RSIC-1 Low Profile Clip

RSIC-1 Low Profile Clip
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RSIC-1 Low Profile Clips are used in the process of decoupling walls, ceilings and floors, to prevent sound vibrations from traveling from one side of the structure to the other. The Low Profile Clips is designed for use on a ceiling or wall to recess the furring channel into the cavity and reduce the overall profile of the RSIC acoustical isolation system to as little as 1/2”!

Mechanically decoupling walls/ceilings can add up to 20 STC points, See more info in the description below.


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The RSIC-1 Low Profile Clip is designed for use with wood or steel frames wall or ceiling systems where minimum protrusion of the gypsum board from the frame is desired. The RSIC-1 Low Profile is mounted to the stud or the joist to recess the furring channel into the cavity and reduce the overall profile. It can reduce the profile to as little at ½”.

The RSIC-1 Low Profile is an L Bracket and a RSIC-1 Clip combined, and is used in an application where the profile of RSIC-1 is too large and a lower profile is desired. For example, a basement ceiling with an existing frame would lose 1-5/8” when fitted with the standard RSIC-1 Clip. By applying the RISC-1 Low Profile Clip the profile can be cut down to ½”!

How it Works:

RSIC-1 Low Profile and Hat Channels are used in the process of decoupling walls and/or ceilings from the joists, creating what is called a floating wall or ceiling. Decoupling the wall or ceiling helps create a soundproof environment in two ways, by breaking the path and creating resiliency.

The Clips are generally spaced every 48” OC, making the contact between the studs and boards minimal. This break in the path greatly reduces the amount of noise that travels from one side to the other in two ways. Firstly, there is no direct connection for sound to travel via the joists as the wall/ceiling is disconnected. Secondly, the wall and ceiling are given resiliency (flexibility), thus greatly reducing vibration (similar to shock springs on a car).

Product Features:

The RSIC-1 Low Profile has been acoustically tested, and adds 15 to 20 STC an IIC points to your existing assemblies, reducing the noise transfer by 75 to 100%. The RSIC-1™ Low Profile is designed for use with various framing designs and applications, see Product Data Sheet and Product Testing Sheet for more information, and can be used in new or retrofit construction. When designed correctly into the wall or ceiling, there can be a substantial cost savings for the project.

Installation is simple and affordable. See Installation Guide or tab to the right for more details.

How Many Do I Need?

You can space the clips up to 48" apart and up to 24" between the channels. When spaced that way, take the square footage of the area to be treated and divide by 5. That should give a rough estimate of the amount of clips needed. Usually you will be using some more to compensate for being within 6" to walls/ceilings so we have found that calculating your square footage by 23% should get you close to the amount of clips you need. See Installation Tab to the right for a layout diagram.

For detailed usage see our How to Soundproof Article.

Need help planning your soundproofing project? You can always call our office at 845-388-1200 with any installation questions that arise. Feel confident when placing your order with Trademark Soundproofing, as we are always here to assist you with installation advice and tips. 

Product Data

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Product Specs:

Sample Applications:

Wooden or Steel Studs:

Product Specifications of RSIC-1 Low Profile Clip


Product Specifications of RSIC-1 Low Profile Clip

Installation Guide

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General Installation Information for Wooden or Steel Studs:

Hat Channel Dimensions Compatible with RSIC-1,                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Compatible Drywall Furring Channel / Hat Channel:

  • Requirements: 25 gauge, hemmed edge detail required on all 25 gauge furring channel. Meets or exceeds SSMA requirements.
  • Depth: 7/8 inch
  • Width Bottom: 2-1/2 inch wide minimum.
  • Width Top: 1-1/4 inch wide

Splice drywall furring channel (hat track) with 6 inch overlap in mid span (between two clips). Secure with 18 gauge tie wire, or two 7/16” framing screws.

Compatible Hat Channels can be purchased by selecting link.

Fasteners REquired for RSIC-1

Fasteners Required for Installation:

  • RSIC-1 LP to Wood: #8 x 1-1/2 inch minimum size coarse thread screw.(Recommended #10 or #12 x 1-1/2inch hex head)
  • RSIC-1 LP to Steel: # 8 x 1inch minimum size fine thread screw.
    (Recommended #10 or #12 x 1/2 inch hex head)
  • RSIC-1 Washer used between the fastener and the metal bracket.
  • DO NOT fasten Resilient Sound Isolation Clips (RSIC-1) to framing members with nails. Use only approved screws.

