Provides for four types of meter, viz. Types 0 and 1 for laboratory and precision use, Type 2 for general field applications, and Type 3 for field noise survey applications, with one or more frequency-weighting characteristics A, B and C and one or more time-weighting characteristics S, F, I and P. Specifies the directional frequency-weighting and amplifier, time-weighting, detector and indicator characteristics, and sensitivity to various environments, and includes electrical and acoustical tests. Is technically equivalent to IEC 651 and includes an annex showing deviations from IEC 651.
Superseded 'in part' by AS IEC 61672.2 2004 : Electroacoustics - Sound level meters - Pattern evaluation tests and
AS IEC 61672.1 2004 : Electroacoustics - Sound level meters - Specifications.