Choosing the Right Acoustics Products for your Cinema
Good cinema acoustics are one of the keys to creating an entertaining and memorable experience for your audience. There are many different cinema acoustics products on the market, including wall coverings and finishes, acoustic panels, and curtains.
You should consider the follow points when selecting the most appropriate acoustical product(s) for your cinema:
- Their aesthetic appeal and fit with the overall cinema design
- Compliance with Dolby and THX and similar specifications for acoustic absorption
- Compliance with local fire standards
- Product life and quality
- Maintenance requirements
Acoustic wall curtains are available in a variety of colours and fabrics. Heavier fabrics yield the best acoustic results, and are designed to be used to cover large windows and divide up spaces. Make sure you look for curtains that are fire-retardant and can be used in conjunction with various tracks. They offer excellent value for money and can be cleaned and repaired as necessary.
Heavy duty wool cinema wall fabrics are a popular choice for acoustic sound control. Acoustic stretch fabric can also be used in place of curtains and other wall coverings to improve acoustic properties. Wall fabrics are functional, while being available in a wide range of colours to suit your venue. Frontrunner® and Prelude® wall fabrics provide a decorative and subtle flame-retardant finish that is suitable for walls, pillars and walkways.
If you want a cost-effective solution to enhance your cinema’s acoustic properties, you might want to consider wall panels, which are available in a variety of colours, finishes, shapes and sizes. Although they’re not suitable for covering large windows, they reduce reverberation and the resulting loss of sound quality by covering other hard surfaces. They are a very effective alternative to curtains and other fabric coverings.
Acoustic batts are lightweight panels that reduce the resonating noise in your cinema. They cut down on noise transmission, airborne sound and impact noise using glass wool synthetic panels. They are one of the best products for absorbing sound, and they are usually installed in roof spaces and walls.
If you’re looking for a unique wall finish to add those special touches to your cinema, choosing a custom wall finish is the best approach.
Regardless of what acoustic solution you go with, ensuring that you get the best audio quality in your cinema is a must for all cinema operators.