Using SPL meter

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Jim Mcc, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. Jim Mcc

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    I'm thinking of buying a SPL meter to set my speakers and subwoofer. It seems the analog one from Radio Shack for $49 is highly recommended, is that right? Is it easy to use? Any tips for a first time user? Thanks.
     
  2. DougR

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    Actually it's very easy to do !!

    Here is just one "How-to", of the many that are out there.




    Have fun !!Calibration with Radio Shack SPL Meter

    * Please Note that there Will be others with Variations to the Procedure. But the Basics are there.
     
  3. Kevin C Brown

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    Yes, get the analog one. I had both the digital one and analog one for a little while. I much preferred the analog one:

    1) You can get down to 0.25 dB resolution if your readings fall near the center of the scale. You only get 1 dB resolution for the digital meter.

    2) The battery lasts longer in the analog meter. [​IMG]
     

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