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Sound Level MeasurementClass 1 Sound Level Meter for Sound and Noise Level Measurement

Dewesoft class 1 sound level meter is the golden standard for sound and noise measurement. They are extremely easy to set up and friendly to use. Maximum accuracy is assured with certified compliance with international standards. The Dewesoft sound level meters are always at the heart of sound analysis and are suitable for any sort of acoustic measurement.

An industry-leading 7-year warranty, free lifetime software updates, and free technical support ensure that your investment is safe and protected.











Sound pressure

Sound pressure

USB 2.0

USB 2.0

High-speed video

High-speed video



Shock rating 100g

Shock rating 100g

Sound Level Measurement highlights

Supported Standard

IEC 61672 Class 1 sound level meter and IEC 60651, IEC 60804.

Unmatched Flexibility

SLM supports measurements in either air or water and can be combined with all other physical measurement parameters, vehicle bus systems, video, GPS, and other math to build a thorough image of your entire measurement.

High Dynamic Range

Our top-class data acquisition hardware with 160 dB dynamic range supports all types of microphones no matter if they require 200 V external polarization or constant current (CCLD, IEPE). If the microphones have TEDS information then it will automatically be used for the measurements. The data acquisition system can be scaled for any number of microphones, which can be effortlessly calibrated with a calibrator.

Advanced Math - All at the Same Time

Predefined standard frequency weighting  A, B, C, D, and Z), time weighting (Fast, Slow, or Impulse), sound pressure level, equivalent, peak, minimum & maximum sound pressure levels, sound energy, impulsivity of sound, statistical noise level (LAF1, 5, 10, 50, 90, 95 and 99 % classes of values) are all available at the same time.

Rich Visualization

Flexible displays offering digital meters, analog bars, time-domain recorders, narrowband FFT, and octave analyzers can be freely combined to show your SLM data in real-time as well as in post-processing.

IEC/ANSI Acoustic Calibration Services

We offer traceable acoustic calibration services according to international IEC and ANSI standards and ensure that your instrument accurately indicates the required measurement parameters. Calibrations are documented, traceable, and digitally signed in cooperation with an accredited calibration laboratory.

Dewesoft quality and 7-year warranty

Enjoy our industry-leading 7-year warranty. Our data acquisition systems are made in Europe, utilizing only the highest build quality standards. We offer free and customer-focused technical support. Your investment into the Dewesoft solutions is protected for years ahead.

Class 1 Sound Level Meter

Class 1 sound level meter is designed to meet the requirements of IEC 61672. This standard specifies two levels of performance, Class 1 and Class 2, with Class 1 being effectively more accurate.

Within the standard are a set of performance criteria that a sound noise meter must meet and each of these has a tolerance associated with it.

Dewesoft sound meter and sound level software module allows calculating typical parameters for the sound level measurements from a single microphone. It offers typical sound level meter calculations.

Together with our high-end DAQ system hardware, it fulfills all the requirements for the Class I sound level meter.

Real-time Sound Analysis

Dewesoft sound level meter solution provides real-time octave filters in order to analyze a signal and output frequency domain data. The  Octave Analysis option provides a time-based real-time octave band and 1/3 octave band measurements.

Additionally, 1/n octave can be post-processed for requirements that need 1/6 octave, 1/12 octave, and 1/24 octave band spectral analysis.

Microphone Calibration

In order to make scientific sound measurements with a microphone sensor, a precise microphone sensitivity must be known. Microphone calibration will enable confidence in the performed measurements.

Since the calibration may change over the lifetime of the device, it is necessary to regularly calibrate the measurement microphone accurately.

Our solution allows a microphone to be calibrated in several different ways inside the Dewesoft X software:

  • Calibration with TEDS: the sensitivity of the microphone is written on the TEDS chip, and the software will read it.

  • With an external microphone calibrator: calibration of the microphone is possible directly with the microphone calibrator directly inside our Dewesoft X data acquisition software.

  • With the manufacturer calibration certificate: simply enter the sensitivity into the microphone channel configuration of the microphone.

Dewesoft also provides professional certified IEC/ANSI acoustic calibrations for all your sound sensors.

Frequency Weighting Analysis

Frequency weighted noise measurements offer convenient ways to measure sound and sound frequency range. Dewesoft uses each of these frequency weighting algorithms for different types of measurements.

  • A-weighting is applied to measured sound levels in an effort to account for the relative loudness perceived by the human ear. The human ear is less sensitive to low and high audio frequencies.

  • B-weighting is the best weighting to use for music listening purposes.

  • C-weighting is used for high-level noise measurements.

  • D-weighting was specifically designed for use when measuring high-level aircraft noise in accordance with the IEC 537 measurement standard. The large peak in the D-weighting curve reflects the fact that humans hear random noise differently from pure tones, an effect that is particularly pronounced around 6 kHz.

  • Z-weighting is linear at all frequencies and it has the same effect on all measured values.

Time Weighting Analysis

Sound level measurement using any grade of a sound level meter can be fast, slow, or impulse time-weighted. These weightings date back to the time when sound level meters had analog meters and defined the speed at which the meter moved.

  • Fast: the needle would move fast to show quickly varying noise. Fast corresponds to a 125 ms time constant.

  • Slow: the needle would be damped to smooth the noise out to be easier to read. Slow corresponds to a 1-second time constant.

  • Impulse: the impulse time weighting is about four times faster than Fast, with a short rising time constant but a slow falling constant. Impulse has a rise time constant of 35 ms and a fall time constant of 1,5 s.

Calculated Sound Parameters

The Dewesoft sound level meter calculates several parameters and channels in real-time during the measurement. Some of the automatic calculations are:

  • Frequency weighting: LFTp - time and frequency weighted sound pressure level (SPL) already scaled to decibel (dB) value.

  • Time weighing

  • Lpk weighting: LLpkpk value, which shows the current maximum value of the sound levels.

  • Frequency weighting raw: F weighted raw value shows the frequency weighted time curve of sound in the Pascal units. 

  • Classified sound levels: Classified sound levels. Each calculated value is put in the classes and then we can choose to see LAF 1, 5, 10, 50, 90, 95, and 99% classes of values.

  • Lp (SPL): Time and frequency-weighted sound pressure level (SPL) already scaled to the dB (decibel) value.

  • Lim: This value tells the impulsivity of the sound and is the impulse-weighted equivalent.

  • LE: This is the value which is the frequency-weighted sound energy.

True Peak Level

The true peak level shows the real peak value of the input signal in dB (decibel). The sound pressure level (SPL) always contains a time weighting filter, which has an influence on the peak value.

The sound pressure level does not reach that high value, no matter if we select F, S, or I time weighting. The LCpk, however, shows the “true peak”. 

Sound Level Meter Training Resources

  • Sound level meter online software manual

  • Dewesoft online PRO training > Sound level meter

  • Dewesoft online PRO training > Sound pressure measurement

  • Dewesoft online PRO training > Sound power measurement

  • Sound power webinar

  • Sound intensity webinar

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