160,000 watts of RUSH — how loud is that, really? Turns out, only about 8 times louder than a 300 watt amp! And only about 16 times louder than a 30 watt amp!

The carryon about one-hundred and sixty thousands watts, holy cow, that’s huge! actually breaks down this way: Every doubling of power is represented as 3dB. It takes 10dB difference to make something sound “twice as loud” or “twice as quiet”. So 160,000 watts only sounds about twice as loud as 20,000 watts (that’s about 9dB … Read more

“I don’t always listen to Journey, but when I do so do the neighbors.”

Other comments from the video, about musicianship, sound quality, singer range, etc., emotion, power, joy — you know, all these guys were good on their instruments. Steve Smith.. never one lick out of place. Ross. same. Jonathan… just solid and a perfect match for the band Nothing flashy. Neil… fiery solos and aggressive playing but … Read more

Contribution of active hair-bundle motility to nonlinear amplification in the mammalian cochlea

Abstract   The cochlea’s high sensitivity stems from the active process of outer hair cells, which possess two force-generating mechanisms: active hair-bundle motility elicited by Ca2+ influx and somatic motility mediated by the voltage-sensitive protein prestin. Although interference with prestin has demonstrated a role for somatic motility in the active process, it remains unclear whether … Read more

Electron Movement through Solids – Energy Bands and Semiconductors

Materials vary greatly in their ability to conduct electron flow. A digitalization may take place that has bearing on sound quality and overall performance, fidelity and response. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYYWZhsgVPc