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Post  Tom on 2009-03-06, 13:36

I got one a few months back, before I moved house. Anyone know if it's possible to make them run quieter?

I live in a Victorian mid-terrace house with wooden floors and thin walls. It makes the house (and probably the neighbours') shake like I'm having a party with a vibrator on three-phase power supply.

Not good.

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Tom

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Post  MKSteve on 2009-03-06, 14:59

Tom wrote: It makes the house (and probably the neighbours') shake like I'm having a party with a vibrator on three-phase power supply.

Hmm, I reckon that a three phase vibrator wouldn't work that well in practice study

Maybe the 3 phases would have some sort of canceling effect on each other? scratch

Ah-ehem!

Anyways.... Is it noise through the floor? Could try laying down a few extra layers of carpet underneath it maybe? Or if it's ambient noise, try hanging a duvet on the wall next to it. Might do a good job of absorbing the sound.

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Post  Jase on 2009-03-07, 13:37

As Steve says some carpet/underlay should help.

You can get TT's that are quieter than others all though not much use to know if you already have one!
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Post  MKSteve on 2009-03-07, 15:01

StudioSpares sell accoustic tiles that I had some reasonable success with in an old music venue a few years back. Glued about a hundred of them to the ceiling of our main auditorium and they did a fairly good job of stopping reflections from the PA that were bouncing off the floor and down the room.

Maybe try a few of these glued to some wooden boards leaning against the wall either side of the TT. When not in use you could simply slide them under the bed.


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Post  Tom on 2009-03-08, 07:24

Good ideas, thanks guys Smile
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