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Old 19th May 2012
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Originally Posted by Roboticus View Post
So in theory, a speaker that could produce a square wave that accelerates fast enough to break the sound barrier would sound like a cracked whip on buffer repeat. Now if I were to record the crack of a whip and put it through a beat repeater, what would happen?
No, the speaker isn't moving. The cone would produce a pressure pulse that then propagates pursuant to the wave equation for sound in air, at the speed of sound. The only issue is if the wave is of sufficient pressure variation to reach zero pressure on the valleys, at which point there will be clipping of the valleys of the signal, which occurs at about 194 dB SPL.