Cinema Calibration

Cinema Solutions

Public Cinema sound has to be so much better than the incredible sound experiences of Home Cinemas in order to encourage audiences to come to the movies. The NTi Audio Cinema Meter is the tool you need to achieve this.

Modern soundtracks can create a totally engaging experience that immerses and thrills the audience, but only if the speaker system is setup correctly. NTi Audio provides a handheld solution for complete calibration and verification of cinema sound systems.

At a glance

  • Cinema calibration & verification
  • Periodic performance checks and maintenance
  • Compliance to ISO 2969 / SMPTE ST 202:2010

Cinema Meter XL2

An XL2 Analyzer, with the Cinema Meter Option installed, forms the dedicated solution for efficient calibration and repetitive verification of cinema loudspeaker systems in accordance with SMPTE ST 202:2010 and SMPTE RP 200:2012. An interactive assistant guides the user through the calibration and verification process. The M2211 Measurement Microphone with class 1 frequency response is recommended for accurate measurements in cinemas, as the specified tolerance bands are very tight.


  • Generate measurement templates including the X-curve fitting best to the chosen cinema size.
  • Calibration assistant for reference data recording of each channel as well as headroom tests
  • Averaging measurement results of different microphone positions
  • Verification assistant for periodic cinema measurements and comparison against the reference data

User Manual

XL2 Cinema Meter


XL2 with M4260 Measurement Microphone
Audio and Acoustic Analyzer XL2

Minirator MR-PRO
Minirator MR-PRO

1/12 Octave Analysis

Loading standardized X-Curve tolerance bands according ISO 2969 or SMPTE 202M for reference measurements with selectable 1/1, 1/3, 1/6 or 1/12 octave band resolution.

Sound Pressure Level SPL

Sound levels alignment of individual speakers and setup of LFE channel.


All speakers shall be verified for the same polarity, thus achieving a broad stereo or surround sound image.


Setup of acoustic delays for optimized surround sound performance.

FFT Analysis

Analysis of reflections and cancellations (comb filter effects) for improving the room architecture and speech intelligibility.

Reverberation Time

Verifies the room acoustics for optimized system performance and speech intelligibility.



Exel AVI-Installation Set

XL2 Kit for Commercial Cinema

  • Audio and Acoustic Analyzer XL2
  • Cinema Meter Option for XL2
    (includes Spectral Limits Option)
  • M2211 Measurement Microphone
  • ASD Cable for XL2
  • Mains Power Adapter
  • Exel System Case

XL2 Kit for Home Cinema

  • Audio and Acoustic Analyzer XL2
  • Spectral Limits Option
  • M2211 Measurement Microphone
  • Minirator MR-PRO (for analog test signals)
  • Digirator DR2 (for Dolby & DTS test signals)
  • ASD Cable for XL2
  • 2x Mains Power Adapter
  • Exel System Case

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