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White paper: Understanding SPL with E2S

"The dB (decibel) is the standard measurement unit in acoustics, yet it can be confusing to understand," says the signals manufacturer

Today’s featured white paper from NewBay Connect is Sound Basics, a guide by E2S Warning Signals to measuring sound levels. Using examples and charts, Sound Basics relates sound pressure levels (SPL) to everyday objects, describes how sound behaves in both open and enclosed spaces and determines the optimum area for sound devices in different acoustic environments.

“The dB (decibel) is the standard measurement unit in acoustics, yet it can be confusing to understand,” says E2. “The main difficulty in relating to a dB scale is visualising that large differences in sound levels are represented by relatively small increases in the dB level.”

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Previous featured NewBay Connect white papers include Dynamics Processing by Jünger Audio and Planning forUC Audio Devices by Plantronics.