Hey, I know the throbbing brain has a couple of code enforcement folks on here, so here's a question for ya.
Our City just bought a sound level meter that has a couple of different settings. I know very little about different frequencies, etc, so I need some advice. The meter I bought has a 50-126dB range. It also has two different "weights". The "A" weight has A-curve frequency characteristics and responds to 500-10,000 Hz range. The "C" weight has C-curve frequency characteristics and responds to 32-10,000 Hz range. The little manual says that "A" is best to determine an area's noise level, while "C" is to measure sound levels of musical material.
So, which one is the most appropriate from your experience?