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post #31 of 36 Old 04-16-2012, 07:37 AM
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I got the digital SPL meter from Radio Shack. It worked wonders for my system. Far better than YPAO.

Here's exactly what I did (first time EVER touching a SPL meter let alone using one)...

1. Set it to C-Weighing
2. 70db on the dial
3. Sat in my main LP and placed it on my thigh (best I could do)
4. Started my test tones on my Yamaha AVR
5. Turned my Volume to 0 db
6. Adjusted all my speakers till it read 75 db on the meter.

Completely different from what YPAO had set it, especially the Sub. I am going to try again mounting the SPL meter to a tripod of some sort and see if I get a difference. I did have a 1-2 db difference when I held the meter straight up as opposed to pointed towards the front.

One of the best 50 bucks Ive spent.

Yes it can be great but you do want it at ear level as that will affect the readings as you know.

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Yes it can be great but you do want it at ear level as that will affect the readings as you know.

I know. I am going to try that again when the family is out of the house.
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Do I need some thing with fast/slow settings? Or high , low settings??
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Do I need some thing with fast/slow settings? Or high , low settings??

Also,
Should I look at a cem mini spl $26
Or $39 gsi ght850?
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Would someone mind posting the advantages of the Galaxy meter versus the Radio shack?
I am just curious if it would be worth it to have a Galaxy shipped to me, versus just stopping by a local RS to pick up one of their meters.
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Would someone mind posting the advantages of the Galaxy meter versus the Radio shack?
I am just curious if it would be worth it to have a Galaxy shipped to me, versus just stopping by a local RS to pick up one of their meters.

Radio shack doesn't sell the analog anymore.
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