Question Sound meter

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  1. walters123

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    Could anyone recommended a sound meter to help me set my speakers to the best possible setting.I've got a lg bh9540tw.
     
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    I downloaded splnfft app which is i think is £2.99 and spl meter for ios which work fine. I did alot of research / read reviews and there is very little difference to the standard spl meter and the apps. Of course if you buy a proper ie expesive spl meter then that will top the apps. My room is 5m * 3m and these apps work fine to my ears anyhow
     
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    I believe a popular method is to use a microphone, ideally this one...

    http://www.minidsp.com/products/acoustic-measurement/umik-1

    ...which works well with REW...

    http://www.minidsp.com/applications/acoustic-measurements/umik-1-setup-with-rew


    I have the UMIK-1 but my A/V receivers EQ options isn't good enough to apply REW recommended settings, so I use TrueRTA...

    https://www.trueaudio.com/rta_abt1.htm

    ...to get a general setting. However I'm just about to use my SL5868P Sound Level Meter to fine tune the bass settings. I bought the SL5868P as it has A,C, and Z/Flat weighting options, a great accuracy rate, and measures up to 12Khz whereas most only go up to 8Khz.

    I'm by no means experienced in audio calibration, but this is the route I've ended up going down.
     

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