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Silverline 633937 Sound Level Meter 50 - 126dB

by Silverline Tools
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
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  • Sound Level Meter
  • 50 - 126dB
  • Minimum 12 Month warranty on all products
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Technical Details
Part Number 633937
Item Weight104 g
Product Dimensions0.1 x 0.2 x 0.1 cm
Item model number633937
Item Package Quantity1
Number Of Pieces1
Batteries Included?No
Batteries Required?Yes
Weight105 grams
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Best Sellers Rank 1,942 in DIY & Tools (See top 100)
Shipping Weight231 g
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Date First Available1 Mar 2008

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Compact, hand-held analogue meter that measures on the spot sound levels from 50 to 126db. Accurate to +/- 2dB at 114dB. Also features A and C weighting selection, output socket and adjustable response speed. Requires 1 x PP3 battery (not included).

Recognised and trusted throughout the UK and Europe, Silverline’s comprehensive range of tools meets both current and future demands. New products, utilising the latest technology, are being delivered every day, ensuring Silverline customers get the very latest tools.

The Silverline range includes over 5000 hand and power tools for use in the home, garden and workshop. All Silverline tools come with unbeatable guarantees - hand tools are guaranteed for life, and power tools are guaranteed for 3 years.

Subjected to thorough testing, Silverline delivers tools that comply with the very latest standards in quality and safety. Through continuous monitoring and improvement of our suppliers, we supply tools that are approved and certified with long guarantees, so you can be sure you’re investing in the best tools on the market today.

Silverline cares about the environment. As our products are sourced from factories around the world, we run continuous improvement programmes to ensure we only deliver quality tools that comply with the very latest environmental standards.

Silverline is committed to supporting human rights and upholding moral and ethical standards. We monitor our supply chain closely through a controlled programme of factory audits and assessments. To pass our audit, all suppliers must actively comply with all relevant local and international legislation and demonstrate a good, safe and healthy working environment.

Product Description

Compact, hand-held analogue meter that measures on the spot sound levels from 50 to 126db. Accurate to +/- 2dB at 114dB. Also features A and C weighting selection, output socket and adjustable response speed. Requires 1 x PP3 battery (not included).

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Many positive reviews, so I thought I should balance them with my not so positive experience.

Mine arrived with a fault when using the 60db range (the needle was always deflected), which admittedly reduced my confidence with it.

I was also disappointed that the lower limit was 50db (or 60db in my case!), it is actually quite useful to have the low end values around 30db (even if the calibration might be a little dubious at these levels).

Whilst it is good to have the A/C weighting switch you should consider if it is really necessary. Unless you are intending to do some measurements with explosive or impacting events C weighting is not so important. For audio and noise nuisance issues A weighting is all you need.

For home users a high degree of calibration, whilst a consideration, might not be so vital. If you are using it to balance speakers, or comparing noises - remember you are comparing values from the same unit. For Noise nuisance problems obviously calibration matters more - but again officials are likely to want to use their own (very expensive) kit.

I replaced my faulty one, with a 20 CEM DT-85A. It will do for me, it has fixed A weighting and is digital, but the averaging is not a good as offered by the Silverline above.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says at a great price 7 Sep 2010
I wanted something cheap to check the sound level on the exhaust of my car prior to doing a track day (with 100db limit). This did the job perfectly and, although I may never use it again, it was money well spent. By the way, it is very easy to use.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sound meter 23 Dec 2008
I'm not sure if this is exactly the same as the eponomous radio shack version, but it seems to be!

I used it to set up my home cinema accurately. The best thing is to use it to figure out your sub/sat crossover frequency correctly using this, and also to parametrically tune your sub so you get a flat smooth response all the way down. It will sound a lot lot better than any automatic system.

Oh and my one came with a new battery included despite it saying in the description above that it's not included. It was inside the unit (philips screwdriver needed to open). Just pointing out so it will save you a couple of pounds aaginst the already low price
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great (eventually) 26 Jan 2012
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The first one of these I bought didn't register any sound.... I thought I was doing something wrong, but it was a duffer. The second one worked immediately... I tested it by blowing gently into the "sensor" whilst looking at the needle.

Anyway, I calibrated my home cinema as follows....

