Pulsar Instruments plc

- Model 14 - Digital Sound Level Meter



This popular device is an entry level meter for general purpose, ideal for those applications where a sound level meter would be useful but a high specification meter would be too expensive.


Many industrial, construction, installation, environmental, sporting or entertainment applications need a simple, yet compliant method to determine whether there is, or is not, a genuine noise issue. Once this has been established, a sensible plan of action can be implemented. This low cost Digital Sound Level Meter  is very easy to use, whilst meeting the requirements of the latest international sound level meter standard IEC 61672 at Class 2 (Type 2) accuracy.

The Pulsar Model 14 Digital Sound Level Meter has a large and easy to read display, which shows the Sound Pressure Level (SPL) in decibels. You can select either the standard 'A' frequency-weighting dB(A) or the alternative 'C' frequency-weighting dB(C).

The Maximum Hold function allows the unit to freeze the display showing the highest level measured. This is very useful where the allowable level is given in terms of a maximum (LAFmax or LCFmax).


  • Measurement range: Low: 35dB(A) to 130dB(A) - High: 65dB(A) to 130dB(A)
  • Frequency weighting: dB(A) & dB(C) to IEC 61672: 2002-1 Class 2
  • Measurement Functions: LAF, LCF, LAFMax, LCFMax
  • Power: 1 X 9V battery - External DC Power
  • Microphone 1/2' pre-polarised electret condenser
  • Weight: 227 grams


The Pulsar 14 digital sound level meter is ideal for a wide range of work-based sound measurement and noise survey applications that require a ‘simple to use’ yet inexpensive meter. These include:

  • Workplace noise
  • Environmental measurements
  • Construction
  • Installation
  • Vehicle noise
  • Hobby / Sports noise
  • Fire alarm testing
  • Nuisance noise

Often the above applications need a simple, yet compliant method to determine whether there is, or is not, a genuine noise issue. Once this has been established sensible actions can then be implemented.  This device is also suitable for use in an educational environment such as schools or colleges.

Because of its compact dimensions, the Pulsar Model 14 is ideal where a larger instrument would be too conspicuous or cumbersome.

The Pulsar Model 14 is also useful for the investigation of environmental noise complaints as the instrument features a low range reading down to 35dB(A).

The small size of the unit allows it to be carried in the pocket or over the shoulder in its carry pouch so that measurements can be made without the operator being the centre of attention.


Model 14 Accessories

  • The Model 14 sound level meter comes supplied with:
  • Operating manual
  • Certificate of calibration
  • 1 X 9V Battery
  • Calibration screwdriver
  • Windshield
  • 12 months warranty extendable to 7 years*

* To qualify for the 7 year warranty, you will to send your Pulsar Model 14 back to us annually for service and recalibration where upon the warranty is extended for a further 12 months for up to 7 year.  

The instrument can be supplied as part of a complete noise measurement equipment kit, containing everything you need to carry out a noise survey.

Each Model 14K noise measurement kit comes complete with:

  • Model 14 Sound Level Meter
  • Model 106 Acoustic Calibrator
  • WS30 Windshield
  • CP1 Carrying Pouch
  • Certificates of calibration for the sound level meter and its acoustic calibrator
  • Operating manuals
  • Batteries (9V for the meter and 9V for the acoustic calibrator)

  • Applicable standards:
    • IEC 61672:2002-1 Class 2
    • IEC 60651:1979 Type 2
  • Measurement Range: 35dB(A) to 130dB(A), 40dB(C) to 130dB(C)
  • Range Information:
    • L (Low) = 35dB(A) to 100dB(A)
    • H (High) = 65dB(A) to 130dB(A)
  • Frequency Weighting: dB(A) & dB(C) to IEC 61672: 2002-1 Class 2
  • Time Weighting: Fast to IEC 61672:2002-1 Class 2
  • Display Functions: Normal (Sound Level), Maximum Hold
  • Measurement Functions: LAF, LCF, LAFMax, LCFMax
  • Display Flags:
    • Overload (Green Light),
    • Under range (Red Light)
    • Maximum Hold (HOLD), Low battery (LOWBAT)
  • Display: 3 1/2” digit LCD with 0,1dB Resolution
  • Outputs: AC Out Max output = 2V
  • Power: 1 x 9V (6F22, PP3), External DC Power, 7V to 10V
  • Microphone: 1/2” pre-polarised electret condenser (Typically Type MK:268)
  • Temperature:
    • Operating: -10°C to +50°C,
    • Storage: -20°C to +60°C
  • Dimensions: Length 248mm, Width 66mm, Depth 30mm
  • Weight: 227 gms (8oz) with battery
  • CE classification:
    • EMC EN50081-1, EN 50082-1
    • Safety EN 61010-1, 1993 portable equipment pollution category 2

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