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#122906 - 01/03/06 04:48 PM A good SPL Meter
davemire Offline
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Registered: 08/16/05
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Loc: Peterborough, ON
Hey All,
What and where can I get a good SPL Meter, preferably one that can guage up to at least; 160db.
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#122907 - 01/03/06 04:59 PM Re: A good SPL Meter
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If you're measuring 160 db, I hope you have a good set of hearing protectors.

Radio Shack is pretty much the standard around here; digital or analog is up to you.
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#122908 - 01/03/06 05:23 PM Re: A good SPL Meter
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160dB?

I use the Radio Shack analog meter, works for me.
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#122909 - 01/03/06 05:40 PM Re: A good SPL Meter
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Have a look at this, then tell us why exactly you need 160 dB. I must admit curiosity.
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#122910 - 01/03/06 06:06 PM Re: A good SPL Meter
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
"Chest wall vibrates, choking, giddiness"

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#122911 - 01/03/06 08:45 PM Re: A good SPL Meter
bridgman Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
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Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Wow... I don't think the chronographs we use for clocking handgun ammunition go up to 160 dB

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#122912 - 01/03/06 08:59 PM Re: A good SPL Meter
dakkon Offline
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Registered: 02/08/04
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160db, this is not for home audio is it? don’t think any home audio could pressurize a room to 160db...





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#122913 - 01/03/06 09:13 PM Re: A good SPL Meter
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Dave, as the previous replies have indicated, if you're considering a meter for audio(rather than military)usage, the levels used for calibration are in the 80dB range, and even on brief peaks more than about 110dB will rarely if ever occur in a home environment.
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#122914 - 01/03/06 09:25 PM Re: A good SPL Meter
dakkon Offline
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2 words.

car audio

3 more words

lots of subwoofers =160+DB

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#122915 - 01/03/06 09:34 PM Re: A good SPL Meter
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3 words:
insane hearing damage.

1 more word:
annoying.
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