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Calibrating a Marantz SR7500 - MRAC vs SPL
I recently bought a used Marantz SR7500. It was a great deal, but didn't come with the MRAC MC-10 microphone. As far as I understand MRAC on this model, it only sets speaker levels, right? I have a 5.1 setup installed and so far have just adjusted levels by ear.
Am I better off buying an SPL meter, or a microphone for MRAC? Is there a reason why I should buy both, or would the SPL meter only confirm (hopefully) the setup obtained via MRAC?
Is any SPL meter I find on Amazon going to do the job, or are there certain models to look for or avoid?
The MC-10 microphone looks like a hockey puck on a string. Newer Audyssey microphones look like towers, but based on photos it seems like they have the same plug on the end. I haven't confirmed that though. Will any Audyssey microphone work for MRAC or do I need to spend more to get the MC-10?