Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Just done a PRECISE valve adjustment on the 1098 - thanks Mike at EMS. Also wanted to adjust belt tension by the audio frequency method, but NO GO.
I downloaded two lots of software (shareware?) and bought the latest 'directional' mike from Logitech, with a USB connector, but could get no meaningful reading either from my belts or a guitar. Now I'm being told I may need a pre-amp (which I thought was the object in the early post) starting at $200, pay for a soundcard (better than in my new Dell Inspiron laptop) etc.
Surely I can buy a straight Audio Frequency Meter as a stand-alone instrument for this much?
Anyone care to take us through EXACTLY how you achieved the desired readings with the PC + mike method, as I have spent a lot of time (and now own a flash mike which is looking like it might be useless) and am about to head to Phillip Is. for trackdays with belts set by the old 'feel' method...