Home Cinema Installations and Sound 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 hard to listen to, in a correctly designed home cinema room.

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

However, doors continually been the weakest point, in such an attempt. The mass, damping and stiffness of the home cinema door will determine its resistance to the passage of any sound waves. A door’s ability to lessen noise is offered by 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 impairment. And to top it off, a tiny hole in a barrier would transmit almost as much sound being a much larger target. This acoustic property of sound could be a big problem in a small cinema installation, where high quality construction is required. That’s the where acoustical gaskets come into appreciate. A home cinema door, in order to be effective, the seals around the head, jamb and sill must be complete and air-tight.

In other words, exact same of the acoustical gasket in an at Home Theater Installation Hertfordshire cinema installation, would see how close the actual sound performance of the door, will arrive to the published specification. A hi-end home cinema design should take every detail into consideration, to ensure a hi-end acoustical end result.