Radio Shack #013349 - Monroe-Monroe Plaza at Monroe Plaza Ste D4-D5 in Washington 98272 (CLOSED) : store location & hours, services, holiday hours, map, driving directions and more Even an elementary one, that could help our ears to listen better. And now for some frequency response measurement. Honestly both the analog & digital spl meters by Radio Shack is a simple cost-effective solution used by audiophiles & professionals for calibrating audio for movies & music. It lets you choose between Weighted A and C measurements (more on this later), It lets you choose a "fast" or "slow" bargraph response. Hi-precision measurement instruments are utterly expensive, insanely huge and damn hard to find. Carrying case protects the meter when traveling, Easy-to-read display, sound range 30-130db, 3 digit LCD display, You can fine-tune your PA or stereo systems audio response to match the acoustic environment, Previous page of related Sponsored Products. I really didn't want to give this a bad review, but the thing was 7-10db off from another meter I own. Besides, they are completely too much of a good thing for any common audiophile's purpose. © Copyright 2001 Lucio Cadeddu -, It measures the level of the sound pressure generated by a musical instrument, a stereo system or an angry mother-in-law, by means of a built-in microphone, It has a fully adjustable sensitivity range, from 50 to 126 dB, It has a 3-digit display which shows both the, it has a 21-bar analog bargraph which gives you a visual representation of the measured sound. Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, RadioShack Digital Sound Level Meter 33-099, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. Consider I listen quite far from the speakers, so sound pressure at 1 meter from the drivers is way higher. Reviewer: Lucio Cadeddu For the money, it's hard to get any better! A die-hard audiophile? 0.5v peak to peak output; Max power dissipation 100mW; output (1) RCA phono jack; Accuracy +/-2dB at 94dB SPL. I returned it and got my money back and ordered something else. You need your faithful SPL meter and a test disc, one of those with all the frequencies recorded into :-) Now, 100 dB's, at your listening seat, produce a very high sound pressure, especially if this is mainly "continuous". The meter is easy to use, conveniently light and small, and appears rugged enough for home use. Unable to add item to List. I've heard stories of audiophiles who swear to shake their floor at insane listening levels with a diminutive 1,5 watts SET amplifier hooked up to a 87 dB/w/m sensitivity loudspeaker. Looks like I'll have t part with a few more bucks, like triple the cost of this unit, to get anywhere close to accurate. You need this. HiFi has to be REALISTIC, that's why I listen to rock at 110 db :-) Ever been to a rock live concert? Check out what RadioShack is asking for it. I had no interest in trying to calibrate speakers or anything, I have other, more expensive meters an equipment for that. So the advice should always be: adjust your listening level according to the musical genre you're listening to. Also, with the same disc you can grossly get an idea of your in-room frequency response, determine resonancies, stationary waves and so on. It provides a simple, fast way to accurately determine if a person's body temperature is in range of a fever without physical contact. Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2015. There was a problem completing your request. For example, many friends have NO idea of how LOUD is a 100 dB sound or how low is a 40 Hz tone.