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  • Regore
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    This technology is great these days. Back when I needed a SPL meter had to buy one at the shack. It has A & C weighted scales.
    C weighted is full range. A weighted displays higher frequencies that can harm your hearing long term. Still works great after 20
    years. Also has an analogue meter which is nice. Spl meters start at around $13. Accuracy 1.5 DB.

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  • timothybrennan
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    Originally posted by Brian Steele View Post
    See subject. What would you recommend? There seems to be dozens of them in the Play Store.
    There is an app on the Play Store called SPL Meter
    I don't think you paid attention to that hope it is useful to you.

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  • johnnyrichards
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    Audiotool. Works a champ. I believe it accepts cal files, as well.

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  • Paul O
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    Originally posted by Brian Steele View Post
    I'm not looking for excellent accuracy, just something that's reliable in repeated measurements. +/-2dBA accuracy is fine for this particular need.
    What level of SPL do you need it to handle? Ever seen a youtube phone video of a sound system that wasn't distorted? I haven't. The reason is the mic in most phones can only handle 90dB or so, external mics can go much higher. So just about any app will do but if you want to use if for anything beyond background sound levels a better mic is necessary.

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  • Sydney
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    That's unfortunate; Makes me glad my neighbours are a half mile away.

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  • neildavis
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    Both of those links are refenced in this article about how to measure obnoxious noise from your neighbors: http://www.audiodevelopers.com/minne...measure-noise/

    The background for that article is that Maryland has a noise law (like most states), but it is up to the county governments to enforce the law. However, Garrett County, where we have our cabin, doesn't enforce the law. As a result, you either need to sue your neighbors or else sue the County (writ of Mandamus). We did the first option, but we really should have done the second.

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  • Sydney
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    Originally posted by neildavis View Post
    https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2014/04/09/sound-apps/

    Bottom line: get one that uses an external microphone. The iMM-6 from PE is a good way to go.

    The embedded link is interesting

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  • Brian Steele
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    I'm not looking for excellent accuracy, just something that's reliable in repeated measurements. +/-2dBA accuracy is fine for this particular need.

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  • neildavis
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    https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2014/04/09/sound-apps/

    Bottom line: get one that uses an external microphone. The iMM-6 from PE is a good way to go.


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  • Brian Steele
    started a topic SPL meter app for Android phones

    SPL meter app for Android phones

    See subject. What would you recommend? There seems to be dozens of them in the Play Store.
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