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Tunnel Blasting and Decibel Readings - 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 12
edited July 17 in Chevrolet
imageTunnel Blasting and Decibel Readings - 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Road Test

Our 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has a pretty hearty exhaust note, but just how loud is it?

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Comments

  • cjasiscjasis Posts: 32

    This is worthelss without video :)

  • bassracerxbassracerx Posts: 34

    i am convinced that the DB reader on all iphones are completely worthless trying to get sound measurements of my computers is compleatly infuriating it doesent go up when i place the iphone inside my computer case or when im 6 feet or 12 feet from the case and i know that it's louder than the ambient room noise.

  • joner800joner800 Posts: 21

    curious as to where a Mustang 5.0 or Jaguar F Type V8 w/sport exhaust would fit in that chart...

  • fordson1fordson1 Posts: 90

    I'm with bassracerx - the idea that you're going to get accurate sound pressure levels with the microphone in a smartphone is ridiculous.

  • donszr1donszr1 Posts: 5

    If you use the same instrument for all measurements the accuracy is not too important for comparisons.

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,009

    I heard one of these winding up on a rural road last week and it was freakin' LOUD. Borderline obnoxious --unless you were the one with your foot in it! :)

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  • fordson1fordson1 Posts: 90

    @donszr1 said: If you use the same instrument for all measurements the accuracy is not too important for comparisons.

    You don't know if the frequency response of the mic is flat - some cars may be louder, but the sound is at a less-responsive part of the frequency response for that mic - so it reads as being not as loud. C'mon - it's a cheap little mic that's optimized for the limited frequency range of the human voice.

  • bassracerxbassracerx Posts: 34

    also the measurement of Decibals is logarithmic so the accuracy can be WAY off very easily if the sensor reads just a littlebit wrong. but that sounds about right the sotmgray being twice as loud as the tesla model s and the ram ecodiesel at 70.

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