Analog or Digital Sound Meter?

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  1. russel

    russel Auditioning

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    I am going to buy a sound level meter from Radio Shack. I noticed that they also sell digital meters. Which one should I buy, the digital or the analog? Is one easier to use when calibrating my system? Is one more accurate than the other? Thanks for any advice you have.
     
  2. Ferdinand*T

    Ferdinand*T Second Unit

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    When I bought mine I was recommended to buy the analog SPL meter. Supposely it gives you a more accurate reading from what I was told compared to digital meter. But its not that much of a difference either so if you get the digital meter don't feel bad about it. As far as use both are easy to calibrate with
     
  3. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    I din't think there is an "accuracy" issue - more and 'ease of use' issue. I find the VU meter on the analog easier to read with variating sources-- but the digital is fine.
     
  4. ChrisWiggles

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    Yep. this has been asked a bunch before, basically they are the same, one has a digital readout and costs more. I personally find the analog easier to use, others prefer the digital. Can't go wrong either wqay though.
     

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