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Compare left/right speaker of a PA system

Hi!

The XL2 is a very useful tool to adjust (not so good sounding) PA systems. I tune both sides of my system independently, so I wonder if there is a way to compare the results of left and right using the XL2 easily. 

Thanks in advance, best regards

Martin


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A couple ways to compare left and right using your XL2


Use SLMeter (all XL2s)


  1. Adjust you system so you are only playing pink noise from either left or right (e.g. fader or WAV/MP3 file with only left or right).
  2. Make a Leq measurement on RTA screen (1)
  3. Select the Result Symbols/Capture icon (2)

  4. Capture eq (3)

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  6. To display that first measure along with a second measurement, select either the line or bar parameter (4)

  7. Chose Capt (5)

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  9. Now you have left and right on the same display.

More details in Sound Level Overview section of the XL2 User Manual XL2 User Manual


Answer

A couple ways to compare left and right using your XL2


Use SLMeter (all XL2s)


  1. Adjust you system so you are only playing pink noise from either left or right (e.g. fader or WAV/MP3 file with only left or right).
  2. Make a Leq measurement on RTA screen (1)
  3. Select the Result Symbols/Capture icon (2)

  4. Capture eq (3)

  5. image


  6. To display that first measure along with a second measurement, select either the line or bar parameter (4)

  7. Chose Capt (5)

  8. image


  9. Now you have left and right on the same display.

More details in Sound Level Overview section of the XL2 User Manual XL2 User Manual


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The second method requires the Spectral Limits Option for XL2.


It will allow you to show the relative difference between left and right with up to 1/12-octave resolution.

  1. Again, make a measurement a Leq measurement of only the left or right channel (see previous post)
  2. Select the Result Symbols / Capture area (1)
  3. Capture EQ (2) to location C1 (3)
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  5. Change the top line display to "---" and select the bar display (4) to EQ (5) Difference (6)

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  6. You may need to adjust the scale by clicking on the Y-Scale setting (7)

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More details in 1/12 Octave + Tolerance section of the https://www.nti-audio.com/Portals/0/data/en/XL2-Manual.pdf


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