Home Cinema Installations and Noise Transmission Through Doors

The reference level of a soundtrack is 105db and 115db for the LFE channel. Most people would find these levels quite high, but not hard to listen to, in a correctly designed home cinema room.

A problem occurs though, when we face the challenge of keeping instantly inside the cinema room. In residential installation, quite often we find bedrooms and other living areas to be right next to the home cinema home. Special room construction techniques allow us produce a sufficient noise barrier, in order to reduce any sound transmission towards adjacent rooms.

However, doors have been been the weakest point, in an attempt. The mass, damping and stiffness of the home cinema door will determine its resistance for the passage of any sound waves. A door’s ability to reduce noise is given by its Sound transmission Class. This means, the higher inside Class the better the efficiency.

One more problem arises though; Sound waves can traverse any opening with very little pain. And to top it off, a tiny hole in a barrier would transmit nearly as much sound for a much larger target. This acoustic property of sound could be an appreciable problem in a home cinema installation, where high quality construction is required. In the area where acoustical gaskets come into game. A home cinema door, in an effort to be effective, the seals around the head, jamb and sill must be complete and air-tight.

In other words, the standard of of the acoustical gasket in an at home cinema audio visual installation Hertfordshire, would determine how close specific sound performance of the door, can come to the published requirements. A hi-end home cinema design should take everything into consideration, to ensure a hi-end acoustical conclude.