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Key principles for designing a cinema

How to optimise the experience in your cinema: the importance of wall elements and how to meet budget demands

Acoustic wall elementsAn important part of optimising your cinema design is to consider how the wall elements can be built up and combined.

Combining wall elements for a perfect result

In order to achieve a balanced absorption, a mix of wall elements is needed. The wall elements are built up from combinations of different absorber materials and sometimes also combined with a slotted MDF board. 

Different types of wall construction (principles) 


System 1:
  Typical high-frequency absorber

System 1: Typical high-frequnecy absorberModus Black 970 50 mm
Glass wool, 27 kg/m3, 70 mm


System 2:
  Broad band absorber

System 2Ecophon Akusto™ Wall Texona, 40 mm
Glass wool, 20 kg/m3, 70 mm


System 3:
  Mid-frequency range absorber

System 3Ecophon Akusto™ Wall Texona, 40 mm
Glass wool, 20 kg/m3, 70 mm


System 4:
  Broad band absorber

System 4Ecophon Akusto™ Wall Texona, 40 mm
MDF board, 30 mm, air gap 6 mm
Glass wool, 20 kg/m3, 95 mm


System 5:
  Low-frequency resonance absorber

System 5MDF board, 30 mm, air gap 6 mm
Glass wool, 20 kg/m3, 70 mm

 

Diagram system 1

For system 1

A = Statistical absorbation coefficient
B = Frequency, Hz
1 = System 1

System 2 and 4

For system 2 and 4

A = Statistical absorbation coefficient
B = Frequency, Hz
2 = System 2
4 = System 4

 

System 3 and 5

For system 3 and 5

A = Statistical absorbation coefficient
B = Frequency, Hz
3 = System 3
5 = System 5

Tailored cinema solutions for different budget scopes

Sometimes budget limitations set the conditions for the level of acoustic performance. Cinema solutions from Ecophon can of course be tailored to meet different budget scopes. Even if a more basic solution doesn’t reach the same acoustic levels as an optimised solution, it should be designed to deliver as good acoustics as possible.

Here we show one example of a optimised construction and one example of an basic construction. These are type examples and used to explain the principles of different levels. Every real design solution needs be tailor-made to suit the actual project.

 

 Optimised solution Optimised solution

  1. Screen
  2. System 1: Typical high-frequnecy absorber. 
    Product: Industry Modus S Black 970
  3. Left/right walls
  4. System 5: Low-frequency resonance absorber
  5. System 2: Broad band absorber.
    Product: Akusto Wall C Texona
  6. System 3: Mid Frequency absorber.
    Product: Akusto Wall C Texona/gamma
  7. Ceiling
    Product: Focus Ds Akutex™ FT Dark Diamond with Extra Bass
  8. System 4:  Broad band absorber.
    Product: Akusto Wall C Texona
  9. Back wall

Standard solution Standard solution

  1. Screen
  2. System 1: Typical high-frequnecy absorber. 
    Product: Industry Modus S Black 970
  3. Left/right walls
  4. System 2: Broad band absorber.
    Product: Akusto Wall C Texona
  5. System 3: Mid Frequency absorber.
    Product: Akusto Wall C Texona/gamma
  6. Ceiling
    Product: Focus Ds Akutex™ FT Dark Diamond with Extra Bass
  7. System 4:  Broad band absorber.
    Product: Akusto Wall C Texona
  8. Back wall

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SE 265 03 Hyllinge

Phone: +46 42 17 99 00 
Fax: +46 42 22 59 29

Deliveries at: 
Yttervägen SE 265 75 Hyllinge

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Contact us

Ecophon Group Head office

Saint-Gobain Ecophon AB 
Box 500 
SE 265 03 Hyllinge

Phone: +46 42 17 99 00 
Fax: +46 42 22 59 29

Deliveries at: 
Yttervägen SE 265 75 Hyllinge

Ecophon Worldwide Contacts

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