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Is my sound level meter broke?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by Sab, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. Sab

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    I have a digital sound level meter from Maplin but I think it might be broken. I tried to calibrate the sound but the meter did not hit 72db until I cranked up the sound on my Rotel 1098 processor to the max. Surely there is something wrong?

    Do I need to turn the master volume much higher or is the SPL broke? Would you advise me to buy an analogue SPL?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    75db from a test signal is fairly high normally. Does the sound meter seem to work OK if you talk when it's a meter or so away from you mouth ?

    Your processor should not need to be at max however. How are you generating the test tones ? i.e. built in from the Rotel or from a test disc i.e.Avia ?

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    slingshot - it is ok now. I just changed the gain on my Inegrated stereo amp Arcam FMJ A22 and then raised master voulme on the processor. Then everything was calibrated and sounded even better than the last time I calibrated the audio channels.


    Must be my lucky day!
     

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