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Analog or Digital Sound Pressure Level Meter?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by russel, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. russel

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    I am going to buy a sound level meter from Radio Shack. I noticed that they also sell digital meters. Which one should I buy, the digital or the analog? Is one easier to use when calibrating my system? Is one more accurate than the other? Thanks for any advice you have.
     
  2. Jules

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    I have the digital one, but I wish I'd got the analogue one.

    I don't think one is more accurate than the other, but the digital one refreshes a few times a second, where as the analogue one responds real time. This makes it much easier to work with.
    Its also easier to get an average on a moving needle than to remember the last few numbers shown on the digital display.

    The Avia DVD also recommends the analogue one over the digital one.
    The analogue one is also cheaper.

    Get the analogue one!
     
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    I second that. Digital is useful for very stable and accurate sources, but analogue is far easier to read/use when you calibrate.
     
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