DO I NEED Calibration DVD and SPL meter?

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  1. BraveHeart123

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    I already have Yamaha RX-V363 AV Receiver equipped with YPAO auto calibration feature. Do I really need a Calibration DVD and SPL meter coz the receiver also has test tones and mic to set the levels????
     
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    I confirmed my Pioneer's MCACC calibration using an SPL meter and Video Essentials. But I also use my calibration disc and meter to calibrate friend's and family's systems. I've also used my meter and custom test tones to plot the in-room frequency response of my sub. To do that you must use the Radio Shack analog meter.
     
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    Please specify the Radio Shack analog SPL model number and also the choice between VE, Avia, and Sound & Vision. Which one is better and more comprehensive than others????
     
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    VE was cheaper so I went with it. Avia also gets great reviews. S&V is not as popular.
     
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    I use the Spears and Munsil disc that OPPO sent me by surprise. Didn't order it, wasn't expecting it but they sent it. Thanks OPPO!


    Before that I used the Avia disc.
     
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    Spears & Munsil comes in blu-ray. Does it have DVD version also? Coz I dont have blu-ray player.
     
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    It doesn't look like there's a standard dvd version. But the Avia disc also works very well.
     

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