There are two major reasons why you would want to use extra soundproofing in your home theatre- keeping the theatre’s sound in and the external noise out. Installing soundproofing solutions at the construction stage is advisable, but that doesn’t mean retrofitting is not an option!
Keeping sound in
Essentially there are three things that play a crucial role in determining whether the sound will be stopped in its tracks, namely, air, distance, and mass. So, a concrete wall with a 6-inch thickness will stop an ample amount of sound from making it out of the room because it has a lot of mass. Anything heavy will deter sound waves from venturing out. Some people add a double layer of drywall with alternating seams but the best solution is to get high-grade acoustic soundproofing foam.
Don’t forget the doors
Home theatres generally have just one door, in and out. It is important to keep that properly sealed. Domestic hollow-core doors are hopeless when it comes to reducing the passage of sound. To ensure full-proof soundproofing, special acoustic insulation strips may be fitted at the door’s edge. You may also consider installing a double door, another door after the first with some space in between. This is also quite an effective way of preventing sound from getting out through the doorways.
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