For anyone that is measuring sound, you’ve probably come across the term Leq or Equivalent Continuous Sound Level. But what is it and how can it help us when measuring noise with a sound level meter?
May 18th – May 23rd 2015 is Noise Action Week. As we’re dedicated to noise measurement, it’s certainly something we’re keen to promote. So, here’s an overview of what Noise Action Week is all about, how you can get involved and ways of dealing with neighbourhood noise nuisance.
Do you calibrate a sound level meter frequently? Most sound level meter users know they must calibrate their sound level meters but a question I get asked frequently is “how often?” Here’s my best practice advice so you can calibrate with confidence.
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When more detailed information about a complex sound is needed, the frequency range of 20Hz to 20kHz can be split into sections or bands. This is done electronically within a sound level meter.Read More »
We’ve covered the differences between Class and Type in sound level meter standards in a previous post but what the differences between a Class 1 and Class 2 sound level meter?
Cirrus Product Updates
We are delighted to announce that the optimus red and optimus green sound level meters have been Type Approved by the PTB in Germany!Read More »
Often the sound energy from a noise source will be spread over a wide band of frequencies. Sometimes a noise source will emit noise that is concentrated in a narrow part of the spectrum or contains a high proportion of energy at a single frequency (a “pure tone”). This is referred to as tonal noise.Read More »