Originally Posted by USAFChief
Using a "standard" correction chart (Radio Shacks or one developed for the Aperion meter) will yield unique results for each unique meter. An accurate correction chart would need to be married to an individual meter to be used with any confidence.
I feel the most important aspect is repeatability...ensuring each channel is level with the other. Either meter will do that without the use of correction charts. It's not so important a .5 db error from a 85db reading...what's important is all speakers have the same output level with the same input. You're seeking balance, not so much a specific level.
The sub is going to be a bit more challenging, even with a correction chart, considering room nodes/acoustics/etc.
Exactly, it doesn't really matter whether what the meter is reading is accurate but only that when the meter pegs to zero for each speaker that the reading represents the same level of dB. So even if it's really 85 dB when the meter says it's 80, as long as it says 80 every time it receives an 85 dB tone it is working properly for the purposes of calibration.
In other words, you are calibrating the relative volumes of the speakers with respect to one another.
In any event, if you want to use a chart then the Radio Shack one works just fine.
Originally Posted by mistaforty
Any plans for a wireless outdoor solution ala zona/aris/HAL? If im reading correctly i need a powered speaker outside to use HAL (which the outdoor intimus are not) and im guessing the zona and aris are not suitable for outdoors. Id love to just hang a set of intimus outside and then be able to stream to them from the existing whole house system instead of pulling wires from the closet to the speakers and/or a new keypad.
It's certainly an idea that is kicking around Aperion HQ, but when and if it will happen I honestly don't know. I will say that you could temporarily take the Zona speakers outside with you if you have access to AC power, I just wouldn't leave them outdoors unattended or expose them to rain.
Originally Posted by SQAudiophile
After waiting more than a month, I had to refuse my VGT (Cherry) delivery today due to water damage on the exterior of the boxes. Too much of a gamble with FedEx if something was wrong inside. Driver wouldn't let us open the boxes without signing for them. Remember, sign when they are fine...period.
What's another month for the next batch?! My center channel is already lonely.
Sorry to about that, I probably would have checked them out, you never know you might have gotten lucky and the speakers might have been OK. Since they are insured through FedEx they would still have to honor a claim from us even after you opened them.
But I'm glad to hear Oliver is taking care of you, thanks for your patience!