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#227919 - 10/31/08 06:17 PM I got me an SPL meter
Graeme L Offline
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Hello everyone \:\)

Well my new toy finally turned up yesterday, I was dreading trying to figure out how to use it, this old brain has lost a few cells over the years and doesn't work as well as it used too. I found a site that have a fairly detailed page on how to setup your speakers and use the SPL.

Then last night I thought I would chill out and watch "Roger Waters Live in the Flesh". To my surprise there is an AV setup option on the DVD that steps you through the process of using an SPL and includes an on screen display with Pink Noise.

I don't know how good it is as I haven't read through it yet, but I am going to have a go at it today. No doubt there will be a barrage of questions, so prepare yourselves \:\)

And by the way, if anyone hear likes Pink Floyd check out the above DVD, I really enjoyed it.

Graeme


Edited by Graeme L (10/31/08 06:20 PM)

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#227931 - 10/31/08 07:16 PM Re: I got me an SPL meter [Re: Graeme L]
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Bring it on Graeme. (though I suspect you'll have it pretty-well mastered in short order).
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#227962 - 11/01/08 01:13 AM Re: I got me an SPL meter [Re: myrison]
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Have seen them twice in outdoor concerts, minus Roger. \:\( Always a huge fan.
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#227970 - 11/01/08 03:18 AM Re: I got me an SPL meter [Re: SirQuack]
Graeme L Offline
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 Originally Posted By: sirquack
Have seen them twice in outdoor concerts, minus Roger. \:\( Always a huge fan.


I watched a DVD of Pink Floyd without Roger and they truly sucked. I feel David Gilmore just hasn't got what it takes. The rest of them were absolutely shocking.

Anyway I managed to set my speakers to the same levels, it was pretty easy really.

The one thing that is bothering me though, the first time I watched the DVD(Waters in the Flesh) it didn't play in surround, Even though I selected 5.1 from the DVD menu.\

After I finished setting up my speakers I put the DVD on again to watch it and it still does the same thing.
I can faintly hear sound from the rears, but it's like it's only playing the front three channels. The AV displays Dolby Digital and shows all speakers and the sub.

It muast be the DVD, I have not had time to try another DVD, but I know everything was fine before I watched this one.

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#227972 - 11/01/08 04:36 AM Re: I got me an SPL meter [Re: Graeme L]
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It sounds like the DVD just didn't get much of a surround effect put on it. For an outstanding music DVD, try one of the Eagles offerings. I have the Farewell Tour from Melbourne and it is a great DVD to show off the surrounds, sub, the entire sytem.
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#227984 - 11/01/08 10:37 AM Re: I got me an SPL meter [Re: jakewash]
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Sometimes I like some of Denon's built in special options like 5 or 7 stereo mode, that will bring out those surrounds. \:\)
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#227987 - 11/01/08 11:16 AM Re: I got me an SPL meter [Re: SirQuack]
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Me too Randy, 7-channel surround is occasionally a nice change from the more subtle mixes. I also watch a lot of sports in 7-channel surround when the signal is not broadcast in 5.1.

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#228018 - 11/01/08 06:37 PM Re: I got me an SPL meter [Re: jakewash]
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 Originally Posted By: jakewash
It sounds like the DVD just didn't get much of a surround effect put on it. For an outstanding music DVD, try one of the Eagles offerings. I have the Farewell Tour from Melbourne and it is a great DVD to show off the surrounds, sub, the entire sytem.


I have the Eagles "Hell Freezes Over" and their "Farewell Tour"

They are brilliant for showcasing surround sound.

I really like Pink Floyd and was looking forward to watching it in all the surround sound glory, but it was very disappointing.
While the concert itself was excellent the sound was just not there. At first I thought I had done something wrong with the settings but it is just the DVD \:\(

In regards to the SPL, this is how I used it...

I mounted it to my tripod and placed it on the chair I sit in, Switched it to C Weighted and Slow.
I then started the DVD, which has an AV setup with pink noise. I had the SPL facing the center speaker and starting with the left speaker I set the volume to 80db according to the SPL, then I went to every other speaker and changed the level setting on the AV until they were all around 80db.
The AV setup said to have the Sub about 9db louder than my speakers but I cannot get it that high as it sounds like crap.

I am unsure of the sub and how to set it up, I will take some pics of the subs back panel today, I want to make sure I have it connected correctly as it has to options for connection.

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#228019 - 11/01/08 06:42 PM Re: I got me an SPL meter [Re: myrison]
Graeme L Offline
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 Originally Posted By: myrison
Me too Randy, 7-channel surround is occasionally a nice change from the more subtle mixes. I also watch a lot of sports in 7-channel surround when the signal is not broadcast in 5.1.

Jason


I forgot about that, I will have to try it out.

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#228066 - 11/02/08 09:14 AM Re: I got me an SPL meter [Re: Graeme L]
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Graeme. I would set the sub at the same level as everything else and then gradually bump up the sub until it sounds right to you or maxes out.
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