By PSW Staff • June 2, 2009 Figures calculated for various program material use estimated duty cycles, taking into account the typical crest factor for each type of source material. The choices typically available in the calculators are as follows. Pink Noise: Duty cycle of 50%. Dance: Duty cycle of 40%. Typically highly-compressed, low-frequency material at very high levels. Hard Rock: Duty cycle of 30%. Full-range, continuous rock music at concert levels. BGM: Duty cycle of 20%. Background music, typically used in business music applications at low to moderate levels. Speech: Duty cycle of 10%. Spoken word material. Typically a speaker giving a presentation, at low to moderate levels. Paging: Duty cycle of 1%. Intermittent spoken-word paging in commercial or industrial applications. Low to moderate levels. Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Amplifier World Audio Crown Engineer Live Sound Reinforcement · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.