’t count all the consumer electronics most of us use on a daily basis. Plus some positive news if you are the  maker of a very large TV. Speaking of TVs, it’s CES and everyone is showing us their new prototype. Check out

Sony’s “Crystal” LED display and Sharp’s 3D-capable 80 inch display. Further CES coverage (even if it’s quite boring) can be found on audioholics.com.
Liz drools over all 22 Bond Movies in one Blu-Ray box set and overshares. This week in Netflix news: Official launch in the UK and Ireland, and an additional waiting period to receive new releases in the mail. Liz and Rob aren’t great fans of the new Polaroid camera, but think maybe there’s hope for Polaroid yet.Thanks for listening and don’t forget to vote for us at Podcast Alley! To see our (mostly) complete collection of show videos, click here. Download Tom’s FREE ebook Bob Moore: No Hero which is pretty much available everywhere. You can also check out Tom’s new book, Bob Moore: Desperate Times on Amazon (and pretty much everywhere else, links coming soon!). Friend Tom and Liz on Google+ to join in on one of our hangouts.

The Soundproofing Company Inc – explaining modern soundproofing techniques and products. They are also a retailer of soundproofing products. Founded by Ted White, the man who started the Green Glue company:http://www.soundproofingcompany.com/

The 4 elements of Soundproofing as explained by Ted White: http://www.soundproofingcompany.com/soundproofing-articles/4-elements-of-soundproofing-for-construction/

A great look at the “old” ways of soundproofing from Auralex: http://www.acoustics101.com/

WhisperClip – the best way to decouple your walls when you can’t build new ones: http://www.soundproofingcompany.com/sp-products/whisperclip/

Genie Clip – an alternative to the WhisperClip with some advantages and disadvantages:http://www.acoustiguard.com/Genie-Clip/

Green Glue – the stuff that has revolutionized DIY soundproofing: http://www.greengluecompany.com/

QuietGlue – same idea as Green Glue. Claims to be even more effective and less expensive:http://www.quietrock.com/soundproof-products/damping-glue.html

QuietRock – the expensive, but effective and convenient pre-dampened sheetrock:http://www.quietrock.com/

Iso-sill and Iso-brace – “floating” your walls for better decoupling: http://www.acoustiguard.com/Iso-Sill-Isolation-Pad/

Flanking Noise – don’t let all your hard work in construction go to waste! : http://www.greengluecompany.com/understandingFlankingNoise.php

Soundproofing your floor – the “floated” floor: http://www.soundisolationcompany.com/education/soundproofing101/soundproofing-floated-floors/

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  1. Allen R
    January 19th, 2012 at 22:30 | #1

    Hi Rob,

    I really enjoyed your soup to nuts segment on soundproofing. It was very informative and nicely distilled a lot of information that would otherwise required hours of research on forums (eg. Avsforum) and many other websites.

    I have a modest theater in my basement in which I unfortunately did not do much soundproofing. Oh well… will do for theater 2.0 someday.

    You and Liz made for a great podcast!

    Allen (from NJ)

  2. Rob H.
    January 20th, 2012 at 04:02 | #2

    Hey thanks, Allen! I really appreciate your feedback and I’m so happy that at least one person liked my geek out session on soundproofing :p I think Liz was about to pass out after 20 min of me talking straight. And Tom would have been shooting daggers at me through the Skype chat if not muting me altogether in the edit…lol !

    There was so much good info though – stuff I’d want to know myself – so that’s why I talked so long about it. Honestly didn’t feel as long as it was!

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