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

A problem occurs though, when we face the challenge of keeping typical inside the cinema room. In a residential 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 generally been the weakest point, in this attempt. The mass, damping and stiffness of the home cinema door determines its resistance for the passage of any sound waves. A door’s ability lessen noise is you can find at its Sound transmission Class. This means, the higher up the Class the better the efficiency.

One more problem arises though; Sound waves can travel through any opening with very little pain. And to top it off, a tiny hole in a barrier would transmit almost as much sound as a much larger golf hole. This acoustic property of sound could be a significant problem in a building cinema installation, where high quality construction is required. Which is where acoustical gaskets come into have. A home 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 standard of of the acoustical gasket in an at home cinema audio visual installation St Albans, would determine how close the actual sound performance of the door, can come to the published specification. A hi-end home cinema design should take every piece of information into consideration, to ensure a hi-end acoustical end result.