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Common acoustic issues faced by commercial cinemas

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    27-July-2017

    Common acoustic issues faced by commercial cinemas

    Cinema acoustics are important to create memorable entertainment experiences. Proper acoustic management is required in any commercial cinema, otherwise, it will hamper the ticket sales. This is because people won’t be willing to pay a premium entry price for a theatre where only certain areas receive a good amount of sound while other areas are deprived of good sound quality.

    The common acoustic issues faced by commercial cinemas are building acoustics, room acoustics, and acoustic isolation. On resolving all these issues, commercial cinemas can enhance their business sales, as well as customers will be happily willing to return time and time again for the amazing cinema experience.

    Building acoustics

    When constructing a multiplex cinema, it is essential to pay attention while developing a building with better acoustic management. As a building with sophisticated acoustic structure will be able to enhance the outputs by sound systems. This way an auditorium in a building will be capable of delivering extremely high levels sound quality.

    Another problem faced by multiplexes can be the mixing of sound played in the adjoining rooms. When multiple movies are showing at the same time. There may be chances that the audience at the adjacent halls can hear the sound from the very next auditorium. To solve the problem in the most effective way is to apply insulating products to walls and ceilings of each auditorium to create insulation. The auditoriums must also be soundproof so that the noises of a particular room cannot leak and disturb audiences sitting in the adjoining halls. There are different grades of insulation systems to offer varying levels of sound containment.

    Room acoustics

    It is another issue that needs to be dealt with after managing building acoustics. This is because the shape and size of an individual auditorium can affect the overall quality of sound that reaches the audience. On the other hand, echo and reverberation can ruin the whole experience it’s not taken care of. There are a variety of acoustic absorbers that can easily provide an ideal solution for this problem. These sound absorbers are made from special materials to restrict unwanted noise elements and deliver better sound to the audience.

    Acoustic isolation

    It is another problem faced by commercial cinemas. Due to acoustic isolation speakers fixed on other surfaces and shelves can transmit some unwanted noise disturbances that hamper the listening experience while watching a movie. To prevent this issue, commercial cinemas can opt for acoustic mats (that rest under amplifiers) to absorb unwanted sound before it reaches the audience.