Sound Level Meter

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by The Foot, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. The Foot

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    I have 5.1 speaker system connected to Pioneer VSX D811s and have tried to set this up as best as I can.

    But would it greatly improve things and would I notice the benefit if I bought a sound level meter?

    If you think this would help can anyone recommend one?

    I don't want to spend a fortune on something that I am probably only going to use occassionally.

    Thanks.
     
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    You should be able to find analogue ones quite cheaply from Maplins.

    Or you could get this digital one from Cornwall Electronics :smashin:
     
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    Save yourself a tenner and get the analogue one Also at cornwall .
    You will probbally find that your levels are set wrong mainly the center and rears.If it wil make it sound any better only you can tell, still a usefull tool to have.
     
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    Thanks Bob,

    I note you have a Mission centre speaker and the 7d's. I have 701's at the front and have today just replaced my cheap Gale centre with the M7c1 which Mission advise me is the best tonal match but which I have still to set up.

    For my rears though i have 700's (which used to be my front speakers).

    Ami right in thinking the 7d's are the flattish speakers and would these be better for my rears?
     
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    The 7ds are the flattish speakers you are thinking of ,they are bipole speakers which have 2 sets of speakers which fire the sound in two diferent directions to give a more descrete sound.As to being better than the 700's only you could tell that ,at the end of the day its down to personal prefence of the two types of speaker.
     

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