TSI Quest SoundPro SE-DL Series

TSI Quest SoundPro SE-DL Series Sound Level Meters and Real-Time Analyzers help provide advanced sound level monitoring and comprehensive data analysis. Instruments are available in Class/Type 1 and Class/Type 2 models. A large screen display allows for real-time frequency analysis and data-storing capabilities make it easy to post-process and evaluate workplace noise levels.
  • ANSI and IEC standards compliant
  • Available in Class/Type 1 Precisions or Class/Type 2 General Purpose models
  • Two “virtual” sound level meters running simultaneously
  • Concurrent A-weighted and C-weighted measurements
  • Programmable and level-triggered start and stop
  • A, C and Z (flat) frequency weighting
  • Fast, slow, and IEC impulse time response\
  • Selectable thresholds 10 dB – 140 dB
  • 3, 4, 5, 6 dB exchange rates
  • Luminescent keypad and backlit display
  • SD memory card slot
  • USB communications port and serial RS-232 output
  • Display adjustable among multiple languages
  • Time history data logging with 1 second to 60 minute intervals*
  • Back erase function
  • Noise dose calculation/dosimetry function
*DL only Optional Features and Expanded Capabilities
  • Full (1/1) octave band real-time analysis
  • Third (1/3) octave band real-time analysis
  • SoundPro Outdoor Measuring System
  • Option-1: Speech Intelligibility (STI-PA) and Acoustic Spectral Curves
  • Option-2: Speech Intelligibility (STI-PA) with accessories and Acoustic Spectral Curves
  • Reverberation: Reverberation measurement and RT60 analysis (Part Number: 053-768)
  • Audiometric calibration kit configurations
  • GPS data incorporation (using compatible GPS receiver)
  • Optional microphones in 1/4”, 1/2”, and 1” sizes
  • Detection Management Software | Offers a variety of functionality allowing the ability to intuitively interpret measurements and generate reports for export and sharing of results.
  • Occupational noise evaluations
  • Environmental noise assessments
  • General sound and frequency analysis
  • Automotive design and vehicle noise evaluations
  • Building acoustics, including STI-PA method
  • HVAC testing per NEBB
  • Selection of hearing protection
Display LanguagesEnglish, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Portuguese
User Interface10 pushbuttons and 4 soft keys, menu driven
Display TypeTransflective 128 X 64 Dot Matrix LCD with additional backlighting
Conformance to Standards
EMC RequirementsEN/IEC 61326-1(2005) Group 1, Class B Emissions/Industrial Location Immunity. CFR:47 (2008) Part 15 - Meets FCC Class B Emissions
Performance RequirementsEN/IEC 61672-1(2002), ANSI S1.4 (R2006), ANSI S1.43(R2007), EN/IEC 61260 (2001), ANSI S1.11 (R2009), (also meets requirements of former standards IEC 60651 and 60804)
IEC60268-16 (2003) with Speech
Intelligibility option
Safety RequirementsIEC61010-1 (2010)
CertificationsCE Mark, WEEE, RoHS
Physical Characteristics
Size3.1”W x 11.1”H x 1.6” thick (with preamp & microphone)
7.9 cm x 28.2 cm x 4.1 cm
Weight0.54 kg or 1.2 lbs. (including batteries)
HousingStainless fiber filled ABS polycarbonate with additional internal EM/RFI shielding
Tripod MountStandard photographic mount on rear accepts ¼”- 20 screw threads
TemperatureOperating-10ºC to +50ºC (<± 0.5 dB effect)
Storage-25ºC to +70ºC
Humidity10% to 90% RH, non-condensing
External FieldsElectric – 10 V/meter, 1 kHz modulated, 30 MHz – 1 GHz,<55 dBC; magnetic - 80 A/m, 50/60 Hz, no significant effect
ParametersSPL, LMax, LMin, LPk(peak), LEQ/LAVG, SEL, LN (selectable L1 to L99), TWA, Taktm, Taktmx, Dose, PDose, Exposure (Pa2H/Pa2S), LDN, CNEL, PTWA, LC-A
Ranges120 dB+ (A-weighted) total dynamic measurement range over 8 individual ranges of 90 dB (A-weighted) each (with filters - 80 dB ranges)
Overall measurement range 0 dB to 140 dB
Peak RangeUp to 143 dB using standard BK4936 microphone;
higher with optional microphones and preamps
Frequency WeightingA, C, Z and F (Flat)
Response TimeFast, Slow, IEC Impulse
Exchange Rates3, 4, 5, and 6 dB
Criterion Level40 to 100 dB
Upper Limit Time Logging10 to 140 dB selectable
Run ModesLevel triggered run/pause, clock/date triggered power on and run for programmed duration, external logic input run/pause, and keypad initiated run/pause for programmed duration
Measurement ReferencesSPL114 dB
Frequency1 kHz
Direction0 degrees using free-field response
Electrical Characteristics
Batteries4 disposable AA alkaline cells, typically >10 hours
continuous use without backlight (SLM only without
filters activated); optional nickel metal hydride (NiMH)
cells, typically 10+ hours (SLM only)
External DC Power Input100 – 240 VAC, 47-63 Hz transformed to 9 VDC