Average Labor Rates*:

  • RSIC-1 Low Profile: 60 clips per man hour
  • Drywall Furring Channel: 550LF per man hour

*Labor rates provided to manufacturer by an independent contracting firm.


Required Layouts:


For 1 Layer of Gypsum Board, RSIC-1 LP CLIPS at 48” OC (Vertical) is Required: 

24" OC Framing - Clips Spaced at 48" x 24" :

Suggested Layout for RSIC-LP Clip, 24" Framing for 1 Gypsum Boards,  

16" OC Framing - Clips Spaced at 48" x 16" :

Suggested Layout for RSIC-LP Clip, 16" Framing for 1 Gypsum Boards,  

For 2 Layers of Gypsum Board, RSIC-1 LP CLIPS at 24” OC (Vertical) is Required:

24" OC Framing - Clips Spaced at 24" x 24":

Suggested Layout for RSIC-LP Clip, 24" Framing for 2 Gypsum Boards,  

16" OC Framing - Clips Spaced at 24" x 16" :

Suggested Layout for RSIC-LP Clip, 16" Framing for 2 Gypsum Boards,  

Installation for Walls and Ceilings:

  • Fasten the RSIC-1 Low Profile Clip to the side of the joist using a RSIC washer to between the fastener head and the metal bracket ensuring all of the RSIC-1 Low Profile clips are in the same horizontal plane
  • Ensure the metal “L” bracket is tight to the framing member.  Height can be adjusted by the position of the fastener in the joist only.
  • Snap in the drywall furring channel (hat track) into the RSIC-1 Low Profile clip parallel to the framing members.
  • RSIC-1 Low Profile clip can be expected to settle up to 1/8" after gypsum board is installed
  • For Walls: Place 1/4” (minimum) shim on floor to fully support the gypsum board. Install the gypsum board from the bottom up leaving a 1/4” min. gap around the perimeter of the wall. ONLY remove the shims after ALL the gypsum board is completely screwed to ALL the drywall furring channels. Make sure every screw (floor to ceiling and wall to wall) is installed as required by the assembly design, in every layer of gypsum board before removing the shims at the floor. The shims are critical to ensure best results.
  • For Ceilings: Leave 1/4” minimum gap around the perimeter and install gypsum board as per weight recommendations.
  • Caulk around the entire perimeter of the gypsum board and seal all potential noise leaks, such as around electric boxes. Use fire and smoke rated Acoustical Sealant where required.

Important Note, RSIC-1 Low Profile Clips, Furring Channel (hat track) and Gypsum board shall not carry heavy loads such as cabinets or bookshelves

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    • Product can be returned up to 60 days if in brand new condition.
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Customers Questions and Answers

1) Steve L: Will the RSIC-1 suppert 2 layers of 5/8 drywall ??

Trademark Soundproofing Reply: Yes it will.

2) Sebastian: Re: low profile clips Rsic-1 Using theses clips and green glue between two layers of 5/8 inch dry walls what would be the total width? How does the width compare to standard clips? Are the result of the low profile clips just as good as the standard clips? Thanks!

Trademark Soundproofing Reply:

The low profile clip performs just as well as the standard clips. Depending on how far in you install the clip on the inside of your joist will determine the drop from the ceiling. The hat channel cannot touch the joist, so the minimum it will have to be off the joist is an 1/8 of an inch. Being that the depth of the channel is 7/8" you are looking at a 1 inch drop minimum. Most probably it will be slightly larger. Green Glue does not take up any space so you would just calculate whatever size drywall you will be putting up there as well.

3) Wes: In the question above, this would assume you are running the channel perpendicular to the joists, right? What about if you tucked the clips up into the joists so that, with the channel attached, it rides just under the joists to avoid contact? Is this an intended use? It seems that the the clips on these can be rotated to run the channel either way on these? If the above is true, is there enough width on the bracket to avoid the clip from touching the side of the joists, or would you need to attach these to the side of the joist using a small piece of plywood underneath to give some additional clearance?

Trademark Soundproofing Reply: Hi Wes. Yes you can run it the other way as well and you would not need to tuck anything beneath the clip for additional space. It will clear as is.

4) Mike: Regarding an installation in a finished basement accessory apartment. If these clips are used only for the ceiling, and not for the walls, does that reduce the sound insulation?

Trademark Soundproofing Reply: It will still work well to soundproof noise coming thru the ceiling. Mostly clips are used in ceilings and not walls.