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    Re: Differences between RTA's

    Quote Originally Posted by Aygodriver1212 View Post
    . As my sound is kind of warm and I'd like to see it in an RTA to see how I could improve my sound to my likings, instead of just doing it all by ear.
    seeing a frequency response curve on a screen is not going to improve a sound to your liking, only your ears can, if it seems lacking in a certain range eq it to your satisfaction. people perceive sound differently. prior illnesses, congenital defects and general ear hygene can make things sound wildly different for different people. some people who have had tubes put in their ears, or had a burst eardrum will hear things differently due to scar tissue.







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    Re: Differences between RTA's

    Quote Originally Posted by staan View Post
    seeing a frequency response curve on a screen is not going to improve a sound to your liking, only your ears can, if it seems lacking in a certain range eq it to your satisfaction. people perceive sound differently. prior illnesses, congenital defects and general ear hygene can make things sound wildly different for different people. some people who have had tubes put in their ears, or had a burst eardrum will hear things differently due to scar tissue.
    Thing is you have to get it flat first then shape the sound or you might miss information..



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    Re: Differences between RTA's

    Quote Originally Posted by LosIsATool View Post
    If you are trying to RTA over 110db then you are wasting your time. 95-110db is the sweet spot.
    Stop it dude. You tune at the volume you listen at.



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    Re: Differences between RTA's

    Quote Originally Posted by Papermaker85 View Post
    Stop it dude. You tune at the volume you listen at.
    If you are listening over 110db full range it’s pointless. But I don’t expect you to know that.



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    Re: Differences between RTA's

    Can we keep this objective. Two people arguing over what volume to RTA at. Can an independent person give his or her opinion on this? It's kind of distracting. I don't know who or what to believe right now.



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    Re: Differences between RTA's

    Quote Originally Posted by Aygodriver1212 View Post
    Can we keep this objective. Two people arguing over what volume to RTA at. Can an independent person give his or her opinion on this? It's kind of distracting. I don't know who or what to believe right now.
    It’s simple. If you want to tune right then learn how to tune right. If you are going to listen to levels past the stress point of human hearing there is no point in doing it with an RTA. Just use your ears. Spend the money where it would make a bigger difference.



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    Re: Differences between RTA's

    Here’s a good watch.
    This is how to do it right. But I don’t think this is what you are looking for daily use.
    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...hKOj3WbZ9ZH9Ei



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    Re: Differences between RTA's

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    Re: Differences between RTA's

    Quote Originally Posted by LosIsATool View Post
    It’s simple. If you want to tune right then learn how to tune right. If you are going to listen to levels past the stress point of human hearing there is no point in doing it with an RTA. Just use your ears. Spend the money where it would make a bigger difference.
    you use listing levels. 100bd and 120db the frequency response is usually not linear as output increases. if he wants something that reaches 100 DB which is not much louder than most cars road noise(90DB or so) that is acceptable. in that case i agree 90 to 100DB. if he chooses high output he needs to tune it appropriately.



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    you use listing levels. 100bd and 120db the frequency response is usually not linear as output increases. if he wants something that reaches 100 DB which is not much louder than most cars road noise(90DB or so) that is acceptable. in that case i agree 90 to 100DB. if he chooses high output he needs to tune it appropriately.
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    Re: Differences between RTA's

    Mine has 68 db of road noise at 70 mph.



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    Re: Differences between RTA's

    Quote Originally Posted by Jcsaudio View Post
    Mine has 68 db of road noise at 70 mph.
    Tbf don't think it's much more than 70db either, I've sound deadened my Toyota.



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    on the interstate?



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    Re: Differences between RTA's

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    on the interstate?
    If you have 90db of road noise invest in MLV. Most are around 70db



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