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Re: Measuring noise

In a message dated 97-12-13 22:18:57 EST, you write:

<< These figures are rather meaningless anyway unless you know the distance at
 which the measurement is taken. The decibel level of the voice of someone 
 talking directly to you at a distance of one meter may well be 60 dB; on 
 the other hand, a quiet conversation between two people several meters away 
 could be 30 dB. >>

Isn't the measurement supposed to be taken @ 16 feet from the receiver, the
point which conversation is broken?
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