Frequency Chart



“PSB Speakers”  introduces the topic of Frequency.

Sound is air in motion — pushed, pulled, beaten, blown, plucked, talked, or sung into motion. Music is sound’s highest achievement, a wonderfully varied mixture of patterned vibrations sent into the air by all kinds of instruments, from a cricket’s hind legs to a massive pipe organ.

The frequencies of music, the various repetitions that make up the sound of instruments, are represented somewhat by the charts printed in equipment reviews in various audio/video magazines. But those charts look (and often are) so abstract that it’s easy to forget that music is the point of it all. We are trying to remedy that here with this Music Frequency Ranges chart, in which the frequency markings strung out along the bottom baseline are related to the frequency ranges shown above them of the various instruments in an orchestra.

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