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Does anyone else think that perhaps a sticky linking users to correction tables for the Radio Shack SPL meter might be helpful? For example:

http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr...6&openflup&1&4

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

http://www.gti.net/wallin/audio/rsme...5/33-2055.html

http://www.etfacoustic.com/Software/RSAnalogueSPL.zip

http://www.audioc.com/library1/testcd/testcd.htm

http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...on-values.html

http://www.audioxpress.com/magsdirx/...a/koya2811.pdf

http://www.svsound.com/questions-faqs-rscomp.cfm
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I don't think a lot of people know about the correction factors so making it a sticky would be a good idea. SVS has a page on it, too:

http://www.svsound.com/questions-faqs-rscomp.cfm
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Yea sounds good. Correct information is good

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That qti.net link is very interesting. I had assumed that it was the mic that gave the meter its lousy response (lousy as far as calibrated mics go). Turns out it's mostly the electronics.

Still, so long as we compensate for the deficiencies, it's good enough for our uses in audio.

Note also that the 'Quick Tip' on the danmark.com web page refers to measuring loudspeaker response, NOT something that the typical audiophile uses his meter for. So ignore the Tip. When calibrating speaker levels or checking room response, the meter goes as close to your head in the primary listening position as you can get it. Point it up. It mounts on a standard camera tripod which makes the process a lot easier.

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Last week, I received a test CD from Rives Audio. It has 2 sets of 1/3 octave test tones recorded from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. One set is the standard set of test tones and the second set is "corrected" for the Radio Shack meter. I used the RS corrected tones to measure my system, and I got some confusing results. I then had the following e-mail exchange with "technical support" at Rives Audio:

"My center channel speaker appears to have severely reduced output above 10kHz, (down ~25 dB compared to the 80 dB reference). I moved one of my mains in front of the CC and hooked it to the CC cable. It too has limited output above 10 kHz, but not quite as severe, (down ~20 dB). However, it was also about 2 feet closer to the meter, which may explain the difference."

Response fro Rives Audio:

"Above 10k, the RS meter is not terribly reliable. I would not be too concerned with measurements above 10k."

Reply from me:

"The Test CD is billed as having a set of tracks that are specifically corrected for the Radio Shack SPL meter. If the Radio Shack meter is really that unreliable above 10k, maybe you should delete tracks 59, 60 and 61, and instead include an explanation that the meter is too unreliable to correct at those frequencies. It would keep people, (like me) from freaking out thinking that a tweeter is blown."

Response from Rives Audio:

"That's a reasonable idea, but people would then freak out and buy other Test CD's that had the full bandwidth."


According to the charts in the links in the original post, the RS meter is within +/- 1 dB from 10k to 20 kHz. So, who's right? I'm thinking that my meter is damaged. I sure HOPE its not my speakers!

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In the qti.net link the author refers to the digital meter being -3dB at 12 KHz, yet notes that the analog meter is better up top. -25 dB cannot be explained by meter foibles.

I think you should test it in free air - outside - at 1m and then (assuming the same result) worry about your electronics. If both speakers do it, it's not a blown tweeter.

Btw, since this is a sticky thread now, we should continue this elsewhere.

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Here's a free Excel spreadsheet with the comp values that you can download. Makes it quicker than doing by hand. Also a PDF version for those without Excel:

http://www.audioc.com/library1/testcd/testcd.htm

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When calibrating your Sub with SPL meter, Is it best to use the SPL in your primary seating location and point the SPL meter towards your sub?

OR is it better to measure with the SPL meter closer to the sub (if so, how close should you be to the sub?)

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Claude,

I've always heard to place it in the exact location that your ears would be in your primary setaing position, angled slightly forward.. maybe 20 to 30 degrees down from the ceiling towards the front of your room. Some people point it directly at the front of the room... others use 45 degrees.

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Here's a somewhat more anal version of the table, courtesy of Ilkka and apparently appropriate to TrueRTA:

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You could have just posted the link...

http://personal.inet.fi/private/ilkka/RSAnalogueSPL.txt

And yes, save that as a txt file and use as a mic correction file with TrueRTA.
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Originally posted by Iceblade
Claude,

I've always heard to place it in the exact location that your ears would be in your primary setaing position, angled slightly forward.. maybe 20 to 30 degrees down from the ceiling towards the front of your room. Some people point it directly at the front of the room... others use 45 degrees.

