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I'm wanting to get a digital sound meter,any good cheap ones?

Also the point is to help balance the sound output of my 5.1,is 75db for each speaker correct?Never done anything like this so advice very much appreciated:)

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Have a look age1:t87:t88:t89:t90" target="_blank">http://www.digital-meters.com/sound-c6?gclid=CImKltL_gLYCFcLHtAodczQAKw#sticking out tongueage1:t87:t88:t89:t90

The Digital RS meter I used to use is no longer available, I recently purchased one from the company in the link, excellent service and quick delivery.

Just click the link, it is working but does not post correctly. I have filtered it to the type I believe you need.

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Thanks for the sugestions guys:)

 

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I have no idea whether this is of any use, but if you have an iphone, type sound meter into the app store, there is a choice of free apps

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I have an ipad2 woodster,would i be able to get the app on this?

Gonna have a look.... beauty, eh

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I think the point here is

I think the point here is that you need a microphone on your device, which the iPhone has.Does the ipad have that?

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Accuracy? U will need a decent meter for any 'serious' eq measurements. Free software is available thru a laptop. Free app ok I guess for basic confirmation of levels thru ipad

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I'm installing Decibel 10th on the ipad....if its no good then it doesnt matter as it was free.

The ipad should have a mic,music can be played and i think voices recorded.

Edit:Nah thats no good,it doesnt actualy measure sound! Trying another spl meter...this one 69p so better be good.... ohhh sure

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GSB wrote:

I'm installing Decibel 10th on the ipad....if its no good then it doesnt matter as it was free.

The ipad should have a mic,music can be played and i think voices recorded.

Edit:Nah thats no good,it doesnt actualy measure sound! Trying another spl meter...this one 69p so better be good.... ohhh sure

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Do not bother with the apps, they are not accurate enough for what you want.

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TBH i'm not wasting £30+ untill i understand the process.I used the 69p app and with a pink noise tone(from pink floyd's pulse dvd) turned the sound up to 0....the front L/R speakers peaked at 79db,the center at 86,the rears at 78 and the sub at 72db.Now to reach 85db i guess thats were triming comes in,correct?Smile

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Use the test tone built into the amp, send the tone to each speaker seperately by manually changing the output from the amp menu.

Usually the output to achieve is 75 dB, if using a SPL meter this would be pointing upwards, not directly at the speaker and at ear height.

Setting on the SPL meter should be C weighting and slow response.

 

Set the volume control to 0 before performing the test.

£30.00 + would be money well spent, considering the equipment you now have. Smile

 

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What i'm trying to achieve is to balance the 5.1 from the analogues(105),by passing the avr,hence why i used pink noise from a disk,as per the oppo instruction manual.

I probably will get one at some point,but for now my integrated amp fund is staying un-touched... rolling on the floor laughing

Off to visit Audio Republic in Leeds tomorow beauty, eh

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GSB wrote:

What i'm trying to achieve is to balance the 5.1 from the analogues(105),by passing the avr,hence why i used pink noise from a disk,as per the oppo instruction manual.

I probably will get one at some point,but for now my integrated amp fund is staying un-touched... rolling on the floor laughing

Off to visit Audio Republic in Leeds tomorow beauty, eh

OK, you didn't state this at the begining.

Not got round to setting my multichannel analogue up yet.

Enjoy your demo.

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You must, with the scene settings on my avr i'm able to do a side by side comparoson...the sq i get is far superior than that over HDMI:)

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GSB wrote:

 

Off to visit Audio Republic in Leeds tomorow beauty, eh

How did it go.

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