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denon 3802, sound level meter.

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by beavis2ooo, Aug 8, 2004.

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  1. beavis2ooo

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    Hi there, could anyone please tell if it is worthwhile investing in a sound level meter?, and if so where could i buy one from?. Manyn thanks.
     
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    Yes it is well worth getting a sound level meter. This adjusts the speakers so that the sound pressure in all the speakers is the same and I believe it produces a more realistic sound.

    Set sound level meter to slow and weighting C.Adjust via test tones so that all the speakers reach 75 DB.

    You can buy a DIGITAL sound pressure meter from Maplin for £50. Analogue version is also available but I would go for the digital version.
     
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    analogue unit is more reliable and used by DVE and AVIA Cornwall electronics £25 have a search
     
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    Keene have got the Radio Shack analogue ones back in for £25, I'll be ordering mine next week.

    Keene

    Do a search for item no SLM2050
     
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    why do u think the analogue is better??i also want to buy one & i have analouge & digital also from radioshack & i don't know what's better to get??
     
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    well digital looks accurate but is no more accuarate than analogue, its twice the price for digital and almost all calibration discs have analogue model in them.
     
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    I've just bought the analogue Radio Shack from Keene, £27.49 inc P&P; arrived next day. The digital one is £40 exc P&P. The analogue display is marked in dB but you can easily estimate to a higher resolution, 0.5 dB say. AFAIK the digital one displays only whole dBs, so you are stuck with that.

    BTW these meters do not have a flat response down to subsonic; however, the correction factors are well established.
     
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    Nobody's sure how the old correction factors apply to the new meter.

    I think analogue is better as it's a bit easier to spot the trend. Same as digital speedos in a car aren't as helpful as an analogue dial.
     
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    Thanks for the info, useful & much appreciated.
     

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