What is “Too Loud”

I’ve added a page about SPL levels in small venues.  It’s triggered by a gig I went to a couple of weeks ago, where the band had their sound system so loud, that my ears were compressing the sound, and were physically hurting – it literally made me start to lose my balance.

I got my SPL meter out on my phone, and the system was delivering an average reading of 112dBA from my listening position, 4 metres back.  It was an uncomfortable experience, and got me thinking about what “too loud” means.

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