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Audio Engineering: Know It All by Douglas Self, Ben Duncan, Ian Sinclair, Richard Brice, John

By Douglas Self, Ben Duncan, Ian Sinclair, Richard Brice, John Linsley Hood, Andrew Singmin Education: Master's Degree Semiconductor Physics from Brunel University inLondon; Ph.D. Solid State Physics from the University of London., Don Davis, Eugene Patron

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4 Finding Other Multipliers Occasionally in acoustics, we may need multipliers other than 10 or 20. 2: Conversion of dB from logarithmic form to exponential form. 01. ww w. 02. 58 2 log ϭ 8. 332 ϫ ΔdΒ. 5 The Decibel as a Power Quantity We have seen that a number of decibels by themselves are only ratios. Given any reference (such as 50 W), we can use decibels to find absolute values. 001 W) or x V across Z Ω. Note that when a level is expressed as a wattage, it is not necessary to state an impedance, but when it is stated as a voltage, an impedance is mandatory.

Note that this Ϫ12-dBm power level can appear across any impedance and will always be the same power level. Voltages will vary to maintain this power level. In constantvoltage systems the power level varies as the impedance is changed. 022 V). 9) W ϭ E2 cos θ Z where W is the power in watts, E is the electromotive force in rms volts, I is the current in rms amperes, Z is the magnitude of the impedance in ohms [in audio (AC) circuits Z (impedance) is used in place of R (AC resistance)], and θ is the phase difference between E and I in degrees.

Consequently, only signal voltages are measured. 775 V, but power and impedance are irrelevant. Voltages measured in this way are expressed in dB(u), the most common unit of level in modern analog systems. Most installations boost the signals on interface cables by 4 dB. As the gain of receiving devices is reduced by 4 dB, the result is a useful noise advantage without risking distortion due to the drivers having to produce high voltages. 13 Audio Level Metering There are two main reasons for having level meters in audio equipment: to line up or adjust the gain of equipment and to assess the amplitude of the program material.

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