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ISO 266 2nd Edition, April 1, 1997
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Acoustics - Preferred Frequencies
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This International Standard specifies preferred frequencies for acoustical measurements. The preferred frequencies are based on the R10 series of preferred numbers in 1SO 3 and the reference frequency of 1 O00 Hz.

For most acoustical measurements and presentations of data, a frequency spacing based on a constant percentage increment is generally preferred and the test frequencies then form a geometric series. For certain acoustical measurements, a constant frequency increment is a suitable spacing.

The International Standard deals with the geometric series and is not intended to apply to cases where a constant frequency increment, or other particular spacing, would be more suitable, or where there may be good reasons for the adoption or retention of other frequencies.

This International Standard does not deal with:

- frequencies for music;

- all audiometric frequencies;

- series other than RI O from IS0 3.