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My Audyssey cricket problem
« on: January 20, 2018, 23:48 »
I was trying to do my Audyssey calibration tonight when suddenly a frickin' cricket started chirping. Of course I couldn't find the thing and it shut up for a short time but every time I got into a round of calibration it would start up again. After quite a few tries, I've given up for the night. Sadly, it seems that this is not one of the topics covered by Desray in his Audyssey guide.

My assumption is that cricket chirps are not good for calibration. Although I would like to charitable, I'm about to take out the Baygon, although I'm not sure if it works with crickets. Any suggestions? Right now it's chirping a victory song...

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Re: My Audyssey cricket problem
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2018, 00:47 »
I'm sorry I just had to quote this:

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Some one came knocking
At my wee, small door;
Some one came knocking,
I’m sure–sure–sure;
I listened, I opened,
I looked to left and right,
But nought there was a-stirring
In the still dark night;
Only the busy beetle
Tap-tapping in the wall,
Only from the forest
The screech-owl’s call,
Only the cricket whistling
While the dewdrops fall,
So I know not who came knocking,
At all, at all, at all.

Some One
by Walter de la Mare

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Re: My Audyssey cricket problem
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2018, 00:49 »
But I am afraid you have to do it on a different night bro... don't kill the cricket please 🙏
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Re: My Audyssey cricket problem
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2018, 21:57 »
Different cricket species produce different types of sounds. For instance, in Gryllus bimaculatus (field cricket), the chirping sounds can reach up to 100 decibels, while Gryllotalpa vineae (mole cricket) chirps at about 88 decibels. For comparison, a car’s horn reaches about 110 decibels, and referee whistles can be approximately 115–125 decibels.

Source: https://www.terminix.com/blog/science-nature/why-crickets-chirp

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Re: My Audyssey cricket problem
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2018, 22:49 »
Desray, I look forward to the chapter on cricket avoidance in your Audyssey guide.

According to my googling, the chirping is actually the rubbing of legs as a mating call. It looks like Jiminy got lucky last night and was sleeping late or maybe he had a hangover this morning, as I managed to calibrate in peace and quiet. I heard a little chirp from him this evening though, so he's still around and chasing the ladies.