BS EN 61672-1:2003 - Electroacoustics. Sound level meters. Specifications – BSI British Standards

BS EN 61672-1:2003

Electroacoustics. Sound level meters. Specifications

Status : Revised, Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : March 2003 Replaced By : BS EN 61672-1:2013

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Electroacoustics - Sound level meters - Part 1: Specifications

Executive summary

Electroacoustical performance specifications of sound level meters.


This European Standard gives electroacoustical performance specifications for three kinds of sound measuring instruments:

- a conventional sound level meter that measures exponential time-weighted sound level;

- an integrating-averaging sound level meter that measures time-average sound level; and

- an integrating sound level meter that measures sound exposure level.

A single instrument may make any, or all, of the three kinds of measurements. Additional performance specifications are given for the measurement of maximum time-weighted sound level and peak C sound level. Frequency-weighting A is mandatory for all sound level meters specified in this standard.

Sound level meters specified in this standard are intended to measure sounds in the range of human hearing.

Two performance categories, class 1 and class 2, are specified in this standard.

This standard is applicable to a range of designs for sound level meters. Specifications in this standard for the response to sound waves apply without an operator present in the sound field.

History and related standards

This European Standard, in conjunction with BS EN 61672-2, supersedes

BS EN 60651:1994 and BS EN 60804:2001 which are withdrawn.

This European Standard includes the following cross references:

CISPR2 16-1:1999, IEC 60050(801), IEC 60942, IEC 61000-4-2,

IEC 61000-6-2:1999, ISO/IEC GUIDE EXPRES:1995.

Standard NumberBS EN 61672-1:2003
TitleElectroacoustics. Sound level meters. Specifications
StatusRevised, Superseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date25 March 2003
Withdrawn Date31 December 2013
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Replaced ByBS EN 61672-1:2013
ReplacesBS EN 60651:1994, IEC 60651:1979, BS EN 60804:2001, IEC 60804:2001
International RelationshipsEN 61672-1:2003,IEC 61672-1:2002
DescriptorsSound-level meters, Acoustic measurement, Acoustic equipment, Acoustoelectric devices, Performance, Sound intensity, Tolerances (measurement)
Title in FrenchElectroacoustique. Sonometres. Specifications
Title in GermanElektroakustik. Schallpegelmesser. Anforderungen
ISBN0 580 41452 3
File Size792.9 KB

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