Home Cinema Installations and Noise Transmission Through Doors

The reference level of 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 regular alarm 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 residence. Special room construction techniques allow us put together a sufficient noise barrier, in order to reduce any sound transmission on the adjacent rooms.

However, doors have been been the weakest point, in this attempt. The mass, damping and stiffness of the home cinema door will determine its resistance to your passage of any sound waves. A door’s ability to reduce noise is written 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 emergency. This acoustic property of sound could be an oversized problem in your property cinema installation, where high quality construction is required. Which is where acoustical gaskets come into appreciate. A Home Theater Installation Hertfordshire 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 actual of the acoustical gasket in a home cinema installation, would figure out how close the particular sound performance of the door, can come to the published specification. A hi-end home cinema design should take every detail into consideration, to ensure a hi-end acoustical end result.