Radio Shack SPL Meter $24.99 On Sale

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  1. James_S

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    This is for the analog version. Stock # 33-2050.
    The online store is out but call your local Radio Shack they should have them in stock. Regular price is $34.99.

    Here is the link

    Analog SPL Meter
     
  2. Arthur Vino

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    for $25 this is HIGHLY recommended.. i got one from the previous sales..
     
  3. Richard Little

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    Thanks
     
  4. KyleT

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    What is the range and accuracy of this meter?

    I'd like something that I can also use to test how quiet an environment is, but last time I remember seeing a dB meter at radio shack it wouldn't measure below 60dB or so.
     
  5. David_Rivshin

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    Kyle,
    The lowest setting on the meter is 60dB, with the range on the readout as (if memory serves) -10dB to +6dB. So theoretically you could measure as low as 50dB, but accuracy at that extreme is not very good, I believe.

    Low-noise SPL meters tend to be fairly expensive, the Radio Shack ones definitely won't cut it. If measuring low output from a single device, sometimes a shortcut will be taken by just placing an inexpensive SPL meter very close to the source (say 10cm), and then correcting for distance. However, that won't work for an environmental reading.

    Let us know if you find something at a reasonable price, it would be an interesting tool to add to the toolbox.

    -- Dave
     
  6. KyleT

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    I'm a bit of a home theater newbie. At least on the heavily technical side. I'm guessing this would be used for testing your speakers and making sure each one is putting out the same level of sound. Right? [​IMG]


    Dan.B
     
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    Correct, Daniel! To calibrate the audio on a system, you place the meter at your seating position and use a calibration DVD which emits a test tone to each of the 5 speakers, as well as the subwoofer. By reading the meter's display, you can determine if the volume level at your listening position is equal from all speakers, and make adjustments if necessary.
     
  10. Arnie G

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    I picked up one today for that price at my local RS. Thanks for the info![​IMG]
     

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