Nova 42 - Low-Cost Noise Meter Class 2


A Class 2 entry level low-cost noise meter part of the easy to use Pulsar Nova range. Buy on its own or as a complete noise measurement kit.


  • OLED display can be seen in all conditions
  • Calibration prompt for compliant, accurate measurements
  • Simultaneous measurement of all key parameters
  • Dynamic measurement range of 20 dB(A) to 140 dB(A)
  • Add data logging as an optional upgrade now or later.


  • Ideal for making basic noise level assessments in the workplace including for emergency alarm testing, sound system installation and vehicle noise measurement. 
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High performance without the high price tag!

The Model 42 (class 2) Nova noise meter is an ideal instrument for basic noise level assessments, as with all the Nova range, the meter is compliant with International Occupational Noise or Industrial Hygiene Noise Directives and can be used as part of a company Health and Safety strategy. 

Each Nova Decibel Meter has been designed to be easy to use whilst providing the user with the fundamental parameters required to comply with current legislation. This entry-level instrument can be upgraded to become a data logging meter or more by adding further options as shown in the comparison table below to make it into a very versatile instrument for all your noise level measurements.

The Nova Range consists of six powerful sound level meters. These differ from other sound level meters, as they offer you the unique opportunity to add features either immediately or at a later date so that your sound level meter will always be suitable for your requirements. Compare the different Pulsar Nova Models within the range.

Standard features of the Nova low-cost noise meter

Model 42 Class 2 SPL A C Z (simultaneous measurement) frequency weighting F S & I (simultaneous measurement) Time weighting

  • IEC 61672-1:2013 compliant sound level meters (Complies with IEC 61672-1:2013, IEC 60651:2001, IEC 60804:2000, IEC 61252:1993).
  • OLED display can be seen in all conditions
  • Calibration prompt for compliant, accurate measurements
  • Simultaneous measurement of all key noise parameters
  • Add features now or later so that your meter always suits your budget and needs
  • 20dB(A) to 140dB(A) dynamic measurement range
  • Soft Touch Keypad. Ergonomic design to ensure easy navigation of menu.

Typical applications include:

  • Basic noise level assessments
  • Fire alarm and emergency alarm testing
  • Sound system installation
  • Vehicle noise measurement


The Pulsar Nova ‘AnalyzerPlus’ software package is supplied with all instruments and is used to configure your noise meter. For customers with the data logging option, Pulsar's outstanding Nova AnalyzerPlus software allows the user to download their measurement data onto a PC or laptop for analysis and to create a variety of reports.

The Models 42 meter comes with

  • 1-year warranty (extendable to 7 years*)
  • User manual
  • Valid calibration certificate
  • AA Batteries (6)
  • Wrist strap
  • 'AnalyzerPlus' - Pulsar download analysis and reporting software
  • USB small download cable

To qualify for the 7-year warranty, you will need to send your Pulsar Nova back to us annually for recalibration and service whereupon the warranty is extended for a further 12 months for up to 7 years.

Also available as a noise measurement kit

Each Model 42K (Class 2) noise measurement equipment kit contains:

  • Model 42 Nova Noise Meter
  • Model 106 (Class 2) Acoustic Calibrator
  • WS90 Windshield
  • K4 Hard Kit Case
  • Wrist Strap
  • AA batteries
  • Calibration Certificates for the sound level meter and acoustic calibrator and user manual
  • Pulsar ‘AnalyzerPlus’ download, analysis and reporting software (with data logging variants only)
  • USB small download cable (with data logging variants only)

A lightweight outdoor noise monitoring kit can be supplied for the Nova decibel meters as an option for short term noise measurement outside.  

The Pulsar Nova range of sound level meters can be supplied with a number of input and output cables.  Please contact us for more information. 

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