For the Record, It's 1 kHz, Not 1000 kHz

Discussion in 'Support' started by canyonero, Mar 23, 2015.

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    1. canyonero

      canyonero Member

      Location:
      Eastern US
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma?
      Tired of seeing this posted on the forum. 1000khz = 1mhz and nobody can hear that high.

      When referring to audible sounds.
      Correct: 1 kHz
      Correct: 1000 Hz
      Incorrect: 1000 kHz

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      moderator edit: fixed khz -> kHz and hz -> Hz
       
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    2. Jesse Pinkman

      Jesse Pinkman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2011
      Indeed. People need to remember that kilo means thousand, so 1000 khz is actually one million hertz. No one can hear such a frequency. This reminds me when people say theyre 1.80 cm tall :D Units and prefixes are important, guys
       
    3. walkthroughwalls

      walkthroughwalls Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possibly noise
      Actually, it's kHz and MHz. This is not nitpicking; the use of upper/lower-case can change the meaning.
      For example: mHz is millihertz, while MHz is megahertz.

      Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hertz
       
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    4. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      if I could hear all the way up to 20000 khz, then I'd expect that cell towers might actually be a problem for me :D
       
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    5. pef

      pef Member

      Location:
      Georgia, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      3/16/2013
      Cool. So....what is that in metric?
       
    6. canyonero

      canyonero Member

      Location:
      Eastern US
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma?
      Yeah looks like I was wrong, oh well. Never could figure out why they capitalized the H.
       
    7. walkthroughwalls

      walkthroughwalls Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possibly noise
      It's the same. Frequencies are not measures in different units, so there's no metric/imperial difference here.
      It think it only applies to length, area, temperature, volume and mass.

      Well, the main point you were making wasn't about capitalization. So you weren't all wrong :)
       
    8. I always wondered about that. Thanks for clearing it up.
       
    9. pef

      pef Member

      Location:
      Georgia, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      3/16/2013
      I know....I was just being a smartarse... :)
       
    10. walkthroughwalls

      walkthroughwalls Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possibly noise
      That's easy to say, now that I've explained it to you :D
       
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