Sine wave tones 20 Hz to 20 kHz - Can you hear them all?

David Mellor

David Mellor is CEO and Course Director of Audio Masterclass. David has designed courses in audio education and training since 1986 and is the publisher and principal writer of Record-Producer.com.

Sunday December 8, 2019
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The accepted range of audio frequencies is from 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz. But can your loudspeakers reproduce them all? Can you hear them all? Will YouTube cut off higher frequencies? Find out here.

In this video, I create a range of sine wave tones all the way from 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz (20 kHz).

The video asks three questions...

1. Can your loudspeakers reproduce all of these tones?

2. Can you hear them?

3. Might YouTube mangle the audio in some way?

The audio in the upload is in 24-bit WAV format sampled at 192 kHz, so the quality of the original file is about as good as things can get. But how you hear the tones depends on the three factors listed above.

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