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On the measurement and weighting of interference effect of noise ] Fernmeldetechnische Zeitschrift,7, 1, pp.

It is given, in a contribution by D. Consideration of the time-constant section shows that an isolated short-duration transient may charge the first section to nearly full amplitude. Several companies have already built new impulse sound level meters following this German standard: Thus the actual rise time of the meter movement itself is not critical, since the peak value of the signal is “stretched”. Improved the translation in his paper.

Please see for DIN 45which I think is related to this. I have not seen this, I am quoting the BBC report. This field primarily concerns assigning a single number to the measured noise signal in isolation, rather than multiple numbers or a spectrum of what the human auditory tract would perceive.

Hertz mentions in his bibliography two dates for “CCIR “: According to Smitha there is a standard: The need was for a method of measuring and comparing normally encountered noises in professional and consumer audio systems -especially amplifier noise, tape noise, and FM noise.

Since the numbers produced by the two systems will not be the same for any one noise signal, this would lead to further confusion for everyone. To compare measuring results according to the different standards, Figure 5 shows the corresponding values for a studio microphone.


In the field of entertainment home electronics and high fidelity techniques the work of the IEC International Electrotechnical Commission is better known. The amplitude irc is power proportional quadratic with sound pressureand the time constant is the same as in the sound level meter in the “fast” position, namely, about ms i.


2268-1 circuit of the noise generator. The experienced 268- is not interested in “nice figures”. While not originally envisaged for the purpose, the method has also been used to measure and compare noise levels on optical sound tracks. The measurement of noise voltage is “the most essential part” of C’s work.

Figure 9 shows four curves: Therefore, it was unanimously felt that the recommendation of a different type would have been advisable only if it had properties which could compensate for the economical advantages of the recommended quasi-peak instrument.

The History of Low-Level Audio Background Noise Measurement

Conclusions Thus our review of the available methods showed that none of them fulfilled our requirements for a practical system. On this subject, we can report only at a later date. If we compare the weighted readings of the DIN short averaging time quasi-peak mode and the longer averaging time rms mode, we find that the quasi-peak readings are some 4 to 7 dB higher see Belger fig.

No problems have been found if the print is in reasonably good condition and is not extremely dirty or scratched; such defects lead to impulsive noise.

There are other items of interest regarding microphone testing which I have not quoted. The most universal of these is the “A” weighting function which was based on an early phon contour.

This field is not directly concerned with the masking properties of the auditory tract one high level signal making an otherwise audible lower level signal at a different frequency less audible.

This proposal presumably resulted in IEC A. In Section 7 this standard recommends the use of the A weighting network for the noise measurements. The A weighting filter was rejected because it did not adequately represent the human sensitivity to higher frequency noise, which appears in analogue tape hiss.

The 1st edition remained current until the 2nd edition was released in The CCIR standard calls for a quasi-peak detector with meter response to tone bursts of various lengths specified to obtain consistent measurements. Peus mentions, without reference to any earlier version, that 3. The C network is ie the response of the ear at 85 db and above.

IEC 60 is about to be revised to a 4th edition in late or in This paper describes eic history of the field, the experiments he and his colleagues conducted, and how they devised a weighting curve which ifc most suitable for the task of measuring the disturbing quality of background noise. This method takes into account the subjective assessment of reproduced impulsive noises when listening to sound programs.


So, for generating a single reading from multiple seconds of audio, perhaps we should simply take the average of the first section. The clipper is composed of three parts; the positive clipper, shown in detail above as the LM and its accompanying circuitry, a negative clipper, and a muting switch, a 2SC NPN transistor.

In the case of series production and checking of apparatus with short checking times by automatic measuring appliances it may be advantageous too to use, for type acceptance tests, also RMS value measurement weighted and unweighted in addition to noise measurements.

According to Dolby the curve used by DIN in the version was “developed in the s”. The 2nd edition was replaced in with a 3rd edition, which switched to A weighting with quasi-peak metering.

The paper notes that this curve was developed in the s for communication systems having sharp cutoff properties. Methods of Measurements of Noise ,”p. At white noise, the difference will be appr.

This measuring method is not often used in studio equipment and will therefore not be further documented. Belger cites this article extensively and erroneously states that it is from Some quotes from Section ifc on self-noise: For this purpose, however, separate standards should be laid down, which have no reference to Recommendation A peak responding detector will read from a few to many dB ied than a true RMS type, depending on the time constants of the detection circuitry.

In practice, if white noise is used with a bandwidth of 15 kHz, the following differences in the measured results [ Jakubowski ] are obtained: