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SPL query...

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Mr Cat, Oct 24, 2003.

  1. Mr Cat

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    Hi Folks - not sure if this is the best place to out this thread, but here goes...

    Yesterday I received a new SPL meter from Cornwall Electronics...
    I had a quick test last night (I say quick as I've a mate from Cyprus over...) using various settings but the pointer never even moved...the new batterys work too!

    any tips?
    I had the volume level on my amp set around - -50-60dbs...


    cheers!
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    Not sure what meter you have but most I've seen have a dial or something to select sensitivity.

    i.e. 70-80db, 80-90db and so on. If this is too high i.e. measuring above 100db it may not move.

    Hope this makes sense.
     
  3. Mr Cat

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    Hi, it's the Tandy one (radio shack)...I've tried setting it on all the levels...and still zilch!
     
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    The Tandy one I have (analogue) is sometimes flaky setting the db range, a bit of wobbling the dial around sorts it.

    Other than that I can only suggest you send it back.

    Cheers

    Slingshot
     
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    Set it at any of the ranges between 60Db and 80Db and talk into it. If there is still no movement of the needle it is either kaput or the battery is faulty.
     
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    sorry for asking another question in someone else's thread - but maybe you can help me on a similar topic?

    I was interested in purchasing an SPL, but can someone tell me briefly how to use it...

    Ta
     
  7. Mr Cat

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    OI, bugger off and start your own thread...!

    only joking!!!
    I dare say I'll be asking that once I've got the damn thing working...but I have got the AViA Calibration DVD, so I probably check that out too...
     
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    On the drop down list at the top (AV resources), select AV FAQ and if you list all the FAQ's there's one there about using a SPL meter.

    Hope that helps.

    Slingshot
     
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    ta, have printed it out!
    just wondering if there'll be any improvement over the sound I have now... hmmm
     

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