Well, he's right, but I'm not sure about the whale part.. lol I believe the loudest thing is the space ship. It does over 180 DB's, because it has something to do with the fuels chemicals changing the atmosphere. The only way you can hit 180 db's in Car audio is port wars. People have hit 180 in port wars but thats the only way.
This dude i know has 16 rockford P2 12's in his truck and it was way louder than this dude that hit 160 decibles with 4 DD 15's, never got to see what decibles the 16 12's hit but im sure it was in the high 160's, thats the most bass i've ever heard in person.
Lol, in the truck I sat in, it wasn't realy loud though, it felt more like someone was squeezing my lungs or something. I've asked the same question about breaking glass, and got a few different ansers.
I was wondering if someone could help me out. I'm trying to put whales in my trunk but the biggest enclosure i can fit in my car is 20 gallons. Also, what would be louder...2 12" whales or one 15" whale????
I read somewhere that the highest decibel level allowed without modifying the atmosphere is 180db or at least approximately. The reason the space shuttle is that high is because of the chemicals in the fuel modifying it, yea. I'm sure Jonathan or Glasswolf have a giant explanation on the entire thing, hehe.
how many people here thought of the sonic boom when u break the speed of sound? have they ever gotten a mesurment of the db lvl of one of those? i know our one teacher said that itll shatter glass if ther to low when they do break the speed of sound
I remember reading an article somewhere years ago about some scientists supposedly making the loudest possible noise...but it was in a box of some type and you couldn't hear anything from the outside...wow, i really don't remember much about that article.
At 177 decibels you would more than likely rupture organs. The main cause of death would be a heart attack though, and yes it does happen.
The call of the blue whale reaches levels up to 188 decibels. This extraordinarily loud whistle can be heard for hundreds of miles underwater. Theoretical calculations by Roger Payne and Douglas Webb (from the 1970's) predicted that the loudest whale sounds might be transmitted across an entire ocean. The blue whale is much louder than a jet, which reaches only 140 decibels! Human shouting is 70 decibels; sounds over 120 decibels are painful to human ears. The second-loudest animal on Earth is the howler monkey (Alouatta) from the jungles of Central and South America.
Underwater acoustics are totally different. Underseas you can hit in the high 200 decibel range because water has so much more pressure compared to air. Above ground, remember that you are compressing air, meaning that if the power of the subwoofer (or sound device) surpasses the pressure of the atmosphere, then you will not be compressing anymore, making it VERY hard to get any louder. That's also why SPL will vary due to altitude, since air pressure changes with elevation. Maximum capable db level at sea level is 194 db.