Digital vs. Analog Sound Meters - besides the entertainment factor . . .

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  1. Rod Melotte

    Rod Melotte Stunt Coordinator

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    Digital vs. Analog Sound Meters - besides the entertainment factor is there any reason to buy a Digital for $60 compared to $35 for an analog?

    How accurate will the analog get me, will the needle bounce around? or is it pretty steady.

    thanks

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  2. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Lead Actor

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    i searched specifically for the analog model...it was quite a chore.

    in any case, i like it just fine. the needle does not bounce around...it'll stay steady.

    some like the digital because you can read it easier from a distance, but i haven't found that to be an issue for me.
     
  3. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    If you are just level-adjusting, go for the analog model.

    The accuracy seems the same.

    The needle wont jump around if you set the switch to the "slow" setting.
     
  4. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Analog is fine- actually easier to read. You can set the response to slow, and the meter will move slowly.

    But, if you think about it- if needle jumping was a big issue- it wouldbe WORSE with a digital meter, because instead of a needle that you can follow, the jumpiness would be in digits that would be impossible to read.

    The analog meter is much nicer, IMHO.

    -Vince
     

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