What is a sound level meter?

August 13, 2019

A sound level meter (SLM) is an instrument (commonly hand-held) that is designed to measure sound levels in a standardized way. It responds to sound in...

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B&K 2245 – from drawing board to release

July 9, 2019

From the release of the world’s first transistorized and hand-held sound level meter, through the early digital and modular software-driven sound level meters...

Case story:  Monitoring noise to prevent mill damage

January 3, 2019

With the goal of increasing productivity and reducing operational downtime on mills, the Australian consultancy Manta Controls has developed an acoustic...

How weather affects environmental noise measurements

December 20, 2018

The customer wants the report by next week and you are waiting for suitable weather conditions before you can measure. In practice, meteorology requirements...

Is it time to invest in a new sound level or vibration meter?

October 24, 2018

You’ve been working with your trusty old sound level meter for over a decade now. You know it back to front. You can navigate quickly through the setup menus...

The historical milestones that shaped the sound level meter of today

September 28, 2018

With the relentless advance of technology, the sound level meters of today are very different creatures to those of the Sixties. This blog post looks at the...

18 tips for successful sound level meter measurements

September 18, 2018

Conducting sound measurements requires a sound level meter of course, but the sound level meter itself is only one of the many things you need to remember when...

A peek under the hood of a Type 2250 sound level meter

September 10, 2018

Brüel & Kjær has a long history of building sound level meters and many acoustic consultants have trusted this equipment for their daily work. Sound level...

Guide: Lifetime cost of ownership for class 1 sound level meters

August 27, 2018

So you’re looking to purchase a new class 1 sound level meter. There are many options out there, and many factors to take into consideration – the initial...

Sound level meter platform that equips you for any measurement task

August 27, 2018

With a wide range of sound measurement tasks, VM Acoustics needed a sound measurement unit that could serve all their needs reliably.