Home Cinema Installations and Noise 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 difficult 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 on the home cinema home. Special room construction techniques allow us put together a sufficient noise barrier, in order to reduce any sound transmission into the adjacent rooms.

However, doors have always been the weakest point, in such an attempt. The mass, damping and stiffness of the Home Theater Installation St Albans cinema door will determine its resistance to your passage of any sound waves. A door’s ability to cut back noise is written by its Sound transmission Class. This means, the higher inside the Class the better the efficiency.

One more problem arises though; Sound waves can travel through any opening with very little claim. And to top it off, a tiny hole in a barrier would transmit almost as much sound like a much larger target. This acoustic property of sound could be an appreciable problem in a small cinema installation, where high quality construction is required. That is where acoustical gaskets come into have. 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 a real estate cinema installation, would determine how close the actual sound performance of the door, can come to the published standard. A hi-end home cinema design should take the information into consideration, to ensure a hi-end acoustical stem.