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SPL meter...Cheapest price

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by fire boy, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. fire boy

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    Hi guys
    I just borrowed an SPL meter to help calibrate my system Wow what a difference!!! :thumbsup:

    I now want one of my own but after searching the net I can't see any cheaper than £55. :thumbsdow

    Can anyone tell me if and where I can get one cheaper or better still a power buy on this Forum?!

    Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Yes I ordered one from Nick Sheppard last week at the £24.99. Arrived the next day. No delivery charge - Excellent.
     
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    Any idea of the frequency range please ?

    I'd like one that I could setup my Sub with also.

    Thanks, Mark.
     
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    How easy are these to use where do you place them etc:confused: would it be best to get the one for £24.99 or the one for £39.99 from nicksheppard. Any advice would be appreciated. :)
     
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    The owner's manual states that the meter measures uniformly over the frequency range of 32 - 10,000Hz (C weighting). It would be useful for a sub but not if you really wanted to measure the lowest frequencies. There is a correction table for the RadioShack meter on the forum but I don't know if it applies to the newer meter (which I think this is).

    To use the meter to set up your system you simply locate it at your listening position at ear height. The meter has a tripod adapter for "hands-free" operation.

    Most people recommend the cheaper analogue meter as it is easier to read in this application.

    BR
    David
     
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    I ordered an SPL meter at £24.99 :) from Nick Sheppard yesterday, it's already arrived !!! :D brilliant service, thanks Nick :thumbsup:
     
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    me to,ist class service!!
     
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    Mark/Gary, how easy is it to use and has it made a noticable difference?
    thanks, Owen.
     
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    Ebay- got one for £12
     
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    Its fairly straightforward just follow the instructions, or search via www.homecinemachoice.com there is advice on how to use them. It really does make a difference :thumbsup: well worth £24.99 inc postage from nick sheppard:thumbsup:
     
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    found a new shop called technology factory who stock the radioshack range and they do the digital spl for £39.99 and the analogue for £29.99 afaik there are shops in stourbridge and worcester www.ttfl.co.uk might be a bit more than online but atleast u can go in and have look first
     
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    corrections for the analog radio shack meter can be found here

    http://www.danmarx.org/audioinnovation/rsmeter.html

    suspect this will work with any of the anlog versions but cant say for sure if they have changed the actual componets in newer versions.
     
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    What you think about the digital models that can be found at a good price on Ebay?
     
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    It seems to tick all of the right boxes for basic calibration purposes. :)
     

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