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Speaker Set-Up/ SPL meter

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by MalcT, Nov 14, 2002.

  1. MalcT

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    Can anyone point me in the direction of a user-friendly article which explains how to set-up your amp/ speakers using a SPL meter. I have an analogue "Radio Shack" SPL meter.

    Cheers in advance.
     
  2. juboy

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    Sit in your usual listening seat, pick a set volume level on the amp to establish your 'reference' (usually '0' or lower - I use '-10db') hold up the SPL meter towards the screen at head height and adjust each speaker level to reach 75db against Avia's test tones or 85db against Video Essentials test tones.

    Job done :)
     
  3. MalcT

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    Call me thick, but ..........

    I am using a Sony 1080 amp.
    Where/ How do I get Avia or VE test tones?
    :confused:
     
  4. juboy

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    Avia and Video Essentials are third party demo/test DVDs, which are highly useful if not essential when setting up your kit.

    Do a search on either and you'll find many e-tailers will provide you with a copy, as long as you provide a donation ;)
     
  5. Jase

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    Just a small correction. Its the other way round. 85db for AVIA and 75db for Video Essentials or the amps internal test tones with the volume set at 0db for reference.
     
  6. juboy

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    I always get it the wrong way round :blush:
     

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