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(Columbus Dispatch)   How loud was it at the Columbus Blue Jackets playoff games? Loud enough that they blew out half of their PA trying to make announcements over the crowd noise   (bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com) divider line 27
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2014-04-29 09:23:00 AM
That happens when you play crowd noise over the PA.
 
2014-04-29 10:26:56 AM
Kurt Dieckmann of Lewis Center said a smartphone app called Decibel-iMeter registered levels above 160 decibels. That's louder than a jet engine, chain saw or the front row of a rock concert.
If the app was correct, that kind of sustained noise can cause hearing damage.
An average level of 85 decibels for eight hours is considered the maximum allowable daily noise dose, said Dr. Brad deSilva, an ear, nose and throat specialist at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center.


That's a terrible comparison. Bad journalist. You're not at the game for 8 hours, and it was way the fark above 85 dB SPL. The OSHA limits go up much higher, so why not use one of the levels closer to 160 and/or closer to the duration of a game? Say, for example, 1 hour at 105 dB SPL, or 15 minutes at 115 dB SPL?
 
2014-04-29 10:51:15 AM
And since the city owns that arena after it got swindled yet again to bail out that lame franchise, this will be something else they have to pay for so that the league can get the profits.
 
2014-04-29 11:01:39 AM
I guess they figured if they yelled loud enough someone would finally unlock the doors and let them out
 
2014-04-29 11:47:12 AM

GO PENS!

 
2014-04-29 12:44:34 PM
The indoor record for loudest arena: 126 dB, set in 2013.

Yeah, you weren't at 160 dB. And you're an idiot for using a random app and citing it as though it's accurate.
 
2014-04-29 12:45:58 PM

2wolves: GO PENS!


Amen to that. If we would have blown that lead I would have given up on them. We can still win this whole thing.
 
2014-04-29 12:47:36 PM
I am really having a good laugh at the hockey media fawning over the Blue Jackets' crowd. They were drawing about 14,700 people to games during the regular season, or 81% of actual capacity. Only Phoenix and Dallas had worse crowds. Really passionate fan base you've got there, Columbus.
 
2014-04-29 12:48:37 PM
Columbus fans put on a show last night - even down 4-0 they stayed with their team.

Kudos from a Penguins fan.
 
2014-04-29 12:49:47 PM
Maybe it wasn't really loud. Maybe you've just got a really shiatty PA. Just sayin'
 
2014-04-29 12:50:59 PM
Don't worry, it will be quiet in there until next year. They won't need the PA.

/Go Pens!
 
2014-04-29 01:16:28 PM
As a Pens fan i have to say Well done bluejackets. Also GO PENS!.

I hope the rags beat the flyers. farking flyers had our number late in the season.
 
2014-04-29 01:28:23 PM

IAmRight: The indoor record for loudest arena: 126 dB, set in 2013.


And they probably weren't really testing much when arenas were truly loud. Most of them are so much larger than they used to be in order to accommodate luxury suites.  Chicago Stadium was nuts, I doubt any place currently gets louder than it did in there.
 
2014-04-29 01:29:11 PM
I have to agree with Mikaloyd. The Jackets have NOTHING to be upset about, and a LOT to look forward too.  That team is going to be a force to be reckoned with in the next few years.
 
2014-04-29 01:38:26 PM
"Blowing out?"

Drive an underpowered system past safe RMS and melt voice coils ...
 
2014-04-29 01:51:48 PM

geom_00: I have to agree with Mikaloyd. The Jackets have NOTHING to be upset about, and a LOT to look forward too.  That team is going to be a force to be reckoned with in the next few years.


Assuming they don't shoot themselves in the foot, they look really strong.

The Islanders looked pretty similar last year in the first round, and then they went and traded Moulson and picks for Vanek, who later got unloaded for fewer picks than Moulson got at the deadline.  Basically, they up and zapped a few of their picks for nothing.
 
2014-04-29 02:09:09 PM
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2014-04-29 02:14:41 PM

GQueue: IAmRight: The indoor record for loudest arena: 126 dB, set in 2013.

And they probably weren't really testing much when arenas were truly loud. Most of them are so much larger than they used to be in order to accommodate luxury suites.  Chicago Stadium was nuts, I doubt any place currently gets louder than it did in there.


this. i would often watch just the anthem if the game was on the tube and watch the crowd work themselves to a frenzy.Readsomewhere that more beer was downed at blackhawks games than at bears games.


