Hi guys Well I am finally the owner of a Radioshack analogue meter and AVIA disk I have a sony STR DB940 receiver. My question is this. Last night I set the volume knob on the receiver to level 5 i.e at the 12 o'clock mark. I set up the meter in the listening position (with me out of the way). The test tones ran for the various speakers and I set the meter to 70db. Now the needle obviously moved when the tones of each speaker changed. The needle was hovering at the 0 db mark but sometimes dipped slightly lower and other times slightly over i.e +/- 1 or 2 db's. Is this the right way to calibrate or have I done something wrong and secondly the only way I can adjust the db's of the L+R main speakers is to adjust the balance on the receiver is this correct? Any thoughts would be most appreciated. By the way I have done a search on all the threads on the subject plus some other searches and all I want to do is check that I have done the right thing. Thanks for your help Zak.