Went to use my Radio Shack Digital SPL Meter
the other day, and it had crapped out on me. That was my trusty standby and I was counting on using it to calibrate my Smart Phone SPL App
, which I haven't chosen yet. I will fiddle with the Radio Shack
some more to see if I can wake it up, but I'm not holding much hope. And yes, but battery is both good and new, and the battery terminals are clean. No obvious wire breaks.
The nice thing about the Radio Shack Digital Meters i
s that they had a wide frequency range, and were pretty accurate for the roughly $25 they cost (years ago).
I would like a new meter in the roughly $25 range, but I'm not holding out much hope. I could perhaps ...maybe... go to approx $50.
If found this one -
VLIKE = Amazon Choice
A bit rich, but if it works, it might be OK.
There are no shortage of SPL Meters on Amazon, but the underlying question is, which one do I trust?
I'm not sure.
I would like A and C weight, Fast and Slow response,
and ideally, though not likely, 30hz to 10khz response.
It would also be a bonus if it had Peak Hold for measuring fast impulses, though that may not be absolutely necessary.
And while we are at it, does anyone know of a good SPL App for Android?
One that's not going to rob all my data, and drown me in advertising, or sell my Phone Number to every scammer in the world.
I know this gets discussed often, but I thought I would start a new thread as the market is always changing.