1565-E Sound-Level Meter

  • 35 to 130 dB in 2 ranges Lo and Hi
  • ANSI S1.4-1983 Type 2
  • A and C weighting
  • Fast/slow meter response
  • Easy to use
  • Battery operated
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The 1565-E a general purpose soundlevel meter, ideal for measurements required by OSHA and for general noise surveys. This popular meter
weighs less than 1 pound, features simple push-button on operation on, battery power, and 1/2” electret condenser microphone.

The 1565-E is delivered with carrying case, adjustment screwdriver, windscreen and 9 V alkaline battery.


Sound level range: 35 to 130 dB re 20 μN/m2
Sound level accuracy: ±1.5 dB
Frequency range: 31.5 Hz to 8 kHz
Weighting: A and C
Output: 3.5 mm mini-jack
ac Output: >0.65 Vrms behind 600 Ω at full scale; will drive oscilloscope
or low-impedance headphones
dc Output: 10 mV/dB
Display: 3-1/2 digit LCD display, full scale sound-level range set by
Range select switch, greater than 10 dB portion of scale for soundlevel
comparisons on 2 ranges, and low end of sound-level range set
by range select switch.
Power: One 9V alkaline batteries supplied, provides 50+ hours of
Temperature: 0 to 50°C operating
-40 to +60°C storage, with batteries removed
Humidity: <95% RH non-condensing
Weight: 0.21 kg (7 oz) net, 1.4 kg (3 lb) shipping
Dimensions: 24 cm H x 6.8 cm W x 2.5 cm D (9.45” x 2” x 1”)
Accessories supplied: Instruction manual, windscreen, adjustment
screwdriver and carrying case
Additional Specifi cations
Standard: Conforms to ANSI S1.4-1983 Type 2 and
IEC61672-1:2013 Class 2
Dynamic range: 55 dB with 2 ranges Lo and Hi
Ranges: Lo: 35 - 90 dB and Hi: 75 - 130 dB
Time weighting: rms response with fast 125 mS and slow 1 s
Microphone: 1/2” electret condenser microphone
Resolution: 0.1 dB
Calibration: Internal oscillator at 1 kHz and 94 dB
Recommended calibration interval: 12 months