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About

At Residential Acoustics we weren't content with just sitting back and accepting the mediocre sound-blocking products in the market or taking the nonexistent home soundproofing applications as proof that people didn't need a solution. We needed one and had a feeling that everyone else did too.  

So we went to work. We studied material components and chemical formulations of the standard soundproofing products and techniques on the market, immediately saw areas we could dramatically improve, and created a patented process for engineered our solution. After lab testing our design and efficiency our flagship product, the sound-blocking AcoustiCurtain™ was born. 

We presented the AcoustiCurtain™ to the masses in 2014 and are proud to have created the first and only product on the market that allows you to block unwanted noise while still allowing natural light and space in your home. 

With this Kickstarter campaign all funds will go towards research and  development of our next generation of products. We aim to create lighter, cheaper and even more effective sound blocking curtains while still maintaining our made in the USA, custom quality.

*As an added Thank You please note when you back us here on Kickstarter the rewards of our products, are less expensive than directly on our site. 

Our current curtain is able to block up to 90% of the sound coming thru windows and doors. However, we want to go further. We’ve teamed with 2 polymer scientist PhDs at University of South Florida, and are completing research on a new polymer-matrix that will block even more sound with reduced material density and increased flexibility. This technology has been around for decades, but their expertise with superior dispersion techniques will allow us to more evenly spread nanoparticles, and more efficiently reduce sound wave transmission thru the material. 

For the research, production and success of our second generation AcoustiCurtains™ - we're looking towards the Kickstarter community for help.

Well how does it work? 

While most sound-blocking curtains merely absorb sound, our patented Our AcoustiCurtain™ actually deflects sound waves, directing them away from your living environment. Our team of engineers have studied acoustical phenomena, and performed a number of trade studies in order to effectively construct a product that will effectively reduce noise through a window or door by 90%. This noise attenuation is accomplished by layering specialized acoustic materials that separately absorb and reflect the sound, preventing it from passing into the “quiet zone” that you want protected. This sound deflection makes the AcoustiCurtain™ the most effective sound-blocking curtain on the market. 

How much sound does it block?

Our AcoustiCurtain™ blocks most outside noise, averaging between 60 - 90%, based on your wall thickness and the type of noise you’re trying to block. This dramatically transforms your home’s atmosphere.

We quickly realized that tons of people were searching for a stylish, affordable and effective soundproofing solution, from city-living apartment dwellers to families with small children, commercial office tenants, night-nurses, new moms and everyone in between. We were ecstatic about both our product as well as the opportunity to help people escape the irritating noises and sounds that can disrupt fluid conversations, quality of sleep and valuable personal time. 

Since then, our products have only gotten better and our passion to help people and communities Keep the Noise Out™ has becoming a calling of everyone working with us today.

Our Products:

The AcoustiCurtain™ - Our sound blocking curtain that blocks outside noise from entering your home, solving your noise problems at minimal expense and without disrupting the comforts of your home.

The AcoustiDoor™ - Our sound blocking door panels which hang over your existing door or wall frame creating an extra barrier to stop noise from room-to-room within your home.

The AcoustiTrac™ - Our sound blocking curtain which hangs from a track allowing you to easily glide the curtain open and closed. 

In order to block the sound, all of our products are made using a dense, sound-blocking core, and average between 10-15 pounds, although much smaller and larger curtains may vary. All of our products block the same amount of sound and light.

Our AcoustiTrac looks just as stylish as a regular curtain with added sound and light blocking capabilities.
Our AcoustiTrac looks just as stylish as a regular curtain with added sound and light blocking capabilities.

The tech side of things:

It’s been shown that flexible materials increase the Transmission Loss of blocking materials, since the sound will not travel through the material as easily. The AcoustiCurtain™ was designed to allow flexible movement to minimize this reverberation. Instead of rattling like the skin of a drum, the curtain slowly absorbs the motion and dampens it.

