Good article on SPL

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Bruce Weldy
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Good article on SPL

#1 Post by Bruce Weldy » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:15 am

Just came across this......helps to bolster the argument of whether or not manufacturers lie about their output. ... fications/

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Re: Good article on SPL

#2 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:06 pm

There's no argument to be made, they all lie. None of them post measured results, only calculated, which conveniently ignores both maximum excursion and power compression.

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Re: Good article on SPL

#3 Post by Think » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:11 pm

This is a great one

"Let's look at a simple example. Two systems are set up side-by-side. One has an overall sensitivity of 100dB/W/m, meaning that an input of 1W will give an SPL (sound pressure level) of 100dB at 1 metre distance. Power rating is 100W maximum continuous average for this first example.

The second system is rated at 90dB/W/m sensitivity, but has a power rating of 1,000W - also continuous average. The question is ... which will be louder?

In theory, both will be exactly the same - they will be capable of 120dB SPL at 1 metre with full rated power. In reality, the 100W box will be somewhere between 3 and 6dB louder than the 1kW system, because at such a low average power there will be little power compression in the loudspeaker(s)."

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