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Pulsar Nova Sound Level Meter - Models 41 and 42

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Pulsar Nova
Sound Level Meter

Nova Model 41 and 42 Specifications

The Pulsar Nova Model 41 and 42 are non-integrating sound level meters, available in either Type 1 or Type 2 specification.


Sound Level Meter Standards

  • ANSI S1.4 and IEC 60651:2001
    • Model 41 - Type 1
    • Model 42 - Type 2
  • IEC 61672-1:2002
    • Model 41 - Class 1
    • Model 42 - Class 2


When using a sound level meter for any important noise measurements, it is essential that it meets all the relevant international standards.

If you have any questions about the standards your meter needs to meet then please call on 888-206-4377 or email on


Measurement Range
20 to 140 dB RMS in a Single Range (no need for range selection)

Noise Floor
Model 41 Type 1 noise floor < 18 dB(A)
Model 42 Type 2 noise floor < 21 dB(A)

Time Weightings
"F" Fast, "S" Slow and "I" Impulse, all measured simultaneously.

Frequency Weightings
"A", "C" and "Z" weighting, all measured simultaneously. (Z weighting is flat from 20Hz to 20kHz ±1.5dB)

Noise Measurement Parameters
LAF, LAS, LAI, LCF, LCS, LCI, LZF, LZS, LZI - (these are the A, C and Z weighted sound level with Fast, Slow and Impulse time weighting)
LAFmax, LASmax, LAImax, LCFmax, LCSmax, LCSImax, LZFmax, LZSmax, LZImax
LAFmin, LASmin, LAImin, LCFmin, LCSmin, LCImin, LZFmin, LZSmin, LZImin

6 x AA for typically 30 hours operation with Alkaline and 50 hours with Lithium

External Power
5V to 15V via Multipin I/O socket

Weight 440g excluding batteries
Size 280mm x 80mm x 42mm with preamplifier and microphone fitted

USB 2.0 Mini-B
AC output via 3.5mm stereo jack
AC and DC output vi Multipin I/O socket

Tripod Mount
Stanard 1/4" threaded socket

Diecast alluminium with silicon elastomer keypad and soft touch back

High resolution anti-glare OLED
Ambient light sensor for automatic brightness adjustment
Illuminated keypad for low-light operation

Operating Temperature: -10°C to +50°C
Storage Temperature: -20°C to +60°C
Humidity: Up to 95% RH Non-condensing

Electromagnetic Performance
IEC 61672-1:2002 and IEC 61672-2:2003
Except where modified by EN 61000-6-1:2007

Data Logging and Storage (options)
Removable memory size is 4GB

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Type 2 Nova Sound Level Meter
1 week
Type 1 Nova Sound Level Meter
1 week
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Prices and Ordering

Order Code
Price (USD)
Nova Class 2 / Type 2 Sound Level Meter
1 week
Nova Class 1 / Type 1 Sound Level Meter
1 week
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Class 1 Acoustic Calibrator. 1kHz, 94dB. For 1/2 inch microphones
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