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volume unit

[′väl·yəm ‚yü·nət]
(engineering acoustics)
A unit for expressing the audio-frequency power level of a complex electric wave, such as that corresponding to speech or music; the power level in volume units is equal to the number of decibels above a reference level of 1 milliwatt as measured with a standard volume indicator. Abbreviated VU.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The proof is the absolute phase opposition VU meter which reached the level--78dB, Fig 3.
This setup reduced fluctuations on the VU meter, especially before the damping system was activated.
And have a VU meter there and also with a plug for earphones, so I could walk out with the little thing suspended on my chest from a strap.