Item #: SCP-XXXX
Object Class: Safe
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a 30 cm x 10cm x 30cm box filled with a vibration resistant medium. SCP-XXXX-1 can be stored in open air. Both are to be kept in an acoustic sound proofed room, measuring 3m x 3m x 2.5m, at the media archive of Site ████. SCP-XXXX has been deemed safe for all security clearance level personal to check out for study. Only Security Level 3 and above personnel are allowed access to SCP-XXXX as per Addendum XXXX-03.
Research must be done in the containment room or a sufficiently isolated, sound proofed room. After Incident XXXX-05, SCP-XXXX is no longer allowed to be tested in the open. Researchers must wear noise reducing earplugs in addition to noise cancellation headphones before handling SCP-XXXX. SCP-XXXX is to be removed from box and vibration resistant medium ONLY when testing is ready to occur. If removed from containment room, SCP-XXXX must be returned by the end of the working day.
Description: SCP-XXXX appears to be an Amperite Model SR-80 microphone. It is attached via a long cable to SCP-XXXX-1, which appears to be a small amplifier measuring 30cm x 15cm x 30cm. SCP-XXXX-1 does not appear to have any control knobs of any kind. It has a standard 1/4" audio jack.
Caution is to be taken when attempting to move SCP-XXXX. If unplugged, SCP-XXXX-1 will emit a high frequency noise akin to feedback at decibel levels of 100. The volume will increase by 10 decibels every minute until it is reconnected to SCP-XXXX. Without proper protection, hearing loss will begin at 2 minutes. After 8 minutes permanent damage to the nerves and brain begin. It is advised to move SCP-XXXX and SCP-XXXX-1 together.
SCP-XXXX-1 will amplify any noise it receives through SCP-XXXX to decibel levels high enough to cause structural failure in nearby objects. At a close enough range, the volume is high enough to melt the nerve endings in a victims brain, resulting in severe trauma to the eardrum and inner ear, internal ear bleeding, permanent deafness, and minor brain damage. As such it is required that SCP-XXXX only be tested under strict conditions.
Addendum XXXX-01: Incident XXXX-05
During test, SCP-XXXX was brought to an isolated man-made islet accessible via stone pier. SCP-XXXX was disconnected from SCP-XXXX-1 remotely. Due to the distance from shore, decibel levels did not reach uncomfortable levels for researchers for some time. However, pier was destroyed due to the high vibration caused by increasing decibel levels. Due to the increasing volume of SCP-XXXX-1, it was determined unfeasible to retrieve using living personnel. Drones sent to retrieve SCP were destroyed due to structural deterioration via high vibration before reaching islet.
Thankfully, the islet itself broke down and the SCP was submerged, dampening the volume enough to send drones to reinsert audio jack from SCP-XXXX to SCP-XXXX-1.
Addendum XXXX-02: Incident XXXX-11
August ██ 20██, SCP-XXXX was check out by Junior Researcher John ████████ under the pretense of “scientific study.” September ██ 20██, John proceeded to perform an impromptu rock concert at Site ████'s staff cafeteria using SCP-XXXX and SCP-XXXX-1 as his vocal mic and amp. As a direct result, ██ personnel now suffer acute hearing loss, █ personnel have minor brain damage, and the entire section has been condemned due to structural instability. Because of his close proximity to SCP-XXXX-1, John suffered severe nerve damage and brain hemorrhaging.
Recommend require, at minimum, security clearance level 3 for further check outs.
Addendum XXXX-03: Recommendation by Dr. ██████
Some talk has been made about changing this SCP's class to Euclid after incident XXXX-11. Whereas I can see how some might feel the need to reclassify it after said incident, as long as the SCP is properly contained and not used for 'personal entertainment' it should remain classified as “safe.” I do, however, agree with a higher security clearance requirement.