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DO I NEED Calibration DVD and SPL meter?


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#1 of 8 BraveHeart123

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Posted October 12 2010 - 12:25 AM

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????


#2 of 8 Robert_J

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Posted October 12 2010 - 12:35 AM

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.



#3 of 8 BraveHeart123

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Posted October 12 2010 - 12:43 AM

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????


#4 of 8 Jason Charlton

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Posted October 12 2010 - 01:39 AM

Radio Shack Analog SPL Meter 


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#5 of 8 Robert_J

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Posted October 12 2010 - 02:33 AM

VE was cheaper so I went with it.  Avia also gets great reviews.  S&V is not as popular.



#6 of 8 gene c

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Posted October 12 2010 - 02:39 PM

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.


"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 


#7 of 8 BraveHeart123

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Posted October 12 2010 - 06:03 PM

Spears & Munsil comes in blu-ray. Does it have DVD version also? Coz I dont have blu-ray player.


#8 of 8 gene c

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Posted October 12 2010 - 10:45 PM

It doesn't look like there's a standard dvd version. But the Avia disc also works very well.


"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 





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