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basic sound level meter hire

This sound level meter is available for hire for periods of one week or longer. As a basic (not integrating and not calibrated) meter, it is intended for basic noise measurement where the regulations don't demand anything more.


  • Sound level spot-checks
  • Offices, hospital wards and similar low-noise environments

Main Features

  • Large, backlit display
  • 30 to 130 dB(A) with auto ranging
  • Multiple frequency and time weightings
  • Maximum and minimum sound level

Hire Kit Includes

  • NM102 Sound Level Meter
  • Windshield
  • Battery
Hire Period:


The NM102 is a low cost noise meter for basic surveys and sound level checks. It has many features, such as Fast and Slow time response, A and C frequency weighting and Max/Min measurements.

The backlight makes it ideal for use in low-light environments.

Limitations of Use

While the NM102 is an accurate and full-featured sound level meter, it is not provided with a traceable calibration certificate and so is not suitable for measurements to be used for legal purposes.

Please see the Applications tab for more information.

Basic Noise Measurements

The NM102 covers a wide range of measurements, auto-ranging from 30 to 130 dB(A).

  • The NM102 covers a wide range of measurements, auto-ranging from 30 to 130 dB(A).
  • Low light environments such as pubs and clubs
  • Quick spot checks of sound levels
  • Setting up noise warning signs


If there are noise regulations to follow then first check what grade of sound level meter you need. For sound level meters that meet the noise at work and environmental noise demands please visit one of the pages below:

Using the NM102 Sound Level Meter

The NM102 Noise Meter has been designed to be quick and easy to use. The auto-range feature means that you do not have to select the measurement range before making measurements, which is a problem with most sound level meters.

With this meter you just switch on and it starts measuring the "A" weighted, Fast Sound Level, which is ideal for most applications.

Main Buttons

A/C Switches between "A" weighting and "C" weighting. For more information on these visit our Frequency Weightings page.

Fast/Slow Switches between Fast time weighting and Slow time weighting. For more information please visit our Time Weightings page.

Hold Holds the sound level that is currently shown on the meter - freezes the display.

Max/Min Shows the maximum or minimum sound level.

Display4 digit LCD with back light
Resolution/Accuracy0.1dB / ±1.5 dB (ref 94 dB @ 1 kHz)
Frequency Range31.5 Hz to 8 kHz
Level Range30 to 130 dB(A), 35 to 130 dB(C)
Frequency WeightingA and C
Time WeightingFast (125 ms) and Slow (1s)
Dynamic Range50 dB
BatteryOne 9V battery
Battery LifeApprox. 50 hours
Temp & Humidity5°C to 40°C below 80% RH
Dimensions200 x 55 x 38 mm, 170g (including battery)