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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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How does a preamplifier impact the dynamic range of microphone?

The preamplifier can impact both the noise floor of the microphone and preamplifier system, due to the electrical noise it adds. In some cases it can limit the upper end (3% distortion). This depends upon the microphone specifications and the level of voltage provided by the preamplifier.

How does a preamplifier impact the dynamic range of microphone?

The preamplifier can impact both the noise floor of the microphone and preamplifier system, due to the electrical noise it adds. In some cases it can limit the upper end (3% distortion). This depends upon the microphone specifications and the level of voltage provided by the preamplifier.