I know i posted before about this, but some else tells me that 183 db is possible with one 15 sub in a ported box. He also says that there are subs hitting in the 200's at legal comps. Is this dude insane or what? IS 183 POSSIBLE with any set up?
NO it is not. There have been SPL competitors who have claimed to hit 180s once in a blue moon, but in no way have they hit it consistently or to prove it at competitions. One 15" sub ported isn't going to do it either. Do all of us a favor and go slap the living sh*t out of that guy, 200s have NEVER EVER EVER EVER been done with any amount of subwoofers and any amount of power pushing them, in any vehicle for that matter. He is a total idiot. It's hard to argue with an ignorant person, so you're just going to have to take him to a shop and have that guy's system metered to shut him up.
he's not the one with the system, but you're right he is an idiot, I want to prove it to him some how. Jonathan, can you give me a website or something to print out to show this dude to shut him up? I tried to explain to the other people that I had asked you,(explaining your credability), but they still insist on it.
http://www.slapshow.com/04standings/index.htm http://www.termpro.com/dbdrag/ Both are widely known SPL competitions, you can see on the top of the db drag racing page that the highest SPL this season was 176.1 db, average db is 140. You can scour those sites for numbers, and let those guys look and see if they can find something in the 180s or even 200s, they won't find it.
the space shuttle at launch is supposedly 180-200dB, and only due to the fact that the heat generated by the liquid nitrogen fuel source alters the atmosphere in the immediate vicinity. Otherwise 200dB is physically impossible to obtain within the earth's atmosphere. I'm an engineer. I probably know a bit mroe about the topic than your friend. Jon is correct.
Thanks, everybody, for the input. I kinda figured this dude was a complete idiot when he said subs were hitting in the 200's. I think I might go kick him in the nuts. What made that loudest sound recorded of 194db?
St Helens or a nuclear blast must have been the recorded one, Krakatoa happened in the 1800s. Krakatoa was the biggest one, but there's no way you could guess the SPL as I'd hope noone would want to replicate that disaster.
I'd like to see the agenda of that. "Ok, guys, today is the day we test the ICBM. So far, we've determined that if we fire these warheads intelligently we can put the world into a nuclear winter in about half an hour, temperatures exceed tens of millions of degrees, and the wind will carry this combined radiation far enough to effect all of mankind, and with this comes starvation of all people and will destroy civilization. But that's just not enough. It is imperative that in the unlikely case that there are survivors, we want to make an impact on them as well. Thus, we're going to see if we can blow their eardrums out while we're at it."
you couldn't measure krakatoa's SPL first hand, but it has been estimated to be the loudest sound ever heard on earth - MUCH louder than mt. st helens or even a nuclear blast. this is based on the effects of its sound, and by how far away these effects were detected.
krakatoa's eruption was heard as far away as bangkok & manila, and windows were shattered up to a 1000 mile radius. it was also heard on rodriguez island - 3000 miles away from the source. the pressure wave effected barometers in europe and continued to travel around the earth a total of 7 times.
BTW, the loudest SPLs are created underwater. whales and dolphins can produce sounds up to 190dB, and low frequency active sonar used in submarines can hit 240dB. yep, it's true.