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Home Cinema Soundproofing

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Soundproofing in the home has more and more applications. One of the more popular ones is soundproofing for home cinemas. This amazing technology brings the movie-going experience into your home, making big nights in all the more worthwhile. However, home cinema also comes with some impressive aural features, like surround sound. If you want to enjoy this technological wizardry without subjecting the neighbours to excess noise, or indeed without being disturbed by external noise, you'll want some kind of soundproofing for your home cinema.

Absorbent acoustic panels

To get the most out of your home cinema, you might also want to consider the internal acoustics. Global Akustik are absorbent acoustic panels that can dramatically improve the sound of your home cinema and make speech much more intelligible. Acoustic come in a range of different colours to discreetly complement your home cinema.

With a quarter of a century of experience in home soundproofing, Acoustic Panles is highly qualified to discuss soundproofing options for your home cinema. Talk to us about the most effective soundproofing solutions for your house.

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How to soundproof a Home Cinema

Due to the high levels of noise created by cinema sound systems, you will have to allow space for professional soundproofing. The most effective solution is to build a room within a room to isolate the new soundproof structure from the existing building with added mass. You will also have to consider the fact that “a soundproof room is an airtight room”

  1. Doors need to be as heavy as possible and airtight. A double-door assembly will always out-perform a single door.
  2. Sound travels well through solid materials, so isolation strips can be used to isolate structures such as door frames, studding wall frames, and so on, from the main structure.
  3. Mineral wool stuffed into air gaps will help, and acoustic sealant is useful for filling small gaps. Mastic or frame sealer can be used for filling smaller gaps.
  4. For windows, double or triple glazing is invariably the best answer, unless you can afford to block the windows entirely, and remember that the window frames must be airtight.
  5. The glass panes should be isolated from their respective frames, using isolation strips for the best isolation -- though, even when all these steps have been taken, the sound leakage through doors and windows is still likely to be greater than that through the walls. At low frequencies, simple mass forms the only really effective barrier

To soundproof a Home Cinema we recommend our Isomax Clip system.

The Isomax Clip system offers our highest level of soundproofing of up to 65dB when combined with other materials. Engineered for superior acoustic performance in reducing the transmission of airborne and impact sound through wall and floor/ceiling assemblies.

The Isomax Clip offers a significant improvement over standard resilient bars without the worry of incorrect fitting. (Average improvement of 10dB over resilient bars)

Used in recording studios, clubs and quiet rooms where maximum noise reduction is required.

The unibody moulded rubber and galvanized steel mount used to attach plasterboard to either wall or floor/ceiling assemblies. Made from recycled components, and engineered to allow reduction in assembly weight.

The Isomax Clip is easy and fast to install with the steel furring bar and is extremely stable . There is nothing to adjust or site fit. The furring bar is simply snapped into the Isomax Clip and the plasterboard can be immediately installed.

For best results build a 50mm stud frame with isolation strip around the perimeter, infill with acoustic mineral wool, apply Isomax Clip and Furring Bars and finally two layers of plasterboard with a Tecsound SY 100 sandwiched in between.

The benefits over standard resilient bar solutions are that correct fitting is ensured. The above shows how the standard resilient bars can often be short circuited. Resulting in the loss of any soundproofing benefit of the resilient bar.

As a rough rule you will need 2.5 clips per m2 and 1.5 x 1.85m length bars per m2