DIN 45631 PDF

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The reference level is one sone, which is equivalent to a tone with 1kHz at ein level of 40dB. Only parts of the signal, which are audible according to a model, are stored. For stationary signals you will achieve much better results than the traditional dB A. It is ideally in the judgment of air conditioners or typical PC noise like hard disks of fans.

ISO 532 B / DIN 45631 Loudness

The research work around from Barkhausen result into the well known A,B,C weighting curves. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.

As mentioned previously, sone is valid for stationary signals only. In contrast to dB A sone is a linear parameter. We will explain this with an example. A very famous application of this and other effects are audio compression techniques like MP3. 4531 addition, you have to calibrate the system.

Many sone measurements include analysis of low noise devices e.

Loudness measurement in sone (DIN ISO B)

Therefore, dB A is very limited in its usage although widely used. A complete measurement system for sone contains the following components:. A result was a model for the human hearing. A wideband noise has a different subjective loudness than a pure dih at the same level measured in dB 4631. Zwicker analyzed various psychoacoustics effects thoroughly. In most sound pressure meters available today you will find these techniques, because they are easily to derive from the physical parameters. Simply switch off the measurement device.


This can be achieved with a sound calibrator or a sound pressure meter.

With a distance of 25cm the correction factor is 12dB. However, it does not allow distinguishing between nice or annoying tones.

A pure sine at lower levels e. All psycho acoustic analysis requires absolute sound levels. These parameters are very limited to describe the perception of the human ear. The normal measurement distance is 1m. This offset can be corrected with a different calibration factor, which allows WinAudioMLS to show the measurements results with respect to 1m. For complex sounds and noise, this simple model is not valid anymore.

ISO B / DIN Loudness

Nobody would expect to hear the sound of a mouse during a symphonic orchestra, although the mouse would audible in quiet phases. This increases the signal level by 12dB. Based on its countless hearing tests, Zwicker developed a model for loudness measured in sone. Since the human ear is very sensitive, such measurements require high quality measurement equipment. You can only perform a reliable measurement if the signal level is above the noise.

Most people will agree that the sound of a flute is much nicer than a drill used by dentist although they both might have the same loudness. This approximation is only valid in the far-field with spherical radiation.


If you use a sound level calibrator with 94dB, the reference level has to set to 82dB. Two sone has double loudness compared to one sone. We strongly recommend switching off noise sources if possible windows, air-condition, computers etc.

The noise includes acoustic sin from the environment and noise in the measurement chain from the microphone or preamplifier. The frequency response of the ear depends on the sound level, that is the reason for different curves, which are valid for a certain level only. Therefore, we strongly recommend documenting this different measurement distance clearly, because it is difficult to compare different measurement distances.

Loudness Sone A wideband noise has a different subjective loudness than dij pure tone at the same level measured in dB A. In the near-field you will encounter e.

For every measurement, we strongly recommend to measure the quiet noise first. In a normal sin environment at a quiet noise level of 45dBA it is impossible to analyze a fan with 25dBA. Many measurement microphones have a sensitivity of 30dB, which defines the lower bound for measurements.

A loud tone hides quiet tones. A complete measurement system for sone contains the following components: A famous psychoacoustics effect is acoustical masking. You can improve the measurement sensitivity by reducing the measurement distance from 1m to e.

However, in practice sine tones are not very common.