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Re: Quietest cars on the market?

> No - 3 dB is a marginal increase in perceived volume but a doubling
> of power, while 10 dB is twice the volume requiring 10 times the power.
> - Lawrence Cheng
>   lcheng@watson.ibm.com

Can someone explain in more detail?

Noise is the sound pressure waves arriving at your ear?
dba is a measurement of this pressure.
Are you saying takes ten times the pressure to 'hear' a doubling of
the noise? Or that the 'item' making the noise needs ten times the power
to double the sound pressure?