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Analog or digital SPL Meter?? please help deciding picking up tomarow(wed)

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jason-Pro, May 27, 2002.

  1. Jason-Pro

    Jason-Pro Stunt Coordinator

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    well going to radioshack tomarow to get either a Digital or analog SPL meter i have the money is no problem just wondering which one would be better? (for setting up home theater)
    Digital meter
    Analog meter
     
  2. Rob Roth

    Rob Roth Stunt Coordinator

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    Get the analog:

    Mechanism is easier to use, you can use your eyes to 'average' the readout since levels bounce around, esp. subwoofer.

    Everyone else uses analog- your reported observations will be 'calibrated' with the rest of ours.

    It is cheaper.
     
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    I also prefer the analog model. I money is not an object and you want something a drop better you could also look at something like the Tenma analog meter. It is $79.95 at Newark Electronics, www.newark.com, their part no. is 50N1370. If it is something that will be used a few times and put away, the Radio Shack is fine.
     

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