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Integrating-averaging Sound Level Meter and Spectrum Analyser

Class 2 integrating Sound Level Meter expandable to 1/1-octave band Spectrum Analyser

  • Class 2 Sound Level Meter
  • Real-time octave band Spectral Analyser (Optional)
  • Room acoustics: NC evaluation, measurement of the reverberation time (Optional)
  • Dosimeter Module for the assessment of noise in the workplace (Optional)
  • Measures all parameters simultaneously with A, C & Z frequency-weightings
  • Single range

Main Features

The SC160 is a user-friendly, low cost, class 2 integrating sound level meter. The SC160 can be used as either a sound level meter or as a spectrum analyser and room noise evaluator by NC curves.

The sound level meter mode is ideal for measuring overall sound pressure levels. The SC160 measures all functions simultaneously with all the frequency weightings and calculates statistical data as maximum and minimum values and percentiles.

Thanks to its modular platform, the SC160 can be expanded with advanced measurement options, such as octave band spectrum analysis, dosimeter analysis or reverberation time measurement.

The spectrum analyser mode allows you simultaneously and in real-time to measure the sound pressure levels and the peak level for octave bands, centred on the frequencies 31.5, 63, 125, 250, 500, 1000, 2000, 4000, 8000 and 16000 Hz (without frequency weighting) and the global values with all frequency weightings.

The data measured and recorded by the SC160 can be transferred to a personal computer, so data is available in electronic format.

The microphone is detachable. It can therefore be uncoupled and moved away from the SC160 by means of an extension cable (CNR-ITV).

Optional modules

FB160 - Module for frequency analysis in octaves bands

What does it measure?

31.5 Hz to 16 kHz octave band filters analysis.
Allows you to assess noise in real time using the NC and NR curves criterion.


  • Sound insulation measurements
  • Noise measurement for air conditioning installations ( HVAC)
  • Frequency analysis of industrial noise, environmental and labour
  • Background noise in rooms

Module for the measurement of reverberation time

What does it measure?

The simultaneous measurement of reverberation times by the interrupted noise method for the octave bands, the automatic detection of the decay curve and its slope estimation through a least square approximation.


  • Evaluation of the reverberation time of rooms 
  • Measurement of sound absorption in a reverberation room 
  • Measurement of soud insulation in buildings and of construction materials

Dosimeter module for the assessment of noise in the workplace

What does it measure?

This dosimeter module allows you to simultaneously measure all parameters needed to assess the levels of noise to which workers are exposed when wearing hearing protectors, or not, (SNR, HML, Octaves).  


  • Industrial acoustic
  • Noise measurements for air conditioning installations (HVAC)
  • Frequency analysis of industrial noise, environmental and labour
  • Background noise in rooms

Standards and certificates

Table of standards

IEC 61672-1:2002_2
Class 2 Sound level meter
IEC 60651:2001_2
Class 2 Sound level meter
IEC 60804:2000_2
Class 2 Integrating sound level
IEC 61260:1995_2
/A1:2001 Class 2 Filters
OIML R 58:1998_2
Class 2 Sound level meter
OIML R 88:1998_2
Class 2 Integrating sound level
OIML R 130:2001_2
Class 2 Filters
ANSI S1.4-1983(R2006)_2
/ANSI S1.4a-1985(R2006) Class 2 Sound level meter
ANSI S1.43-1997(R2007)_2
Class 2 Integrating sound level
ANSI S1.11-2004(R2009)_2
Class 2 Filters
EN 60651:1994_2
/A1:1994/A2:2001 Class 2 Sound level meter
EN 60804:2000_2
Class 2 Integrating sound level
EN 61260:1995_2
/A1:2001 Class 2 Filters
Complies with 2014/30/UE and EMC 2014/35/UE regulations

Type-approval Certificates

10/09/2003: Model Approval
23/06/2005: Non-substantial modification

29/11/2004: Type-approval Certificate

PC Software

CESVA Capture Studio

CAPTURE Studio is a comprehensive software application that allows you to: configure all the parameters of the instrument on just one screen, retrieve & display data from the instrument in real time (increasing the capacity of the registers because it is limited by the available memory of the PC), download registers from the instrument memory to a PC, erase the instrument memory (so the instrument will be empty & so you will have the full capacity to save the new measurements), display the data files graphically and numerically, convert them into different formats (.txt, .xls, .mdb), copy the graphic and numeric information supplied by the software (to create personalized reports) and save the files in its own *.ccf format (which then cannot be changed and guarantees their total integrity and legality).

CAPTURE Studio provides you with a convenient, easy-to-use environment for obtaining digital data acquired by the instrument.

CAPTURE Studio has been designed as a work environment for the new range of CESVA products. Software available for Cesva sound level meters, vibrometers and dosimeters.

Complete sets


Set consisting of SC160 sound level meter, CB004 Sound level calibrator, TR040 tripod, ML060 transporting briefcase


Set consisting of: SC160 sound level meter, CB004 Sound level calibrator, ML010 transporting briefcase


Set consisting of SC160 sound level meter, CB004 Sound level calibrator, TR040 tripod, ML040 transporting briefcase

Optional accessories


Microphone extension cable 10 m


Serial-USB Converter cable


AC output audio cable


3 m extension rod for microphones. Adaptor for microphone supplied.


Tripod for sound level meter, dosimeter and microphone. Maximum height 1.1 meters.


Tripod for sound level meter, dosimeter and microphone. Maximum height 1.55 meters.


Tripod Support for cable CNR-ITV, CN105 and CN110.


Outdoor kit


Mains feeder 230 V to 9 V


Mains feeder 110V 60 Hz to  9V


Battery converter 12 V to 9 V


Briefcase (48 x 37 x 16 cm)


Briefcase (39 x 32 x 12 cm)


Special outdoors briefcase (51 x 38 x 15 cm) for Sound Level Meter / Dosimeter / Vibrometer, Sound Calibrator and Tripod