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For the most part, "Treble" simply allowed this to happen, conceptually underscoring a key premise of the show--the ways in which sound leaks across the highly permeable borders between media.
recommends adding closure/seal components to prevent sound leaks through return-air grills, lay-in light fixtures, sprinkler heads, and other utility penetrations.
As a result, the tests do not factor in the "as-built" details in ceilings, walls, and floors that can cause sound leaks, thus compromising the laboratory-rated performance.