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Microphones and Acoustics

Frequently Asked Questions

Get your most commonly asked acoustics questions answered.

Section I: Definitions and Terminology
Section II: Microphone Recommendations
Section III: Calibration and Testing
Section IV: Specification Clarifications
Section V: Specialty Microphone Applications
Section VI: Maintenance and Handling

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When should a surface microphone be used?

Surface microphones are used to measure true surface pressure and noise. They are optimized for measurements in confined spaces and to reduce wind induced noise during testing. Watch this video to learn more.

When should a surface microphone be used?

Surface microphones are used to measure true surface pressure and noise. They are optimized for measurements in confined spaces and to reduce wind induced noise during testing. Watch this video to learn more.