Home Cinema Installations and Sound Transmission Through Doors

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

A problem occurs though, when we face the challenge of keeping typical inside the cinema room. In residential installation, quite often we find bedrooms and other living areas to be right next to your home cinema home. Special room construction techniques allow us put together a sufficient noise barrier, in order to reduce any sound transmission to the 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 towards passage of any sound waves. A door’s ability to lessen noise is written by its Sound transmission Class. This means, the higher within the Class the better the efficiency.

One more problem arises though; Sound waves can travel through any opening with very little impairment. And to top it off, a tiny hole in a barrier would transmit nearly as much sound for a much larger leak. This acoustic property of sound could be an oversized problem in a small 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 installation, would determine how close the particular sound performance of the door, can come to the published requirements. A hi-end home cinema design should take every detail into consideration, to ensure a hi-end acoustical stem.