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Old 16th May 2006, 08:06 PM   #1
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Default Radio Shack analogue SPL meter circuit diagram

Does anyone have a diagram for the Radio Shack analogue SPL meter? I've done the mods to flatten the electronics but now I want to interpose a (switchable) +40dB low-noise amplifier between the microphone and existing preamplifier so as to be able to use the meter for cheaply comparing environmental noise between locations. It would help if I knew what the existing diagram was...
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You can find one here: http://mysite.verizon.net/tammie_eri...50/rs_spla.gif
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Roger, you are a hero! Thank you. I wasted far longer than the six minutes it took you to respond searching the web for a diagram.
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I have one of these that workes 100% BUt the only thing is i dont have the numbers on the knob the sticker fell off s i dont know what each reading is
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The settings are:

OFF
BATT
120dB
110dB
100dB
90dB
80dB
70dB
60dB

I've got to go away and think about it, but it looks rather as if that single stage amplifier could be replaced by a two or three-stage feedback amplifier with a single on/off switch to select the extra +40dB gain.
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The settings are:

OFF
BATT
120dB
110dB
100dB
90dB
80dB
70dB
60dB

Thank's Dood!
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Old 16th May 2006, 08:37 PM   #7
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Hi,
I have one of these meters as well for PA work.

RogerGustavsson, thank you (I saw this by chance).

EC8010, what modification did you do?

-Chris
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The one for flattening the LF and HF response of the electronics. As I've lost my original paperwork for it, I'm guessing that it was the Eric Wallin mods. I also took the capsule out of the horrible lump on the front and machined a proper slim stem for it that mounted on the front.
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This has been a fabulously useful device for me. I have demonstrated with scientific accuracy that I do NOT turn my stereo up to a volume as loud as my wife's TV. Not that she believes the meter, but still, I know I proved a point.

I wonder when I'll be allowed back in the bedroom.
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This has been a fabulously useful device for me. I have demonstrated with scientific accuracy that I do NOT turn my stereo up to a volume as loud as my wife's TV. Not that she believes the meter, but still, I know I proved a point.

I wonder when I'll be allowed back in the bedroom.

Right after yuo tell her she is right and you are wrong. Might be a long wait
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