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Old 12-09-2013, 09:29 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm looking into getting a sound meter. What SPL meters do you guys recommend? I would like something that provides weighted averages if possible.
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The forum standard is the Radio Shack digital sound meter. I have and have used the Radio Shack sound meter for over ten years.

This is the one I use and love.

The only shortcoming is, the backlight will only stay on five seconds and you can't change the timer as we watch movies in the dark.

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If you have an iPhone, iPad, or Android device, you could also look into buying a calibrated mic and using an app like Audio Tool. The key is to use a mic that has a calibration file, which you load into the app. Dayton makes one, the iMM-6, that is very economical yet accurate.

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Old 12-09-2013, 12:18 PM - Thread Starter
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Can the mic be used with REW and a laptop also?

Two birds with one stone would be great.
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If you get a USB microphone, the microphone marries up to the laptop and REW nicely.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:22 PM - Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input guys. I'll look into all three options. Standalone, mic input, and USB.
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I bought this one at my local Radio Shack as it was between this or an analog model.


http://www.amazon.com/Radio-Shack-Digital-Sound-Level/dp/B000A1EHGW


I also have a Dayton Omni mic, which thanks to Archara for tipping me off to it in the AVS classifieds.

http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-omnimic-v2-precision-measurement-system--390-792
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