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What does zone mean in sound levels

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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  1. SOunds like something made up by the fan mfr...what is the make/model of the fan?
  2. 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
  3. Best answer
    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
  4. 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
  5. Best answer selected by gjvjr50.
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