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    termlab problem

    I got my meter yesterday and installed the software and hardware. It was pretty simple and I did not run into any problems until I tried to use it. For some reason when I start the meter it just bounces around between 90 and 105 dbs. I tried it in the quiet basement then turned the stereo on loud and it didi the same thing? I tried to call termpro but they are closed till tuesday for finals.







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    Re: termlab problem

    Why would you try it in your house and not your vehicle?



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    Re: termlab problem

    hey bro thats perfectly normal.




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    Re: termlab problem

    Its picking up like it supposed to.



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    Re: termlab problem

    Quote Originally Posted by kushy_dreams View Post
    Why would you try it in your house and not your vehicle?

    Right now I have no subs, And around 80rms to my speakers in my car. So I used my home stereo, and house to test it out. During the day I set it up, turned it on and cranked up my receiver and with the sensor right next to my 15 it did the same as with everything off. After looking over the manual it says Do not let the computer search for updated drivers and it may have. If that is the case how do I fix that?




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    Re: termlab problem

    Quote Originally Posted by brooklynjoy2008 View Post
    Right now I have no subs, And around 80rms to my speakers in my car. So I used my home stereo, and house to test it out. During the day I set it up, turned it on and cranked up my receiver and with the sensor right next to my 15 it did the same as with everything off. After looking over the manual it says Do not let the computer search for updated drivers and it may have. If that is the case how do I fix that?
    just give the termlab to me i know how to use it.



    **** normal for it to jump around in the 90s-100 in pure nothingness




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    Re: termlab problem

    there's a noise floor and i'm guessing that's it on the termlab spl meter. are you trying to meter full range or just sub range? and I doubt you will register on a termlab meter at listening distance in a house.



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    Re: termlab problem

    Also right now the clock ticking on the wall is the loudest thing in the room and it is spiking up to 103db? From my research the room that I am in should be 50-60dbs?




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    Re: termlab problem

    Quote Originally Posted by brooklynjoy2008 View Post
    Also right now the clock ticking on the wall is the loudest thing in the room and it is spiking up to 103db? From my research the room that I am in should be 50-60dbs?
    Turn your clock down but seriously... I don't know anything about meters, but doesn't seem right for it to jump around in that range in a quiet room.



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    Re: termlab problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch86 View Post
    Turn your clock down but seriously... I don't know anything about meters, but doesn't seem right for it to jump around in that range in a quiet room.
    everyone that doesnt know about it keep quiet then. its perfectly fine to have it jump around. just put it on peak hold if it bothers you that much




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    Re: termlab problem

    Quote Originally Posted by slim2fattycake View Post
    there's a noise floor and i'm guessing that's it on the termlab spl meter. are you trying to meter full range or just sub range? and I doubt you will register on a termlab meter at listening distance in a house.
    FFFik I wish I had read your sig. before I bought this. Anywho I have it set from 10hz-200hz. You know sitting here I can hear the fridge could that be why?




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    Re: termlab problem

    Its a NOISE FLOOR. If you can't get higher than the noise floor, the meter is useless for you. That termlab isn't made to register levels under the noise floor, which seems to be 100dBish.



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    Re: termlab problem

    Quote Originally Posted by slim2fattycake View Post
    Its a NOISE FLOOR. If you can't get higher than the noise floor, the meter is useless for you.
    exactly why he should gimmie the disc and meter....or meter..




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    Re: termlab problem

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT MAN View Post
    everyone that doesnt know about it keep quiet then. its perfectly fine to have it jump around. just put it on peak hold if it bothers you that much
    did you read the part where he said he had it right next to a 15" subwoofer and it did the same thing? I would think it would measure differentfrom being next to a subwoofer cranked up vs a quiet room right?



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    Re: termlab problem

    if his 15" in his house is not loud enough then it won't change from the noise floor. basically the noise floor will be your zero starting point of reference.



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