Home Cinema Installations and Sound 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 regular alarm inside the cinema room. In home audio visual installation St Albans, quite often we find bedrooms and other living areas to be right next on the home cinema environment. Special room construction techniques allow us create a sufficient noise barrier, in order to reduce any sound transmission on the adjacent rooms.

However, doors have been been the weakest point, in type of 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 relieve noise is you can find at its Sound transmission Class. This means, the higher in the Class the better the efficiency.

One more problem arises though; Sound waves can traverse any opening with very little harm. And to top it off, a tiny hole in a barrier would transmit nearly as much sound as being a much larger hole. This acoustic property of sound could be a problem in your property cinema installation, where high quality construction is required. Which is where acoustical gaskets come into game. A home cinema door, so that you can 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 a real estate cinema installation, would see how close the actual sound performance of the door, can come to the published list of specifications. A hi-end home cinema design should take everything into consideration, to ensure a hi-end acoustical end result.