Recording noise measurements
Dec. 22, 2022
Recording noise measurements include recording noise, room noise and some residual (fade-out). In general, room noise is responsible for the rising nature of the noise below 1 kHz. Recording noise is visible only above 2-3 kHz.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five (50th anniversary)
Album: The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out (50th anniversary)
Digital master: 2009
Peak amplitude: -1,2 dB / -5.54 dB
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five (2011 remaster)
Album: The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out
Digital master: 2011
Peak amplitude: 0 dB
Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
Album: Led Zeppelin IV
Digital master: original recording remastered 2014, Released 27 October 2014
Peak amplitude: -0.5 dB / - 0.36 dB
Vinyl noise floor
Graph shows the noise floor of the LP not the recording noise. Measurement & data from "vinyl rips" (mainly from YouTube).
High quality means high quality pressing and the LP in new condition. Low quality means low quality pressing or worn-out LP.
Listening test: Quantization noise & bit-depth