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Offline wolram

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Music -v- kilo watts
« on: 26/02/2006 17:50:28 »
An empty factory next to ours was taken over by one of those
iilegal gatherings, and i can say the music was LOUD, the base
rattled things off the wall, we were told that the amps put
out 13.5 kWs and the speakers about a meter across, what would that
be in decibels?

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Re: Music -v- kilo watts
« Reply #1 on: 26/02/2006 18:34:29 »
I can't tell you what the decibels would be except that it would be enough to damage your hearing after prolonged exposure.

I am not surprised the amps were that large and the speakers were most definitely of the Marshall type PA speakers.

daveshorts here is excellent at working things like this out...of course just saying the speakers were a meter across is very little to go on...the sensitivity and impedence would have been very useful...lets hope we get a good guestimation !

I don't envy you your situation though...you should have gate-crashed and larged it ' factory style !!'

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Re: Music -v- kilo watts
« Reply #2 on: 26/02/2006 18:43:25 »

We were invited, by some very umchuous females, but i tripped on my tongue, then remembered
my work, i wish my brain would just shut up once in a while.

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Re: Music -v- kilo watts
« Reply #3 on: 26/02/2006 20:41:52 »
13.5 kWs isnt actually very much when it comes to music .I have been to raves pumping out more than 300k which still remained within the law regarding sound in a built up areas.
In my younger days my system in my car was 1.5k and if i turned it up full and set it to the right frequencies it was louder than concorde.
I dont think you cant determine the decibels output from the power of the system.  50 db of Sub bass for instance requires lots more power to produce than 50 db mid bass but the sub base however travels better through walls and so can be heard furthr away.

Michael
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Re: Music -v- kilo watts
« Reply #4 on: 26/02/2006 21:24:01 »
Michael...U iz well cool geeza man !!...U iz da man !! [8D][8D][8D]

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Re: Music -v- kilo watts
« Reply #5 on: 26/02/2006 22:01:26 »
Yeah i waz a cool dude once, Rockford fosgate subs, alpine amps etc and yes i waz da man according to my daughter. Thankfully though i never wore the glasses or wore the medallion and i've never owed a ford escort:)

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Re: Music -v- kilo watts
« Reply #6 on: 26/02/2006 22:05:15 »
Wot ?..no XR3i Turbo-Nutter-Bastard  ? !!...Respect Geeza !!

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Re: Music -v- kilo watts
« Reply #7 on: 26/02/2006 22:24:02 »
2cvsare not cool ! ![:0]

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Re: Music -v- kilo watts
« Reply #8 on: 26/02/2006 23:17:49 »
quote:
Wot ?..no XR3i Turbo-Nutter-Bastard ? !!...Respect Geeza !!



No i own believe it or not a ford fiesta rs turbo (better than the escort)and have done for the last ten years:D

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Re: Music -v- kilo watts
« Reply #9 on: 26/02/2006 23:41:56 »





  measure twice,cut once.
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Re: Music -v- kilo watts
« Reply #10 on: 26/02/2006 23:58:09 »
Mine's metalic grey, but that my baby.

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Re: Music -v- kilo watts
« Reply #11 on: 27/02/2006 02:21:50 »
quote:
An empty factory next to ours was taken over by one of those
iilegal gatherings, and i can say the music was LOUD, the base
rattled things off the wall, we were told that the amps put
out 13.5 kWs and the speakers about a meter across, what would that
be in decibels?

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Re: Music -v- kilo watts
« Reply #12 on: 27/02/2006 20:03:15 »

Oh, heck my thread has every one talking in tongues, i must be more carefull in future.

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