I'm not sure she meant her ELF meter buzzed, I think she just meant the meter she uses. I'd be willing to bet that she was either referring to the token "Ghost Meter," which is the Cell Sensor, or the Gauss Master. The audible noise is nice so you know there is an increase in mG, but it can definitely be annoying - especially with doing audio work simultaneously.
The Mel Meter looks like a great starting piece of equipment. I don't quite get that it was just released in October, though. I discussed this unit with someone back in March..but perhaps it wasn't out yet, just the details on it were? Either way, a digital EMF meter and good thermocouple, for that price, are great. Plus the ability to lock highs and lows, and the backlight, make it a good deal.
However, I'm not convinced it's the best for temperature reading.. I still stand by the TIF 7000. Change out solid, liquid and ambient air probes, and the ability to measure the temperature of the air three times a second kinda of put the type K in second place, in my opinion. But, the TIF is generally much pricier than the Mel Meter alone, and does not have a built EMF meter or backlight. Each with their ups and downs, I'd still be interested in owning a Mel Meter at some point. Less equipment to carry when short handed on investigations.
Mr Jim - I'd like to know your thoughts on this meter:http://www.alibaba.c..._1MHz_8GHz.html
Just another glorified EMF meter with LEDs, or would this be comparable to the earlier unit you suggested? I realize, cost being a factor, it probably isn't as nice..but one never knows unless they ask.