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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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Does the size of a microphone impact its frequency and dynamic range?

The size of microphone and its sensitivity does influence its capability. Typically, microphones with the smaller diameter and lower sensitivity allow higher amplitudes and frequencies to be measured. Conversely, larger diameter and/or more sensitive microphones provide lower noise floor and lower frequency capability.

Does the size of a microphone impact its frequency and dynamic range?

The size of microphone and its sensitivity does influence its capability. Typically, microphones with the smaller diameter and lower sensitivity allow higher amplitudes and frequencies to be measured. Conversely, larger diameter and/or more sensitive microphones provide lower noise floor and lower frequency capability.