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Thanks for responding....I really appreciate the advice. My sub it positioned right behind my recylner. Would I still want it at my seating ear level position and pointed slightly towards the front as you mentioned?

I should have my SPL Meter tomorrow.

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Please take the setup questions to a non-sticky thread.

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According to the instructions on Avia and DVE test DVDs, point the meter straight UP (at your listening position(s) -- or between them. This is also what I have read on SVS and other sites.

This is also what the Pionner MCACC and other Auto-Calibration receivers also recommend.

Leaning the meter forward biases the meter readings falsely. The only time you want to point towards any speaker is if you are making "Near Field" measurements -- done outside (or in an anechioc chamber).

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ACI says to add 6.2 at 20Hz. The other ones say to add 7.5 at 20Hz. What gives?

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ACI says to add 6.2 at 20Hz. The other ones say to add 7.5 at 20Hz. What gives?

6.2dB's comes from the general c-weighting correction. 7.5dB's comes from one guy's measurements. I believe 6.2dB is more closer to the "truth".
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Would the Digital Radio Shack SPL Meter have the same correction table?
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Yes.
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Yes.

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Ed Mullen posted the correction factors for a B&K SPL meter in C-weighted mode:

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You can clearly round these off - the program simply calc'd them out to several significant digits.

Frequency C-Weight
10 -14.33259693
10.59463094 -13.52968703
11.22462048 -12.74595335
11.89207115 -11.98268094
12.5992105 -11.24113838
13.34839854 -10.52255777
14.14213562 -9.828113197
14.98307077 -9.158898305
15.87401052 -8.515903684
16.81792831 -7.899994991
17.81797436 -7.311892737
18.87748625 -6.752154684
20 -6.221161728
21.18926189 -5.719108023
22.44924097 -5.24599587
23.7841423 -4.801635653
25.198421 -4.38565084
26.69679708 -3.997487754
28.28427125 -3.6364296
29.96614154 -3.30161399
31.74802104 -2.992053117
33.63585661 -2.706655603
35.63594873 -2.444249093
37.75497251 -2.203602722
40 -1.983448665
42.37852377 -1.782502185
44.89848193 -1.599479687
47.5682846 -1.43311451
50.396842 -1.282170279
53.39359417 -1.145451828
56.56854249 -1.021813749
59.93228308 -0.910166743
63.49604208 -0.809481987
67.27171322 -0.718793751
71.27189745 -0.63720053
75.50994501 -0.563864932
80 -0.498012574
84.75704755 -0.438930194
89.79696386 -0.385963182
95.1365692 -0.338512687
100.793684 -0.296032457
106.7871883 -0.258025523
113.137085 -0.224040813
119.8645662 -0.193669799
126.9920842 -0.1665432
134.5434264 -0.142327811
142.5437949 -0.12072348
151.01989 -0.101460247
160 -0.08429567
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Has anyone looked through all of youngho's nice links and noted what the unit-to-unit variation is for the RS meter?

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I didn't see one.

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I looked; they all seem to be pretty much the same.

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Sorry if this has been asked before but what frequency are the internal test tones at on a THX certified receiver? I currently have mine set up where the SPL meter bounces between 75-78dB.

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Pink noise, which is a mix of many frequencies. And the THX certification has nothing to do with it (or much else).

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Here's the new site (Eric Wallin's RS meter mods).

And here is a discussion of the mods with some interesting related notes.
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Thanks for the update, heading out in an hour to get an anolog meter.

One question, if I get 'it', the correction talk, (and I may not), I can either use the stock unit and apply the correction values published in various places, "OR", change out the caps. as discussed in the Wallin meter mod.

I shouldn't do both - correct???

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Are the correction factors the same for the digital version of the Radio Shack SPL meter?
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No, especially below about 150 Hz. Nor is the new analog meter (new after the question was originally posted) the same as the old, although the digital and new analog meters are quite similar. See page 3 of this thread for new data.

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