1. On AV amp, set all speaker channel levels to "+/- 0db"
2. Set SPL meter to C-Slow
3. Set SPL meter to 80db sensitivity (this means that when the sound it receives is 80db, the needle will sit on 0db - i.e. there is 0db deviation from the 80db)
4. Send the test tone on AV amp to the front speakers, turn the volume up until the SPL meter shows 0db (i.e. the test tone was playing at exactly 80db).
5. Send test tone to each surround speaker in turn, including the sub, adjusting the channel level on the AV amp for each until all channels registered as 0db on the SPL meter.
6. Once done, it is worth doing a repeat check to make sure they're all set ok.

That's it!

It sounds long-winded/complicated, but it really is straightforward.

People with modern fancy pants AV amps might rely on the built in calibration, but for people with older systems, this really is a cheap an effective method. If your AV amp doesn't have a test tone facility, some calibration DVDs have one on them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, cheap and effective 28 Nov 2009
If you are looking for a simple, cheap and effective sound meter to tune up a home cinema system then look no further. It is not a highly specified detailed product but then you have to match that against its use. The controls are easy to read and use and the analogue meter is just fine. If you are using it for a home cinema setup just remember that dB scales are log scales and the meter is therefore not a linear one, also make sure you use the right weighting between A and C. Look it up on wikipedia for an explanation but essentially use slow response, C weighting and a baseline tone of 70 dB ish. Try to set your reference tone to read 0 on the scale at the required range and then match the other speakers to this one. I used the centre just for convenience. Don't expect to be able to tune the speakers with a huge amount of fidelity and expect the needle to move around, this is normal just watch it for a while and estimate the mean SPL. This meter does not have the sophisticated multi frequency weightings in it, it is purely the simple ones so if your amp does more complex things, you may have to tune up over several frequencies.

Basically for a pretty good setup then this is cheap, usable and effective.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars well worth it 9 May 2011
Bought this sound level meter to balance the speakers on my onkyo home cinema system. The product is so easy to use all you have to do is set the weighting to c and select slow.Then i put on the test tone and turned up the volume to about three quarter and carried out the test on each individual speaker. The guage is easy to read all i done was set it to 80db and played with the speaker volume on my remote till it read -5 on the guage.You could set it at 70 and go +5 to get to 75. I thought my home cinema sounded pretty tasty but after balancing the speakers it sounds amazing. Even turned the crossover on the sub down to 80hz and it still packs a punch.Hope this review helps.Can't commend this product enough , great wee bit of kit.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile purchase
I had my home cinema set up by listening to the test tones and thought it was quite accurate. I was very surprised how far out it was when checked with this instrument, the balance... Read more
Published 1 month ago by FrankM
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
Does what it says on the tin. Packaging, delivery & communications all good, product works & appears sturdy. Tested it but still not got round to using it!
Published 1 month ago by Mr. Charlez
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant quallity
Have used this to check my car for noise regs for a track day for peace of mind,well worth the cash.
Published 3 months ago by scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent easy-to-use gadget
I use this very non-technically, I regret: it's excellent for proving to my teenage children exactly how loudly they are playing their music - and after their initial bewilderment,... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Ronnie
3.0 out of 5 stars Readings not consistent
Only used once to check my track car was within the decibel limits for track use. I was unable to get an accurate and consistent reading despite multiple attempts and checking I... Read more
Published 4 months ago by HasAki
5.0 out of 5 stars Accurate instrument
the use of the sound level meter is perhaps a little complicated, but because of the analog display very usable, certainly when one wants to calibrate his music system (home cinema... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Guido (Gent-Belgien)
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars for value vs. performance
Needed a cheap but effective sound meter to measure our bands db level. Did the job for very little cost.
Published 7 months ago by Jack Easy
2.0 out of 5 stars not for beginners
I thought it simply gives me a number, but no.

You constantly have to turn the big orange button to make the hand show the sound level, so you need 2 hands... Read more
Published 9 months ago by A.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value meter
I bought this as I needed a meter urgently to test the noise from a car exhaust. It was accurate, ( confirmed by a VOSA test), easy to use and inexpensive. Read more
Published 13 months ago by David
5.0 out of 5 stars Home Cinema Heaven!
I bought this meter to set up my home cinema system more accurately than using my ears alone..

I was a bit suspicious at first as the meter is so cheap but I need not... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Rob
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