Definition of dynamic range in English:

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dynamic range

noun

1The range of acceptable or possible volumes of sound occurring in the course of a piece of music or a performance.
Example sentences
  • Le Sacre has one of the widest dynamic ranges of any pieces of music ever written.
  • The Hickox Singers do well enough, conveying the stature of the piece, but their dynamic range is way too constricted.
  • The sheer dynamic range of the performance was breathtaking, from the whispered pianissimos in the many passages of chamber-music delicacy to that final blazing choral peroration hailing the dawn of a bright new day.
1.1The ratio of the largest to the smallest intensity of sound that can be reliably transmitted or reproduced by a particular sound system, measured in decibels.
Example sentences
  • Thus, in gauging the overall accuracy of transmission site-specific dichroism one has to take into account both the increased signal-to-noise of transmission and its lower dynamic range.
  • Practically, however, sRET analysis is limited by the signal/noise ratio of the measured experimental spectra and by the dynamic range and resolution of the data acquisition hardware.
  • I wasn't all that impressed by this 5.1 mix - while there are some directional effects, overall dynamic range and fidelity seem to be missing.

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