Quiet audiophile rooms can drive you crazy.

BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 14,119
“Inside the room it's silent. So silent that the background noise measured is actually negative decibels, -9.4 dBA. Steven Orfield, the lab's founder, told Hearing Aid Know: “We challenge people to sit in the chamber in the dark – one person stayed in there for 45 minutes. “

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/earths-quietest-place-will-drive-you-crazy-in-45-minutes-180948160/
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,406
    Strikes me as close to being in a SCIF.
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,464
    edited April 2020
    How is it possible to have negative noise? Does 0 db not mean 0 noise?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,406
    I don't know, but dead quiet is truly spooky.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,261
    F1nut wrote: »
    I don't know, but dead quiet is truly spooky.

    I would like to experience it! I wonder how long I would stay before I tapped out.
  • mantismantis Posts: 16,027
    I've been in many chambers and you can loose your balance. Things don't make much sense in there. I didn't like it as it also feels like the air is thin.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,566
    Dead quiet still isn't dead quiet to me. You have to actually be dead. :)

    Seriously, when it's that quiet, you start hearing your heart beat and your own breathing. That is kinda spooky.
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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 4,032
    F1nut wrote: »
    I don't know, but dead quiet is truly spooky.

    Along with Pitch Dark

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,923
    edited April 2020
    Don't forget how exponents and their inverse, logarithms, work. 10^-1 = 0.1 for example. 0 dB is not "zero", it is the reference point (whatever that is). Negative one dB (i.e., -1 dB) is one tenth of that reference point; -2 dB is one-one-hundredth of that reference point, etc.

    Zero dB is not absolute silence. You're not allowed to take the logarithm of zero -- try it siometime! B)
  • MalbecMalbec Posts: 529
    F1nut wrote: »
    I don't know, but dead quiet is truly spooky.

    Along with Pitch Dark

    Try both at the same time.
    Takes me back to my spelunking days. We would go in to a room, cut our lights, sit far enough from one another and listen to the roaring silence. I would wait for my eyes to adjust but it would never happen. A sensory overload in its own right.

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,912
    audioluvr wrote: »
    I have tinnitus in my left ear and I'm kinda gassy so there is no such thing as dead quiet with me.

    Wanna bet?
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,612
    Tinnitus sucks!
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,406
    No, it rings.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,923
    F1nut wrote: »
    No, it rings.

    Yes. Yes it does :(
    Malbec wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    I don't know, but dead quiet is truly spooky.

    Along with Pitch Dark

    Try both at the same time.
    Takes me back to my spelunking days. We would go in to a room, cut our lights, sit far enough from one another and listen to the roaring silence. I would wait for my eyes to adjust but it would never happen. A sensory overload in its own right.

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 23,109
    edited April 2020
    F1nut wrote: »
    I don't know, but dead quiet is truly spooky.

    Care to tell us how UN-dead quiet sounds? I figure our resident vampire might just have the answer for that. ;)B)
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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 2,321
    edited April 2020
    I would go and check it out myself. Seeing it’s local. They also have a recording studio there that recorded a famous Dillan album. Kinda spendy if you ask me for the tour?
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