The Blind Leading the Dumb

Christopher_List at Sonymusic.Com Christopher_List at Sonymusic.Com
Sat Jun 14 10:26:12 CEST 1997

>> or microphone, the power of the audio drops by 75%
>> - a fairly significant amount! How much is this in terms of volume?
>> Well, it depends on the source you consult, we've seen both
>> 6 dB and 10 dB convincingly listed as doubling or halving the volume
>> (let's just say it's subjective and leave it at that...)
>> - regardless, 6 dB is a very noticeable drop in level!

> Wow!  Do these guys _really_ think that decibel
> ratios (as applied to voltage, power, or SPL) are a "subjective"
> matter?  Remind me to not ever ask *them* for any critical
> technical advice.  Sheesh....

I think they're saying that decibel levels as applied to *volume* is
subjective - and they're right.
Volume of audio is, after all the "inside the brain" level and is,
therefore, subjective. A 6db drop in audio power might *sound* like half
the volume to you, or it might not...

- CList

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