I want to recalibrate my speakers, since I'm not very happy with what audyssey automatic setup did
. So I need to set all my speakers @ 75 decibels. The big problem is, that I don't have a decibel meter
. I don't want to buy an expensive decibel meter, just to use once. So I was thinking if I could use the audyssey microphone that came with my onkyo to measure 75decibels. I've searched a bit on the internet and I found this: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1328136/measurement-mic-shootout-emm-6-wm-61a-rs-33-2055-audyssey
And there they say the audyssey microphone does a good job
. So I want to plug the microphone in my laptop microphone input and start to measure
. I've downloaded this software: http://www.orban.com/meter/
The Meters-screen looks like this:https://dl.dropbox.com/u/64092960/meters.jpg
and the Settings screen looks like this: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/64092960/settings.jpg
But don't know where I can how much decibels there are at the moment
. Can anyone help me with this?
I can set the
Meter scale: relative-absolute
Meter range: EBU+9 or EBU+18
ITU BS.1770 type to : BS.1770-1 or BS.1770-2
and the attack time: 5ms or 10ms
Can somebody tell me where I can read the current decibels ? And if this is good software to use, Is there better I should use?
Is this a good idea to calibrate my speakers like this? Or is it worth to spend extra cash to an expansive decibel meter I will only use once...?
Can I use c weight with this microphone and laptop? I see it all over the internet to use c weight :@
Thanks in advance