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    buying a spl meter. any opinions on what brand?

    I as wanting to buy a meter to see what db i was hitting on my 18. never had one hooked up to see before.
    was wanting on to plug into my labtop.
    what price range's am i looking at here.
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    Re: buying a spl meter. any opinions on what brand?

    Quote Originally Posted by skitzafit View Post
    Ouch, that's expensive.
    anything else buyer friendly? lol



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    Re: buying a spl meter. any opinions on what brand?

    nothing buyer friendly thats accurate




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    Re: buying a spl meter. any opinions on what brand?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT MAN View Post
    nothing buyer friendly thats accurate
    yeah thats understandable. really havnt done much research on meters before.
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    Re: buying a spl meter. any opinions on what brand?

    Look into spl labs. There's a few reps on here. Shizzon being one.



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    Re: buying a spl meter. any opinions on what brand?

    Quote Originally Posted by -01limited- View Post
    Look into spl labs. There's a few reps on here. Shizzon being one.
    This.

    They are supposed to measure within a few tenths of a termlab and cost is only in the $400 range.



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    Re: buying a spl meter. any opinions on what brand?

    if you "need " a meter it is worth shelling out for the TL I love mine / but if you just want for every now and again then just try to find some one who has one and make nice



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    Re: buying a spl meter. any opinions on what brand?

    you can find used termlabs for 400 as well. thats what I would do.



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    Re: buying a spl meter. any opinions on what brand?

    Quote Originally Posted by maddog View Post
    you can find used termlabs for 400 as well. thats what I would do.
    agreed - best tool for the application.


    you can pick up a USB mic pre (with 48v phantom output and 24bit resolution) for under $100 new, run that with TrueRTA - $100 or less, and pick up a mic and calibrator. but you'll quickly approach $400 and the TL is superior.

    I should find an application for a TL at work. we recently spent $1500 on an Earthworks M50 mic for our mobile RTA rig and $7k on a Type 1 SLM. but we have a $10k hydrophone that can measure underwater explosions... that would be sufficient for SPL - you just have to do the math to convert since it is referenced to 1 uPa (not 20 uPa)



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    Re: buying a spl meter. any opinions on what brand?

    We've had Shizzon at the shop and the SPL-Labs meters along side the termlab and so no real significant difference. But we allways fall back on the Termlab meter because it IS what all the competition organizations use at this time.




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    Re: buying a spl meter. any opinions on what brand?

    I think they'd be golden if they could get a sanctioning organization to switch



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    Re: buying a spl meter. any opinions on what brand?

    SPL lab wireless is a MUCH better piece than termlab IMO. Easier to setup, use, and software is better. Don't miss termlab whatsoever.

    The meter from makeitlouder.com is also very accurate provided you have an accurate DMM and much more budget friendly.




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    Re: buying a spl meter. any opinions on what brand?

    Anyone know someone in southern cali that might have a meter and be willing to check my system. I am hoping someone does it would be nice to test before entering a contest




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    Re: buying a spl meter. any opinions on what brand?

    I use the hyperdynamics from make it louder. Biggest difference I had was TL read .2 higher. So if I get a good # on mine I will do better at a comp




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