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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 distance impact the results for my measurement microphone?

As the distance increases between a sound source and the sensing element, the sound pressure level will decrease. In a perfect environment, the sound pressure level will decrease approximately 6 dB for every doubling of distance.

How does distance impact the results for my measurement microphone?

As the distance increases between a sound source and the sensing element, the sound pressure level will decrease. In a perfect environment, the sound pressure level will decrease approximately 6 dB for every doubling of distance.