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i've been reading that ez set doesn't work well and it's better to use an spl meter to calibrate. other than measuring output right at the speakers, how exactly do i use it to calibrate the speakers from a listening position. (i don't have one yet so are there instructions that come with it?) does it emit a test tone like ez set? your help is appreciated, THANKS
 

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You can buy one at Radio Shack. I heard they discontinued the analog version, but even if that is true, they'll have the digital one for sure and it will work.


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Radio Shack has a newer version of an analog sound level meter on

their web site.
 

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sks123,


EZ set on my HK7200 was wildly innaccurate in my setup. The spl meter on my HK remote wasn't much help either, I could actually hear changes being made that the remote never picked up. I do use Avia myself for complete setup including powered sub.


You don't need to have Avia to get a better adjustment than EZset. Simply

adjust your 7 channels to the same levels with your test tones on your receiver with an SPL meter. I found this much more balanced than EZset gave me, then when I had time to run all tracks of Avia, I got a truly accurate system balance.


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...whats different about the new model.....


I have an older typer RS analog meter.


The only thing different that I can tell is the shape/design of it is a

little different. The selector knob looks different. But it seems performance

wise to be the same parameters on the knob and meter.


I'm glad I got mine, my 5.1 speaker levels were off just using my hearing

as a guide. I have the same 4 speakers for L/R fronts and surrounds,

but the levels were different using the meter because of my seating

position and my surrounds are up higher than my mains. also my center

is a higher efficiency Cerwin Vega and using the meter I had to back down

on the level more than original.


It has made a positive improvement for my system, I enjoy it more!


Now I play with it to see what concert level sounds like it my home

+100 to 110db. TOO LOUD.


Hope this helps
 
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