BS 6259:2015 - Code of practice for the design, planning, installation, testing and maintenance of sound systems

BS 6259:2015

Code of practice for the design, planning, installation, testing and maintenance of sound systems

Status : Current   Published : March 2015

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This British Standard gives recommendations for the design, planning, installation, testing and maintenance of sound systems intended for communicating speech, music and/or other signals, including systems conveying emergency messages or signals that are not connected to a fire detection system.

NOTE 1

For systems used for conveying emergency messages, recommendations are given in BS 5839‑8.

This standard is intended for use by clients, designers, installers and those responsible for commissioning, testing, operation and maintenance of sound systems.

This standard is not applicable to:

  1. voice alarm systems within the scope of BS 5839‑8 or BS EN 54‑16 or BS EN 54‑24;

  2. emergency voice communication systems within the scope of BS 5839‑9;

  3. emergency sound systems within the scope of BS 7827;

  4. simultaneous interpretation systems (see ISO 2603);

  5. some of the aspects associated with recording studios, and applies only to some types of broadcasting studio;

  6. home entertainment systems;

  7. systems intended only to modify the perceived acoustic characteristics of the space;

  8. manual fire detection systems; or

  9. audio conferencing systems.

This standard is not applicable to cinema sound systems.

NOTE 2

Cinema sound technology is evolving very rapidly at present, due partly to the elimination of film stock in favour of digital distribution and the increased practicability of multichannel sound systems with tens of channels. Existing standards such as BS 5550‑3.4.9 are likely to be replaced by completely new standards within a few years. It is therefore not at present practicable to give advice on these systems in this standard.




Standard NumberBS 6259:2015
TitleCode of practice for the design, planning, installation, testing and maintenance of sound systems
StatusCurrent
Publication Date31 March 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 7671:2008+A3:2015
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS EN 60268-4:2010, BS 5839-8:2008, BS EN 60268-5:2003+A1:2009, BS EN 62305:2012, BS 5839-9, BS EN 60268-3:2001, BS 6840-13:1998, BS 6840-6:1987, BS 6840-17:1991, BS EN 54-16:2008, BS 6840-8:1988, BS EN 60268-16:2011, BS 7827:2011, BS 6840-1:1987, BS 6840-9:1987, BS EN 54-24:2008, BS EN 60268-12:1995, BS 6840-14:1987, BS 6840-11:1994, ISO 2603:1998, BS EN 61938:2013, BS EN 60268-7:2011, BS 6840-10:1991, BS 6840-2:1993, BS 5550-3.4.9:1987, BS 6840-18:1996
ReplacesBS 6259:1997
Draft Superseded By13/30218906 DC
DescriptorsIntercom systems, Dance halls, Commissioning, Films (cinema), Planning, Paging systems, Telecommunication systems, Theatres, Buildings, Sound reproduction, Maintenance, Terotechnology, Frequency response, Audio equipment, Installation, Design, Public-address systems, Performance, Electromagnetic compatibility, Sound intensity, Earthing, Sound insulation, Electric power systems, Electrical safety, Volume (sound), Recording systems, Contracts, Recording engineering, Purchasing, Grades (quality), Religious facilities, Classification systems, Microphones, Loudspeakers, Concert halls, Acoustics, Electric cables
ICS33.160.30
CommitteeEPL/100
ISBN978 0 580 71083 4
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages68
File Size1.441 MB
Price£254.00


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