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 to listen to, in a correctly designed home cinema room.

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

However, doors have been been the weakest point, in type of attempt. The mass, damping and stiffness of the Home Theater Installation Hertfordshire cinema door will determine its resistance for the passage of any sound waves. A door’s ability to reduce noise is you can find at its Sound transmission Class. This means, the higher in the 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 almost as much sound for a much larger hole. This acoustic property of sound could be a significant problem in a residential cinema installation, where high quality construction is required. Can be where acoustical gaskets come into game. A home cinema door, to be able to be effective, the seals around the head, jamb and sill must be complete and air-tight.

In other words, the quality of the acoustical gasket in a real estate cinema installation, would figure out how close the actual sound performance of the door, will arrive to the published list of specifications. A hi-end home cinema design should take the information into consideration, to ensure a hi-end acoustical stem.