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    Icon32 how loud........

    i'm wondering how loud in decibals can 230 watts RMS be....i have a 12 inch Pioneer sub. any guesses? thanks







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    Re: how loud........

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    point eight.




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    Re: how loud........

    in all seriousness, you can't determine that unless you get some mc time. Decibel levels are completely install dependent.




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    Re: how loud........

    I can promise you it will be somewhere between 100db and 175db.




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    Re: how loud........

    like statedabove but 0-180.




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    Re: how loud........

    Quote Originally Posted by squeak9798
    I can promise you it will be somewhere between 100db and 175db.
    hey dont shortchange him, i thought the absolute max was closer to 194dB! somewhere over on SD, i'll go look...




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    Re: how loud........

    at 230 rms u think the sub can hit over 100 decibals?




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    Re: how loud........

    Quote Originally Posted by hardrockfan
    at 230 rms u think the sub can hit over 100 decibals?
    you could break 100 with just your head unit.




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    Re: how loud........

    i got a pioneer 200 watt head unit, 4 pioneer 6X8 speakers, 600 watt Rockford amp(new ones, silver), and 1 Pioneer sub




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    Re: how loud........

    rustling leaves 20 dB
    whispering 25 dB
    library 30 dB
    refrigerator 45 dB
    average home 50 dB
    normal conversation 60 dB
    clothes dryer 60 dB
    washing machine 65 dB
    dishwasher 65 dB
    car 70 dB
    vacuum cleaner 70 dB
    mixer 70 dB
    electric sewing machine 70 dB
    busy traffic 75 dB
    mini-bike 80 dB
    alarm clock 80 dB
    noisy restaurant 80 dB
    office tabulator 80 dB
    outboard motor 80 dB
    passing snowmobile 80 dB
    average factory 85 dB
    electric shaver 85 dB
    screaming child 90 dB
    passing motorcycle 90 dB
    convertible ride on frw 95 dB
    subway train 100 dB
    diesel truck 100 dB
    woodworking shop 100 dB
    pneumatic drill 100 dB
    boiler shop 100 dB
    jackhammer 100 dB
    helicopter 105 dB
    power mower 105 dB
    snowmobile drvrs seat 110 dB
    inboard motorboat 110 dB
    sandblasting 110 dB
    live rock music 90-130 dB
    auto horn 120 dB
    propeller aircraft 120 dB
    air raid siren 130 dB
    THRESHOLD OF PAIN 140 dB
    gunshot 140 dB
    jet engine 140 dB
    rocket launching 180 dB


    so compare what you system sound like and it will tell you about how loud



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    Re: how loud........

    it's as loud as a power mower.




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    Re: how loud........

    Quote Originally Posted by monte_carlo97
    screaming child 90 dB
    no friggin way, i know a few kids that can reach faaaaar louder then that. Lmao




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    Re: how loud........

    depends on the frequencies of the sounds, though...a rocket going off is way, way more powerful than a stereo would be at that same power level, because the stereo is playing a single note while the rocket is blasting you on a wide spectrum of frequencies.




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    Re: how loud........

    DB scores are overrated. Unless you are a competitor, they are meaningless.




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    Re: how loud........

    well, in reference to the threshold of human hearing, 10^-12,

    10 * log(230 / 10^-12) = 143.6 dBW, not dBSPL which is what you're looking for.



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