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Sound Level Meters

Sound Level Meters

What is a sound level meter?

A sound level meter is a device that allows you to determine the acoustic intensity and to measure the sound pressure level, but does not necessarily determine levels of sound in relation to tolerance of the human ear. All Pulsar Instruments’ sound level meters are suitable for professional application, including measurement of sound at work and environmental sound measurement.

Sounds that reach harmful levels can cause sound-induced hearing loss also referred to as noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and, therefore, create vast damage to people’s hearing if in the near vicinity of loud sounds.

Class 1 or Class 2 sound level meter?

Sound level meters are divided into two "classes", (previously referred to as "types"), which both have the same functionality, but different tolerances for error. Class 1 instruments have a wider frequency range and a tighter tolerance than a lower cost, Class 2 device. This applies to both the sound level meter and its associated acoustic calibrator. Most occupational noise standards allow the use of "at least a Class 2 instrument".

At Pulsar Instruments, we have an extensive range of products designed for Safety Managers to help them conduct effective and accurate workplace noise measurements. Our sound level meters range from the most basic to advanced measurement tools to meet your specific needs.

A sound level meter for all work applications and environments

Below is a summary of our range of sound level meters. View it here first:

  • Our Assessor range is ideal for the measurement of industrial noise. All meters are available as non-data logging if you prefer to record the noise measurement data manually. Our Assessor sound level meters are easy to use, with a simple ‘on’ and ‘stop’ switch.

  • All meters in our Quantifier range are data logging and are perfect if you want to take noise measurements over a period of time. They can also come complete with weatherproof measurement kits if outdoor monitoring is required.
  • Our Model 14 is a low-cost sound level meter, which is perfect for ‘point and shoot’ sound measurement in an industrial, occupational or hygiene setting.
  • Finally, our latest Nova range of sound level meters are high performance hand-held instruments with a large internal memory capability for high volumes of data storage, extensive battery life and impressive measurement range. These sound level meters are the instrument of choice for industrial noise monitoring or for frequency analysis of industrial and environmental noise.


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