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Forum contact for SPL meter ?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Ray, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. Ray

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    Hi,

    I know I have come across threads before which recommended getting a reasonably cheap SPL meter from a partricular forum member/sponsor. Well I've been searching for ages now and just cannot find a reference to him (probably not using quite the right search term).

    Does anyone have a name/contact for this guy before I turn to Keene electronics ?

    Thanks

    Ray
     
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    Cheers - that's exactly the thread and name I was looking for. Why couldn't I find it !

    Thanks

    Ray :thumbsup:
     
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    I had been meaning to get one of these for ages. Ordered yest, arrived today.

    Fish
     
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    Wannabe-THX :hiya:

    Also a RTA real time analyzer will be needed to set-up the home cinema; if your AV receiver has pre-outputs on it use them. :thumbsup:

    Along with five stereo amplifiers and graphic equalizers for the left centre right Sub bass LFE side surrounds and centre back surround, and; if you what to install upper centre channel using a simple Dolby pro-logic processor and re-plugging the front main?

    This is very simple and very effective too sending sound information from the phantom main and sending to another centre channel placed above the existing one; as used in IMAX cinemas the voice of god? :thumbsup:

    So there are lots of ways to add on and maximise the home cinemas performance; if some of that was just a little too much for taking please send reply… :)

    For one using the RTA and a microphone; therefore you will see what’s called the room modes and the SPL meter will not show that information; so use the SPL and a RTA go for it and good luck to you… :thumbsup:

    Former cinema projectionist. :)

    Ashley…
     
  6. Wannabe-THX

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    Ashley, not really sure what you're going on about. If I was setting up a proper cinema, instead of a little home setup, I would get these items, but I I am not I think I will pass.

    Thanks
    Fish
     
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    Fish,

    Ashley's reply has gone over my head! A cheap SPL meter will get your speakers' levels more or less right. RTA (real time analyser) takes the calibration process up several gears - sorts out the effects that the room is having on the sound quality - and the SPL meter in my analyser is a tad more accurate than in a 30 quid meter! Not knocking a 30 quid meter, they do the business, but a 2,000 quid one just does it better!
     

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