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The optimum measurement environment is a special anechoic chamber, which reduces reflections and noise from outside. As mentioned previously, sone is valid for stationary signals only. The reference level is one sone, which is equivalent to a tone with 1kHz at a level of 40dB.
A wideband noise has a different subjective loudness than a pure tone at the same level measured in dB A. Many measurement microphones have a sensitivity of 30dB, which defines the lower bound for measurements. Only parts of the signal, which are audible according to a model, are stored.
A result was a model for the human hearing. This offset can be corrected with a different calibration factor, which allows WinAudioMLS to show the measurements results with respect to 1m. A complete measurement system for sone contains the following components:.
We will explain this with an example. This can be achieved with a sound calibrator or a sound pressure meter. We strongly recommend 456311 off noise sources if possible 54631, air-condition, computers etc. In the near-field you will encounter e. A very famous application of this and other effects are audio compression techniques like MP3. By reducing the distance to the half, the level increases by 6dB. All psycho acoustic analysis requires absolute sound levels.
Most people will agree that idn sound of a flute is much nicer than a drill used by dentist although they both might have the same loudness. Based on its countless hearing tests, Zwicker developed a model for loudness measured in sone. In a normal office environment at a quiet noise level of 45dBA it is impossible to analyze a fan with 25dBA.
A complete measurement system for sone contains the following components: Nobody would expect to hear the sound of a mouse during a symphonic orchestra, although the mouse would audible in quiet phases. The research work around from Barkhausen result into the well known A,B,C weighting curves.
Many sone measurements include analysis of low noise devices e. Sound can be described with various physical parameters e.
Since the human ear is very sensitive, such measurements require high quality measurement equipment. A famous psychoacoustics effect is acoustical masking.
The noise includes acoustic noise from the environment and noise in the measurement chain from the microphone or preamplifier. A loud tone hides quiet tones. Zwicker analyzed various psychoacoustics effects thoroughly.
Simply switch off the measurement device. Loudness Sone A wideband noise has a different subjective loudness than a pure tone at the same level measured in dB A.
A sound level of 82dB will be displayed as 94dB. For stationary dn you will 456311 much better dih than the traditional dB A. This measurement describes the subjective loudness. The normal measurement distance is 1m. You can only perform a reliable measurement if the signal level is above the noise.
Two sone has double loudness compared to one sone. Therefore, dB A is very limited in its usage although widely used. This increases the signal level by 12dB. A first approach is to take into account that the ear is less sensitive at lower and higher frequencies.
It is ideally in the judgment of air conditioners or typical PC noise like hard disks of fans. These parameters are very limited to describe the perception of the human ear.
Therefore, we strongly recommend documenting this different measurement distance clearly, because it is difficult to compare different measurement distances. You can improve the measurement sensitivity by reducing the measurement distance from 1m to e.
However, in practice sine tones are not very common.
In most sound pressure meters available today you will find these techniques, because they are easily to derive from the physical parameters. However, it does not allow distinguishing between nice or annoying tones.
For every measurement, we strongly recommend to measure the quiet noise first.