Insertion Loss

Acoustics

This may be applied to a silencer or other sound-reducing element, in a specified frequency band, the decrease in sound power level, measured at the location of the receiver, when a sound insulator or a sound attenuator is inserted in the transmission path between the source and the receiver.

Electronics

The loss in power caused by the insertion of a network between a source and a load.

See also: Acoustic Filter Elements, Sound Transmission Loss.

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Subjects: Electronics Noise & Vibration