Our design is based on acoustic engineering fundamentals, which allow us to reduce external noise, absorb internal noise to reduce reverberation, and still enable you to retract the curtain when it is not needed. 

Comparing our AcoustiCurtain™ to other options on the market:
Comparing our AcoustiCurtain™ to other options on the market:

The AcoustiCurtain™ has an STC value of about 30. That means it’s equivalent to effectively adding another wall between you and the noise source that you want out!

Every 10 dB is equivalent to doubling the level of sound that you hear. For instance, a 80 dB rock concert is twice as loud as an 70dB speaker system. The 30 dB-blocking AcoustiCurtain™ is equivalent to halving the volume 3 times, or approximately 87.5% of outside noise.

Graph shows how many decibels are reduced at different frequencies using our AcoustiCurtain™
Graph shows how many decibels are reduced at different frequencies using our AcoustiCurtain™

Our Story:

After the validation of our initial proof of concept and positive feedback from our AcoustiCurtain™ rollout, our engineering team had a plethora of techniques and processes that are unlike anything on the market today and can be applied to a wide range of products and materials. 

The lightbulb went off in a big way and that's why we need your support through this Kickstarter campaign. Research and development of our next generation products are costly but necessary. Being funded through Kickstarter would allow us to present our solutions to the world and help everyone enjoy a peaceful and quiet living environment. With your donations our engineering team will be able to purchase the necessary materials, reserve testing facilities and make quality products at a lower cost by purchasing in bulk. All our materials are locally-sourced wherever possible and are lovingly handcrafted in-house, this will never change.

Residential Acoustics is becoming the home and commercial soundproofing leader. If you're interested in purchasing wholesale or becoming a distributor of our products please contact chewins@residential-acoustics.com.

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Risks and challenges

We've got a full team on deck to assist in all aspects of our much anticipated Kickstarter campaign. All of our products are handmade in the USA with locally sourced materials and our quality assurance specialist, along with our dedicated team, ensures only the highest quality products ship from our facility.

We're an established business and have been perfecting our manufacturing process since inception. Our team has mass manufactured successfully in the past and has plenty of experience in handling and resolving challenges during the process. If any unexpected issues occur, we’ll be sure to keep you informed and work to solve the problem quickly.

We build our products out of the love for creating, innovating and helping others. Through our entire journey the reviews, ideas, support and even high-fives have been monumental to where we are today. And this is only the beginning!

Thank you so much for your support!

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    One of our small-sized AcoustiCurtains (24W" x 40H") in the most popular color, cream fabric with tan straps. Just like our larger curtains, it has noise-blocking, light-blocking and thermal insulating properties so you can sleep well and enjoy the peaceful silence of relaxation!

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    One of our medium-sized AcoustiDoors (36W" x 80H") in the most popular color, cream fabric with tan straps. These door panels hang over any existing door frame and have all the same features included – they're blackout, noise-blocking and reduce heat transfer within your home or apartment.

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    Have a larger window? We've got you covered with our large-sized AcoustiCurtain (48W" x 60H") in the most popular color, cream fabric with tan straps.

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    One of our large-sized AcoustiDoors (48W" x 96H") with cream fabric and tan straps. These door panels have all the same features included – they're blackout, noise-blocking and reduce heat transfer within your home or apartment.

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    For all the big dog windows, one of our extra large-sized AcoustiCurtains (58W" x 74H") will do the trick. It comes in a cream color with tan straps.

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    One fully-customizable AcoustiTrac in the size and color of your choosing. Our AcoustiTrac is a sound blocking curtain that guides along a track allowing you to open and close it with ease or synch it to the side when not in use. We include all hardware and instructions you need to mount the track quickly and easily.

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    Our team of acoustical consultants will personally visit your location, assess and professionally install our sound-blocking curtains and doors into your home or office. This award includes $800 of fully-customizable products and is available for residents living 50 miles or less from Tampa Florida.

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