Shhhhhh...don't tell my calculus teacher that the stuff she's teaching us actually has a use in life! Speaking of calc, isn't integration fun?! Well, it was until I had to integrate fifty million expressions for homework... ;-)Andy_Leviss said:Wait until you get to designing systems in large venues and trying to figure out coverage patterns and how speakers in different locations need to be aimed (and time/phase aligned!) to overlap in a way that creates a uniform level throughout the venue. Sines, and cosines, and tangents, oh my...sines, and cosines, and tangents, oh my...sines, and... )
Um, not so much. The reason you see so many speakers at concerts is primarily to provide even coverage, NOT more volume. Yes, more level is a function of that, and is taken into consideration, but speaker numbers and arrangement is determined so that you get the same sound level throughout an entire venue.digitaltec said:while on the topic of dB, here's a fun little FYI from a light guy:
For the human ear to hear a difference in volume, you must increase the dB by 3.
So, if you are using 2 speakers and want to gain 3dB you would go to 4. then if you wanted to gain 3 dB again, you would go to 8. if you want to gain 3 dB again, then you would go to 16. Thats why at concerts, you would easily have 40 speakers per side.