SPL meter for dummies

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Peter L, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. Peter L

    Peter L Extra

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    I'm a newbie trying to learn more about home theater but I just don't get it when it comes to measuring sound, how speakers work, what watts, ohms, db, and all that really means.

    I want to calibrate my speakers with a SPL but don't understand the manual. If anyone knows a link for an easy to understand guide that would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Peter
     
  2. adamKI

    adamKI Stunt Coordinator

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    Check out the overview of Calibration in the HTF Primer here.

    -Adam
     
  3. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Peter,

    let me know if the link above helps, or if you feel like you need some additional help. Feel free to post followup questions here.

    -V
     
  4. Garrett Lundy

    Garrett Lundy Producer

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    Whats the deal with bass test tones and the RS SPL meter? If I'm using the Sound & Vision disk and all my other speakers are balanced to 75db output is my subwoofer supposed to be 73, 75, or 77? I think I've read about it not getting bass isgnals well and the number would be off.
     

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