Sound Level Meter for Newbies

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by DennisM, Mar 18, 2002.

  1. DennisM

    DennisM Auditioning

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    I've found that a reciever with the test tone feature for setting the equal sound level of all channels in a 5.1 or 6.1 sound field enviorment are not very reliable. Most of the time I have found the the rear channel volumes are too low even after the test tone. I have found a more accurate volume setup for your theater sound is to use a sound level meter in conjuction with the recievers test tone. You will notice the difference when you listen to your first Surround Sound or Dolby Digital DVD.

    Enjoy!

    Dennis
     
  2. Chuck_C

    Chuck_C Stunt Coordinator

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    You will find it even more accurate using a Video Essentials or Avia setup DVD instead of the receiver's test tones.
     
  3. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Dennis,

    Your post above says you find the receiver tones inaccurate, so you use the ones in the receiver instead?

    What?

    -Vince
     
  4. ColinM

    ColinM Cinematographer

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    Vince -
    You slay me
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    Just going for 600....
     
  5. Dave Schofield

    Dave Schofield Second Unit

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    I think he means that using your ear to balance speaker volumes isn't as good as using a SPL. Its informaiton that could have been gleaned from thousands of other posts here, but nonetheless, I think that is what he meant.
     

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