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Sound Pressure Meters

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Queen of Hearts, Mar 16, 2003.

  1. Queen of Hearts

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    Just wondering how many people here actually bought one to aid in the setting up of there home cinemas systems!
    Just seems to be quite an expensive luxury for the number of times you would expect to use it:confused:
     
  2. nathan_silly

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    When you've got a pretty good system, what's £25?


    If a mate is also into AV, go halves.
     
  3. Mock Turtle

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    How about renting it out at £5 per time. You'd soon get your money back that way.
     
  4. Gryphon

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    I have four friends who are interested in av so we split the costs four ways. ;)


    *I don't want to rush this haircut decision. Give me a day or two to mullet over*. :D
     
  5. nathan_silly

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    Who borrows it on a Sunday though? And in Febuary 28th ? And on a leap year?? (Simpsons ref) :D
     
  6. MuFu

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    Eight beers and a pack of fags. :D

    MuFu.
     
  7. Cheshire Cat

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    I disagree - I've used mine loads of times due to continual upgrading.
     
  8. Gryphon

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    They are also handy to have to keep an eye on the neighbours volume levels, if they have an av system, think it's about 35db? Then if they go over that level you can grass them up to the enviroment. ;)

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  9. bob1

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    If i had one i'd use it everyday
     
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    Very handy.It's an indespensible tool.
     
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    I bought one because I managed to get it from Tandy Aus for about £16 before they put the price up.
    And even with my budget system it has made a difference.

    It might seem like a lot, and you'd need to partner it with a setup DVD (Avia, Ultimate DVD etc) but its the sort of thing you can keep forever and each upgrade your system will need recalibrating.

    IMHO a useful tool to have.
     
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    I recently bought one (split the cost with my mate next door, so was only a tenner :) ) and it's a great toy - lots of fun playing around with it. Incidentally I didn't have to alter the levels of my speakers much at all to get them nicely level-matched, which I'm quite proud of. :) But it gives peace of mind (now I *know* my speakers are set right) and will always come in handy whenever I upgrade.

    Cheers,

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  13. Stone Free

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    What is the best type to get Analogue or Digital, and which brands ?

    And are the "Radio Shack SPL Meter Correction Values" valid for all brands ?
     
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    Analogue is the way to go as the way to go but I don't know about the correction values.

    We have a large family all into home theatre so play pass the SPL meter quite frequently
     
  15. Jonathan West

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    Why do you need the setup DVD? Surely the test tone on the AV amp is all you need? These setup DVDs are also pretty pricey (even more than a meter!!!).
     
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    Why is analogue the best way to go ?
     
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    Probably just because it's cheaper.
     
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    AVIA discs are £25 from Powerbuy Forum so Can i ask Where can you meters from for less than that.
    Where did you get one for £20??? I love to know.
     
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    Oh, I bought it locally from someone advertising it second hand on ed.general (local Edinburgh usenet group). Local newsgroups are very handy for selling kit, and for picking up the occasional bargain. :)

    Cheers,

    Dunc
     

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