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Pulsar Nova Sound Level Meter - Models 41 and 42

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Pulsar Nova
Sound Level Meter

Using the Nova Sound Level Meter

The Nova meter has been designed to be quick and easy to use. As the Nova measures all parameters and weightings at the same time and has a single measurement span from 20 to 140 dB, you don't need to worry about these things before starting a measurement session.

The steps to make a single measurement are:

  • Switch the meter on
    • As soon as the meter is on you see the current sound level. If you just need an quick reading then there is nothing more to do.
  • Press the Start button
    • If the meter has not been calibrated recently then you will be prompted to do this now
  • At the end of the measurement session press the Stop button.
    • The results of your measurement are displayed.
    • You can switch off or continue to make more measurements
using the nova sound level meter

Calibration Explained

Many noise measurement regulations state that you should check the meter's function with a Calibrator just before making measurements. This is to ensure that the meter is working correctly and that the microphone capsule (by far the most sensitive and easily damaged part of the measurement chain) has not been damaged. During this process the meter will also make any small adjustments to take account of drift caused by temperature or pressure changes.

The Calibrator is the small black device you see at the centre of the picture above. It fits on to the microphone and emits a very accurate 1 kHz tone, usually at 94 dB. The meter detects this tone and makes any necessary adjustments. A failed calibration suggests there are problems somewhere!


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