Standard MicrophonesClass/Type 1 Precision – BK4936
Class/Type 2 General Purpose – QE7052; other optional types and sizes available from ¼” to 1” prepolarized or standard condenser types
Microphone PolarizationSelectable 0 volts or 200 volts (Class/Type 1 models only)
Microphone SensitivitySelectable nominal values in decibels relevant to 1 Volt/Pa
Meter Input Impedance20 kΩ in series with 11 μF capacitance, with 100 pF capacitance to ground
Remote CableWill drive up to 15 meters of cable with negligible signal loss
PreamplifierRemovable preamp directly accepts ½” (0.52” or 13.2 mm) microphone; other sizes require adapter
Preamplifier Input ImpedanceGreater than 1 GΩ; less than 2pF
Logging and Storage
LoggingDL Models only. LMax, LMin, LPk(peak), LN, LEQ/LAVG may be logged at 11 selectable intervals from one second to 60 minutes to the included SD (secure digital) memory card. Use TSI Quest Detection Management Software DMS to interpret data files
Summary DataAll session/study data is stored to the SD card. Summary data may be interpreted with TSI Quest Detection Management Software DMS, or exported to spreadsheet or XML file with an available utility
MemoryAccepts 32 MB to 32 GB SD memory cards. Card included with all models and stores multiple summary sessions/studies and for setup storage (Contact factory for preferred SD card manufacturers)
Ports and Connections
Power JackExternal power supply 9-16 VDC
AC/DC Output3.5 mm stereo (tip-AC, Ring-DC, Ring2-Ground)
10 Pin Auxiliary ConnectorRS-232, 3 digital outputs, 1 digital input
USBConforms to USB 2.0, mini-USB connector
Special Functions
Back EraseSelectable 1 to 20 seconds removal of measurement data (data removed by back erasing and retained in session file)
Security4 digit code protection for Runs and Setups available
Optional AcousticNoise Criterion (NC) Curves, Preferred Noise
Spectral CurvesCriterion (PNC) Curves, Room Criterion (RC) Curves, Balanced Noise Criterion (NCB) Curves, Noise Rating (NR) Curves, Audiometric Room Curves (per ANSI S3.1, per OSHA Hearing Conservation Amendment, and per ISO Hearing Screen for Audiology Booths)
Optional Speech Intelligibility FunctionFirmware can be installed in the SoundPro series to allow the testing and evaluation of intelligibility of human speech through public address (PA), fire alarm and mass notification systems (MNS), the STI-PA method in accordance with IEC 60268-16 and NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm Code. Results are in STI or CIS. On meter post-processing available.
Optional Reverberation Time (RT-60)Used to measure decay time or acoustic decay
performance of a room or closed space
HistoryComplete calibration history with post study verification logged with calibration history
Octave and Third Octave Filters (optional)
(base-10 bands, as recommended by IEC61260 [2001])
Full Octave Filters11 bands with center frequencies from 16 Hz to 16 kHz
Third Octave Filters33 bands with center frequencies from 12.5 Hz to 20 kHz
Sound Pro Models: Type/Class 2Summary Data LoggingTime History / Data Logging1/1 Octave RTA1/3 Octave RTA
SE 1/1 Octave RTA (SP-SE-2-1/1)++
SE 1/1 & 1/3 Octave RTA (SP-SE-2-1/3)+++
DL Data Logging SLM (SP-DL-2)++
DL 1/1 Octave Data Logging RTA (SP-DL-2-1/1)+++
DL 1/1 & 1/3 Octave Data Logging RTA (SP-DL-2-1/3)++++
Sound Pro Models: Type/Class 1Summary Data LoggingTime History / Data Logging1/1 Octave RTA1/3 Octave RTA
SE Sound Level Meter (SP-SE-1)+
SE 1/1 Octave RTA (SP-SE-1-1/1)++
SE 1/1 & 1/3 Octave RTA (SP-SE-1-1/3)+++
DL Data Logging SLM (SP-DL-1)++
DL 1/1 Octave Data Logging RTA (SP-DL-1-1/1)+++
DL 1/1 & 1/3 Octave Data Logging RTA (SP-DL-1-1/3)++++
Add-On FeaturesCompatible with the following SoundPro Sound Level Meter Models
Option 1: Speech Intelligibility (STI-PA) and Acoustic Spectral CurvesSP-SE-2-1/1, SP-SE-2-1/3, SP-SE-1-1/1, SP-SE-1-1/3, SP-DL-2-1/1, SP-DL-2-1/3, SP-DL-1-1/1, SP-DL-1-1/3
Option 2: Speech Intelligibility (STI-PA) with accessories and Acoustic Spectral CurvesSP-SE-2-1/1, SP-SE-2-1/3, SP-SE-1-1/1, SP-SE-1-1/3, SP-DL-2-1/1, SP-DL-2-1/3, SP-DL-1-1/1, SP-DL-1-1/3
Reverberation: Reverberation measurement and RT60 analysis (part number 053-768)SP-SE-2-1/1, SP-SE-2-1/3, SP-SE-1-1/1, SP-SE-1-1/3, SP-DL-2-1/1, SP-DL-2-1/3, SP-DL-1-1/1, SP-DL-1-1/3
Standard Microphone++
Optional Microphone++++
Type 1 Microphone: +/- 1 dB+++++
Type 2 Microphone: +/- 2 dB+
Industrial Hygeine/Workplace Safety++++
Product Sound Design - Automotive, Appliances, etc.+++++
Military/Gun Range+ (160 dB)
Audiometric Booth+
Microphone Diameter1/2"1/2"1/4"1/2"1/2"1"
Free Field Microphone+++++
Random Incidence Microphone+
Pressure Microphone+
High Frequency (greater than 10kHz)+++++