Sound Ledger¹ (Taking Measure of a Sound Cannon)

Audio culture by the numbers

162: The maximum output in decibels of a sound cannon approved for purchase by a local police department in New York State

12,262: Price in dollars of the device

90: Volume in decibels above which a pending state law would outlaw for “acoustic weapons”

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¹Footnotes: All three items this week:

Originally published in the August 30, 2021, edition of the This Week in Sound email newsletter (

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