Groups of frequencies defined by standards where the upper frequency of each band is equal to twice the lower frequency of the next higher band. Octave bands are usually named by their geometric center frequency. For example, the octave band extending between 44.7 Hz and 89.1 Hz is called the 63 Hz octave band. The octave band extending between 89.1 Hz and 178 Hz is called the 125 Hz octave band. The full complement of octave bands in the audible frequency range is as follows: 31.5, 63, 125, 250, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 4,000, 8,000 and 16,000 Hz.
Sponsor: ISO/TS 22318:2015