I just bought:
- A power amplifier (Amazon.com link)
- A mixer (Amazon.com link)
- Two loudspeakers (Amazon.com link)
- A decibel meter (Amazon.com link)
Before buying the decibel meter, the setup was clear to me:
Mixer --> Power Amplifier --> Speakers
Then I bought the decibel meter, and I'm confused on how to connect all this stuff together. Should I split the output line of the mixer, so that the same output goes to both the amplifier and the decibel meter, like:
Mixer |--> Power Amplifier --> Speakers |--> Decibel Meter
Or should I connect the decibel meter before the amplifier (because the decibel meter has two L/R outputs), like:
Mixer --> Decibel Meter --> Power Amplifier --> Speakers
But what about the sound quality (because the sound goes to the decibel meter first)?
Or should I connect the decibel meter after the amplifier, like:
Mixer --> Power Amplifier --> Decibel Meter --> Speakers
But I'm worried that the decibel meter can fry.
Any help would be appreciated.