Go Direct® Sound Sensor (GDX-SND)
Specifications and User Guide

TROUBLESHOOTING
– Primary Test
Microphone Channel – The easiest sound source to use with the Microphone is a tuning fork, but you may want to investigate a human voice or a whistle, electronic keyboards, and other musical instruments. Make sure the sound level is in the correct range to produce good wave patterns. If the sound is too loud, the wave pattern will be clipped at the top or bottom. Move the microphone further from the sound source, or turn down the volume of the sound.

An inexpensive keyboard set to the flute sound, without vibrato, is the best source; you can easily do both beats and pure tones of varying pitch.

Sound Level Channels – Normal classroom sound levels should be 60-70 dB; a quiet office should read around 55 dB.

– Minimum software version: Graphical Analysis 4.5, LabQuest App 2.8.4

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SPECIFICATIONS
Response: A- or C-weighted
Range: 55-110 dB
Accuracy: +/-3 dB
Resolution: 0.1 dB
Sound Level Frequency Range: 30-10,000 Hz
Microphone Level Frequency Range: 100 Hz to 15 kHz
Typical Max Frequency: 10,000 Hz

CALIBRATION
The Microphone and Wave Amplitude channels are uncalibrated, which means that the vertical axis has arbitrary units on waveform graphs. The voltage from the Microphone output is what is graphed. For more information, see What are the units (of pressure) for the microphone?.

The Sound Level channels will never need to be calibrated. Each sensor is carefully calibrated before it ships, and this unique calibration is stored on the sensor.

RELATED VERNIER PRODUCTS
Microphone (MCA-BTA)
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Sound Level Meter (SLM-BTA, discontinued)