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post #11 of 12 Old 03-03-09, 10:03 PM
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The SPL meter is a tool that gives you more accurate decibel (db's) readings however that said the receivers auto calibration should get the readings fairly close if you followed the instructions properly (most do not) and automatically sets the volume on each channel to 75db so when playing movies at 0 on your volume control you will have what is known as "reference levels".

If your thinking that the levels are not correct the you must tweek the speaker level adjustments in the user menu and use your own SPL meter to set these at 75db. Using the SPL meter also requires you to know where to place the meter and how to orient the mic of the SPL meter so you get correct readings.
Kal, If you read my post above that one you will see that I do state that "receivers auto calibration should get the readings fairly close if you followed the instructions properly (most do not) and automatically sets the volume on each channel to 75db" And that I continue to state that orientation of the mic as well as the SPL meter, placement is crucial for the readings to be correct.

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post #12 of 12 Old 03-03-09, 10:31 PM
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Kal, If you read my post above that one you will see that I do state that "receivers auto calibration should get the readings fairly close if you followed the instructions properly (most do not) and automatically sets the volume on each channel to 75db" And that I continue to state that orientation of the mic as well as the SPL meter, placement is crucial for the readings to be correct.
Yes. You are correct.

What I do not yet see is how one knows it is "fairly close" if the comparison is with an inexpensive SLM. Besides, someone who does not know how to orient the Audyssey mic is no more likely to use the SLM correctly.

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