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Sound pressure meter

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Chewbacca, Jan 6, 2003.

  1. Chewbacca

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    Hello

    I have just purchased a Sound presure meter.

    I am unsure what my 5.1 equipment should be set at?

    Would somebody put me on the right track please as this piece of equipment is new to me.

    :)
     
  2. Jase

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    Hi

    If you are using the Internal Test Tones then set all channels to 75db including the sub. Use the meter set to C-Weighting, SLOW Response.

    Either point the meter straight up whilst at your listening position or have it pointing forward at around 45 degrees (towards a point above the centre speaker, as it were).
     
  3. Chewbacca

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    Thank's very much for the help Jase.
     
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    and as you can get 75dB either by setting to 80 (-5) or 70(+5) , you should use 70, and calibrate to +5.

    Probably best to do the left/right main speakers first, as you often only get volume adjustments on centre and rears. I had to use the balance control to get the left/right the same and 75dB, then leave the volume alone and use the receiver's adjustments to get centre and rears to the same (and sub)
     
  5. Chewbacca

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    Thank's Richard I will be having a mess around tonight.
    I will let You both know how I get on:)
     
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    Hi Chewy,

    So how did you get on then? I got my meter today (yippee!!!) and will be attempting to use it over the weekend......


    Regdz
     

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