Home Cinema Installations and Noise Transmission Through Doors

The reference level about a soundtrack is 105db and 115db for the LFE channel. Most people would find these levels quite high, but not tough listen to, in a correctly designed Home Theater Installation Hertfordshire 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 towards the home cinema nursery. Special room construction techniques allow us produce a sufficient noise barrier, in order to reduce any sound transmission towards adjacent rooms.

However, doors constantly been the weakest point, in this kind attempt. The mass, damping and stiffness of the home cinema door determines its resistance towards passage of any sound waves. A door’s ability to lessen 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 travel through any opening with very little impairment. And to top it off, a tiny hole in a barrier would transmit almost as much sound as being a much larger leak. This acoustic property of sound could be an oversized problem in a residential cinema installation, where high quality construction is required. That’s the where acoustical gaskets come into engage. A home cinema door, so as to be effective, the seals around the head, jamb and sill must be complete and air-tight.

In other words, the grade of of the acoustical gasket in a home cinema installation, would figure out how close the particular sound performance of the door, will come to the published order. A hi-end home cinema design should take everything into consideration, to ensure a hi-end acoustical end result.