any other use for spl meter?

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  1. Lorenzo K

    Lorenzo K Agent

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    I am planning to buy a spl meter to calibrate my speaker but am curious if there are other uses for it.
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

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    Well, you can buy a test-tone disk and using the SPL meter and sounds from about 15-120 hz plot the room response. This is what a RTA (Real Time Analyzer) does and can tell you if you need to buy something like a BFD to level out your subwoofer response.
    Other than that, you can carry it around and point it at your wife/daughters as a sign they are talking too loud. (This gets old quickly [​IMG] )
     
  3. Jason Wilcox

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    i use mine for the HT calibration as well as getting the sub crossover right on my 2 channel setup.
     
  4. Neil Joseph

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    Test your workplace to see if the noise is above the safe limit?
     
  5. Lee Petty

    Lee Petty Stunt Coordinator

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    set it in your truck and see how loud the exhaust is.
     
  6. Lorenzo K

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    Thanks guys I can probably point at my wife when she starts nagging.
     
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    I've hit reference levels after a little Mexican food. [​IMG]
    What is an unsafe decibel level at work?
     
  8. Neil Joseph

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    I think the limit for a workplace is 85dB before having to wear ear protection but there are probably regional differences.
     
  9. Justin Ward

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    When I borrowed one, I went around measuring everything. My neighbours came over to go dirtbiking(I live in the country) and we found that when all 3 bikes went by the needle would hit 96dB. It also acts as proof that someone is talking to loud.
     
  10. John Royster

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    At partys...

    Start of evening conversation - 75db
    middle of evening - 85 db
    1:00 in the morning when Al is on a role again...95db.

    Funny thing is each time we realize how loud we are we all start cracking up and the needle goes even higher.
     
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    I heard once long ago that for the average male, volume out is directly proportional to alcohol in.
     

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