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Vehicle Noise Measurement with Environmental Noise Meter

Exhaust Noise
Exhaust Noise
Exhaust Noise Measuring Sound Level Vehicle Noise Kit

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Type 1 Vehicle Noise Measurement Kit with Environmental Meter
Lead time 1 week
Case for Vehicle Noise Kit
Lead time 1 week

Tripod Mount
Lead time 1 week

Small Tripod
In stock

Vehicle Noise Measurement Template
Lead time 1 week

Vehicle Noise Remote Push Button
Lead time 1 week

5m Microphone Extension Cable
Lead time 1 week

The delivery price is calculated during checkout based on your location and the goods ordered. Our basic delivery prices are:

Delivery within USA: $40.00

Delivery Service: Five working days*

* For products that are in stock and the order received by midday.

Some products go through a final configuration and calibration before being shipped. If the calibration labs are busy this can add up to two days on to the delivery schedule but guarantees a fresh calibration.

Type 1 Vehicle Noise Measurement Kit with Environmental Meter
1 week


  • Kit includes everything needed
  • Automatically calculates averages
  • Operation by one person
  • Includes logging, environmental noise meter
  • 15 Year Warranty


  • Vehicle exhaust noise measurement
  • ISO 5130 noise assessments
  • Roadside, test station and motor sport venues
  • Stationary vehicle sound tests
  • Car, light truck and motorcycle noise levels
  • Environmental noise surveys
  • Occupational noise assessments


The VK1710 Vehicle Noise Measurements Kit includes everything you need to make sound level checks on car, motorcycle and truck exhausts. This kit includes a top specification Type 1 sound level meter that is ideal for both environmental noise surveys and occupational noise assessments.

Single Person Operation

As the kit includes a microphone extension cable and remote measurement button, the processes of setting up the microphone and making the measurements can be done by a single person. The operator can sit in the vehicle controlling the engine speed while starting the measurement and averaging process at the same time.

Vehicle Noise Kit Contents

The standard VNK1710 Vehicle Noise Kit includes the following parts:

Measuring Exhaust Noise

Vehicle noise measurements are generally carried out in line with the ISO 5130 standard and other similar measurement standards. In this case the microphone should be positioned 0.5m from the exhaust outlet at an angle of 45°. The engine is brought up to the speed specified by the standard (it varies a little for different vehicles) and a measurement is made. This is repeated three times and the sound level meter calculates the LArep as required.

A 0.5m stick with 45° template is included with the kit to assist quick and correct positioning of the microphone.

Once the microphone is in place, the operator can sit in the driver's seat, controlling the engine revs and operating the sound level meter at the same time.


making the vehicle noise measurement
Making the Vehicle Noise Measurement

Optimus Green Sound Level Meter

This Vehicle Noise Measurement Kit includes an Optimus Green environmental sound level meter. The model that is included is the CR1710 Type 1 Data Logging Environmental Noise Meter

As well as measuring exhaust sound levels, this high-spec meter is ideal for environmental noise surveys and occupation noise assessments too. It includes the usual period noise measurements that are generally needed for environmental noise. It also includes all the parameters needed for assessing noise in industrial environments in the battle against hearing damage.

You can find out more about this integrating sound level meter on the Optimus Green web page.

Software and Reporting

The NoiseTools software that is included in the kit downloads noise measurements from the meter for long-term storage and report generation.

The Meter

The meter can be easily removed from the vehicle noise kit and used as a hand-held sound level meter for other applications. The main features of the meter are:

  • Type 1
  • 120 dB measurement range
  • Timers for periodic noise measurements
  • Integrated, averaging parameters such as LAeq
  • Environmental noise parameters: Ln, periodic Leq
  • Data logging with software for download and reporting

This meter is suitable for most applications, including environmental and community noise surveys, and occupational noise assessments

Sound Level Meter

StandardsIEC 61672-1 Class 1
ANSI S1.4 and ANSI S1.43 Type 1
Measurement Range20 to 140 dB RMS
Noise Floor< 18 dB(A)
Weight300g, 10 oz
Power4 x AA Alkaline for typically 12 hours operation
Time History10ms, 62.5ms, 100ms, 125ms, 250ms, 1/2 sec, 1 sec or 2 sec
Statistical14 independent statistical Ln values calculated from 1/16th LAF
7 preset to L1.0, L5.0, L10.0, L50.0, L90.0, L95.0 & L99.0
RecordingVoice tag and in-measurement audio recording with auto triggers
TimersManual and repeated periodic timed measurements

For more detailed specifications of the hand-held sound level meter please visit the Optimus Green CR1710 environmental noise meter page.

Sound Level Calibrator

StandardsIEC 60942 Class 1
ANSI S1.40 Class 1
Sound Level94.0dB ± 0.2dB
Frequency1 kHz ± 1%
Distortion< 2%
Power1 x 9v (PP3, 6LR61, 6F22

For more detailed information please visit the Class 1 Sound Level Calibrator page.