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Aaron Cooke

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Is there anything I can do to veryify whether or not my SPL meter is functioning correctly. When i set it to Batt, the needle goes to the red, but when i run my speaker level calibration from my receiver it doesn't even register on the meter. I have done this before and never had a problem, i set the levels just fine so I'm wondering if maybe something happened to my SPL meter and if there's any way to tell for sure.

Aaron
 

David_Rivshin

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Try setting the meter to 60dB and whistling, snapping your fingers, or making other loud short noise near the microphone. The needle should jump at this. I would not suggest doing this often as I believe the needle can gradually become damaged from trying to go past the right side of the readout.
It could just be a matter of you playing the calibration tones at quieter than 50dB. At what I consider normal listening volume my meter barely hits 60dB 3 meters from the speakers. Guess I'm not an audiophile ;)
-- Dave
 

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