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Penn State Football: Pink Is The New White As Beaver Stadium Tests Sound System

by on June 14, 2014 10:00 AM

Have you driven past Beaver Stadium this week and heard some weird noises? Don't worry, it isn't Godzilla or an unexplained natural phenomena, it's just Pink Noise.

"Pink noise is a mixture of sound waves with an intensity that diminishes proportionally with frequency to yield approximately equal energy per octave. Pink noise is often used to test and equalize loudspeakers," project manager Marv Bevan told

Basically, pink noise is sound that decreases in intensity as the noise decreases in frequency. It's used to test the range and settings on large sound systems, in this case the new speakers placed inside the top of the south endzone scoreboard. 

"The speakers/sound system were turned on for the first time on Wednesday and pink noise is used to test, aim, and balance the speakers/sound systems." Bevan said.

That all might still sound a little confusing, but the good news is Penn State's $10 million project to update and renovate both scoreboards and sound systems is nearing completion.

It also means you aren't hearing things.

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Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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