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#308474 - 05/28/10 02:36 PM System setup using SPL
Avi Deshpande Offline

Registered: 01/08/08
Posts: 165
Loc: SF Bay Area, USA
I finally got the Radioshack SPL meter and plan to do the tune up over the long weekend. Any suggestions/links with information on how to do it?

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#308481 - 05/28/10 02:51 PM Re: System setup using SPL [Re: Avi Deshpande]
jakewash Offline
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A simplified version:

Put the system into speaker level mode, set the meter to 70db range and simply adjust the levels to match the same output, around 75db-80db is usual. Just hold the meter straight up in front of you and adjust away.
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#308487 - 05/28/10 03:01 PM Re: System setup using SPL [Re: jakewash]
ClubNeon Offline

Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 3466
Loc: Western Maryland, USA
If you have a tripod you can mount the meter on that for a little more precise measurement.
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#308503 - 05/28/10 05:50 PM Re: System setup using SPL [Re: ClubNeon]

It's usually recommended to set the meter to C weight and slow reads too.

#308508 - 05/28/10 06:05 PM Re: System setup using SPL [Re: ]
2packer Offline

Registered: 07/05/09
Posts: 56
Loc: Wisconsin
When I set mine up like mentioned above I didn't like it for movies. I adjusted it to having the center set +1 db and the sub I run +3-5 db more depending on the movie.

#308524 - 05/28/10 08:37 PM Re: System setup using SPL [Re: 2packer]
fredk Offline

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7786
Loc: Canada
Its not unusual to bump the center and almost everybody bumps the sub.

I started with the sub at +3db, but have now dialed it back to 0. I have my center channel at +1db.

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