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What does zone mean in sound levels

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June 2, 2012 2:58:14 AM

I know the lower the db the quieter but I saw a fan with 0.5 zones how do zones and db's compare?

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a c 158 ) Power supply
June 2, 2012 1:13:46 PM

SOunds like something made up by the fan mfr...what is the make/model of the fan?
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June 2, 2012 1:25:35 PM

a "zone" is used by amplifier manufacturers who intend for their amplifiers to be able to power speakers in multiple rooms and from mixed audio sources. A "zone" is really just a fancy way of saying "room" without implying the existence of floor to ceiling walls because a zone could very easily be an outdoor patio.

So if you see 0.5 "zones" then that's about a half of a room
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June 2, 2012 3:36:27 PM

Not zones. SONES, with an S. Another measure of sound intensity, supposedly to correlate with a person's perception of loudness, rather than an engineering measure. Found this link:

http://www.ta-inc.com/newshtml/sones.htm
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a b ) Power supply
June 2, 2012 3:51:39 PM

Paperdoc said:
Not zones. SONES, with an S. Another measure of sound intensity, supposedly to correlate with a person's perception of loudness, rather than an engineering measure. Found this link:

http://www.ta-inc.com/newshtml/sones.htm


Ah, now that makes more sense

As an engineer I hate it already
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June 10, 2012 4:07:24 AM

Best answer selected by gjvjr50.
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