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From: rock_scallop
Date: Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:39 pm ((PDT))
Hi Curtis,=0D
If by "good" to "best" you mean higher self noise to less self noise, I'm n=
ot sure how to quantify it on a 1-10 scale, because it all depends on what =
exactly you are trying to record. For quieter soundscape locations there wi=
ll be greater noticeable difference than for more robust soundscape locatio=
ns, and some types of sounds mask the self-noise better than others. =0D
Here is a wild guess, and I'm not an acoustics expert, but If there is a wa=
y to apply the sound level dampening over distance rule where we hear a sou=
nd level drop of 6 dB per doubling of distance, maybe we could say that a 6=
 dB decrease in self-noise would allow us to hear twice the distance for a =
given location. Of course that would be a gross generalization.=0D
John Hartog=0D

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