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Entry  Fri Oct 26 18:25:02 2012, Ayaka, Update, Adaptive Filtering, Microphone noise again mic_noise.png
    Reply  Fri Oct 26 19:06:14 2012, Den, Update, Adaptive Filtering, Microphone noise again 
       Reply  Mon Oct 29 08:41:22 2012, Ayaka, Update, Adaptive Filtering, Microphone noise again 
Message ID: 7634     Entry time: Fri Oct 26 19:06:14 2012     In reply to: 7633     Reply to this: 7636
Author: Den 
Type: Update 
Category: Adaptive Filtering 
Subject: Microphone noise again 


The circuit noise improves so much, but many line noises appeared.
Where do these lines (40, 80, 200 Hz...) come from?
These does not change if we changed the microphones...

Anyway, I have to change the circuit (because of the low-pass filter). I can check if the circuit I will remake will give some effects on these lines.

I do not think that 1U rack power supply influenced on the preamp noise level as there is a 12 V regulator inside. Lines that you see might be just acoustic noise produced by cpu fans. Usually, they rotate at ~2500-3000 rpm => frequency is ~40-50 Hz + harmonics. Microphones should be in an isolation box to minimize noise coming from the rack. This test was already done before and described here

I think we need to build a new box for many channels (32, for example, to match adc). The question is how many microphones do we need to locate around one stack to subtract acoustic noise. Once we know this number, we group microphones, use 1 cable with many twisted pairs for a group and suspend them in an organized way.

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