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Old 03-27-08, 11:34 AM
Zerock
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SPL Meter Lesson 1

Hi.
I'm a bit confused with the analog meter on my old RS SPL.

The scale begins on the Left side at -10db, is 0 in the center then goes to 6DB at the Right end.

I understand that if the range is set to 80, and the reading is 0, 80 is the measurement.

If I wanted to read 75DB while in the 80db range it should point to around -2.5 ... am I right?

-Steve

Old 03-27-08, 02:20 PM
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Re: SPL Meter Lesson 1

No, it should point to -5.

The magic formula is: Selected range + (read value)

So in your example you have 80 + (-5) = 75

You could also measure 75dB in the 70dB range, the needle would then read +5.
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