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"How to Use SPL meter" guide

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by jonan73, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. jonan73

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    Hi!
    OK, finally ordered my analog SPL meter, which arrived yesterday to my place in Switzerland :)
    Have you any recommandation on how to use it? (Fast/Slow)? Positionning? i read once that it was supposed to be pointed at the speaker and another site says it has to be pointed upward...
    Thanks for your input!

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    The first thing is the weighting should be 'c', and set on slow. When I used mine I =positioned it where I sit. Then had the meter at ear level pointing towards the ceiling.

    Can't remember where I got this info from now, but I did hear different views and I settled for this method myself.

    I hope this helps.
     
  3. MarkE19

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    There is a 'sticky thread' in the Subwoofer forum that gives good advise on useing an SPL meter. Click Here to have a look.

    Mark.
     
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    I wish there was a guide, still :(
    Have a great week-end!

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    Use the 'Click Here' on MarkE19's reply, else try the following which is the same link.

    SPL Meter Guide
     
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    Thats a guide for a sub via a bfd no?

    Hi Jonan,

    Ok all you have to do is set the SPL to slow response and C wieghting,then make sure the dial on the SPL is set to 70db and position/hold the SPL roughly where your ears are and tilt slightly upwards towards the ceiling.Now set your amps volume to 0db(this will be your refrence level) and start your speaker test tones.Now all you need to do is make sure that each channel reads 75db on the SPL by adjusting your channels +/- db settings via your amp and thats it! :thumbsup:
     
  7. MarkE19

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    Yes, it is for setting up a sub with a BFD, but the instructions on useing the SPL are the same for the other speakers as well as a sub.

    Mark.
     
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    It's generally recognised that the meter should be positioned perpindicular to the speaker.
     

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