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Correct way to use sound pressure meter

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by Steve1138, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. Steve1138

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    I bought a Radio Shack SPL last year to set up my surround system
    (7.1, now with Lexicon MC-1)
    Lexicon manual says set it to "C" weighting and "Slow responce" and balance the channels to 75 dB
    No problem with all that...

    Originally I was pointing the meter (from seating position) directly towards each speaker in turn, and adjusting the output level to that speaker.

    A friend just told me you should just hold it vertically (in the seating position of course) rather than point it at each speaker...

    ...anyone know what's right ?

    cheers
    Steve
     
  2. lynx

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    I believe the correct method is to have the meter perpindicular to the speaker.
     
  3. Gary Lightfoot

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    facing straight up in the seating position (or middle area of seats), and make sure you're not between it and the speaker when testing.

    Gary.
     

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