Home Cinema Installations and Noise Transmission Through Doors

The reference level of ones 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 cinema room.

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

However, doors continually 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 reduce noise is available from its Sound transmission Class. This means, the higher up 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 nearly as much sound like a much larger target. This acoustic property of sound could be an appreciable problem in your property cinema installation, where high quality construction is required. That is where acoustical gaskets come into have. 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 grade of of the acoustical gasket in a house cinema installation, would see how close the actual sound performance of the door, will arrive to the published specification. A hi-end Home Cinema Installation Hertfordshire cinema design should take every piece of information into consideration, to ensure a hi-end acoustical result.