I'm thinking that Montreal must have the largest volume due to the most bums in the seats??

/miss that organ but im sure other teams dont
//nowadays rock music is blared at full volume in between whistles to give you the same deaf feeling.
 
2014-04-29 02:50:21 PM

SigmaAlgebra: I am really having a good laugh at the hockey media fawning over the Blue Jackets' crowd. They were drawing about 14,700 people to games during the regular season, or 81% of actual capacity. Only Phoenix and Dallas had worse crowds. Really passionate fan base you've got there, Columbus.


To be fair.. the Stars have been an afterthought in this town the past few years.  You go 5 years without the playoffs in a very front-running winners' town, and you won't put butts in seats.  Especially while at the same time the Rangers are winning AL pennants and the Mavericks are winning world championships.

When the team has been good, they filled that arena (see: 1997-2001) - and just ask the Ducks if the crowd noise in the series was a factor that helped push it to six games.  If the Stars can keep progressing, pick up one more quality forward (or if Peverley comes back and is the player he was) and a #1 or #2 defenseman in the next year or so, they'll be back in the thick of the WCF race soon.

/Wouldn't mind if they found a new #1 center, and pushed Seguin to second line
//Seguin is amazing, but he made exactly zero impact in the playoffs this year
///Seriously, 1G 2A when you've got Benn on your wing?  You equaled the point total of freaking Colton Sceviour, yet you're #4 in shots attempted with freaking TWENTY FIVE?  Score a freaking goal already.
 
2014-04-29 02:57:17 PM

Menjo_Bleeko: To be fair.. the Stars have been an afterthought in this town the past few years.  You go 5 years without the playoffs in a very front-running winners' town, and you won't put butts in seats.  Especially while at the same time the Rangers are winning AL pennants and the Mavericks are winning world championships.


Offer not valid for the Cowboys.

Well, okay, it's only been four, but close enough.
 
2014-04-29 06:54:46 PM

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2014-04-29 07:17:15 PM

2wolves: fromheretomaturity: [i209.photobucket.com image 65x65]

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Not a bad logo either. What's it from? Might make a nice third jersey someday.

I would have been rooting for the Jackets if they'd been playing anybody other than the Pens. They're the scrappy upstarts, and who doesn't enjoy scrappy upstarts?

Now it's time to go be a Rangers fan for an evening.
 
2014-04-29 07:56:17 PM
I'm having a reeeeeeally hard time accepting that 160 dB quote.  You have to go deep onto the top shelf of recording condenser mics before you even get close to a full-sized microphone that can even handle that.  I sincerely doubt an iPhone's mic can possibly do that.

\musician
\\by way of comparison, my old Galaxy S2 could handle exactly 90 dB
\\\pretty sure my current Droid Maxx can't break 100, though I've yet to try it
 
2014-04-30 12:21:54 AM

fromheretomaturity: [i209.photobucket.com image 65x65]


Why did they change their colors?  I'm no pens fan, but I thought most of their jerseys looked good until they switched to that awful gold
 
2014-04-30 01:07:09 AM

2wolves: GO PENS!


QFT.

/and repeated for truth
//GO PENS!
 
2014-04-30 01:16:13 AM

Inchoate: Not a bad logo either. What's it from? Might make a nice third jersey someday.


Artsy fellow had it up on Tumblr.  I bet if you did a GIS with it as your source you'd be led to him directly.
 
2014-04-30 12:52:43 PM

colonel0sanders: fromheretomaturity: [i209.photobucket.com image 65x65]

Why did they change their colors?  I'm no pens fan, but I thought most of their jerseys looked good until they switched to that awful gold


They haven't worn the hella bright gold ones since the '90s. Pens jerseys are black (home), white (away), or occasionally blue (alternate).

If you mean why they switched to the paler gold color (Vegas gold) instead of the yellower hue, it was a modernizing (-ish) aesthetic choice. Some people think it was to further differentiate us from the Bruins, but we weren't required to do that.

I think Vegas gold looks nicer, but agree a brighter gold is more in tune with the traditional Pittsburgh colors.
 
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