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Bruel & Kjaer 2250 Sound Level Meter - Home Page


The B&K 2250 multi-function meter is designed for all sound and vibration measurements, analysis and recording applications. This page describes the main features

For information on other features, options and accessories click any relevant blue link

Bruel & Kjaer 2250 Sound Level Meter
B&K 2250 : Home Page
B&K 2250 : Specifications
Software included
BZ 5503 : PC Utility Software
BZ 7222 : Sound Analysis
BZ 7223 : Frequency Analysis
BZ 7224 : Logging
BZ 7225 : Enhanced Logging : new 2017
BZ 7226 : Sound/Vibration Recording
Other options available
BZ 7227 : Reverberation Time
BZ 7228 : Sound Insulation
BZ 7230 : FFT Measurement
BZ 7231 : Tone Assessment
B&K 2250 Detailed Image
Bruel & Kjaer 2250 : Precision Multifunction Sound Analyser £ 25 a day *
All our B&K 2250 Sound Level Meters include the Sound Analysis, Frequency Analysis, Logging, Enhanced Logging and the Sound/Vibration Software listed above. Click a link for details
Class 1 measurements to latest standards
Environmental noise assessment and monitoring
Noise at Work assessment - Sound Exposure
Product development, quality control
Sound Recording - overall and event
Frequency and Time Histories, Broadband and Spectra
Vibration - see the B&K 2250 Sound and Vibration Analysers
Microphone included, accelerometer or direct signal input optional
Large, high-resolution, touch sensitive colour screen
Data storage on plug-in memory cards
Standard USB computer interface
Dynamic range in excess of 120 dB
Real-time analysis in 1/1 and 1/3 Octave Bands and FFT option
3 Hz - 20 kHz broadband linear frequency range
Plug-in rechargeable Li-ion battery ≥ 8 hours
Options included and available see the lists above
Forget about input ranging
24-bit recording captures the tiniest whisper and the loudest bang in the same recording without clipping, compression or range adjustment. This feature also makes recording suitable for re-analysis during post-processing to extract additional information and run more complex analysis.

Flexible application modules
The 2250 software allows you to configure the instrument to precisely match your requirements. All our meters are delivered with the Sound Analysis, Frequency Analysis, Logging and Recording options, additional modules detailed below may be added as required.

PC software
Included with every B&K 2250 is a dedicated PC software package that handles data transfer, archiving of data, export of data, setup, etc.

Touch-sensitive screen and key pad
The large colour screen presents a wealth of information clearly, and is highly customisable - making interaction easy and intuitive. Buttons give single-click access to the most important and frequent commands like start/pause, save, voice comment and event marking.

Expandable memory
Two SD memory slots that support Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) cards allow you to always increase your storage space.

Confident measurement quality
Immediate, detailed feedback about measurement quality comes from features such as a 'smiley face' quality indicator and a 'traffic light' system - informing you of measurement status even from a distance.

Annotate on the go
Press the commentary button and record voice comments on a separate microphone with a dedicated channel either before, during or after a measurement. The comments file is then attached to the measurement project as documentation.

For measurements up to 165 dB add a B&K 4135 or GRAS 40BF 1/4" microphone.

See also the 2250 Sound Insulation and Room Acoustics options.

For vibration measurements see the 2250 Sound and Vibration Analyser with or without the FFT option.

Manufacturers' Specifications.

More 2250 Options available
BZ 7224 : Enhanced Logging Software
BZ 7227 : Reverberation Time Analyser Software
BZ 7228 : Sound Insulation and Room Acoustics Analyser Software
BZ 7230 : FFT Measurement Software
BZ 7231 ; Tone Assessment Software

Please order any extra items from the lists below and only pay for what you need. However we do recommend the B&K 7815 Explorer - Data Viewing PC Software or the Type 7820 Evaluator Environmental Noise software to 'handle' the large amounts of data downloaded using the free BZ 5503 PC Utility delivered with our 2250 meters.

Popular Accessories
B&K 4231 : Sound Calibrator Class 1 - recommended
B&K 4294 : Vibration Calibrator - hand held
B&K 7815 : PC Software - Explorer
B&K 7820 : PC Software - Evaluator
B&K AO 0441 ; Microphone extension cable, 10-pin Lemo, 3 m long
B&K JJ 2615 : Adaptor - 10-32 UNF accelerometer connector to 1/2" preamplifier
B&K UA 1404 : Outdoor Microphone Kit
GA 80G1-00 : Meter stand 0.4 - 1.45 m high
GA 91E1-30 : Outdoor Noise Meter Enclosure - updated 2016
Davis Vantage : Weather Station
Kestrel 2000 : Pocket Weather Meter - Anemometer
We also hire Windows laptops loaded with download and other useful software.

Sound level meters and particularly microphones are very susceptible to damp, so should not be used outside unless protected - see our environmental kits.

A B&K 4231 calibrator is highly recommended.

Environmental Noise Kits

B&K 2250 : Environmental Noise Kits ** £ 35 a day *
B&K 2250 : Multi-function Class 1 Sound Level Meter
B&K UA 1404 : Outdoor Microphone Kit
GA 91E1-30 : Outdoor Noise Meter Enclosure - updated 2016

** For 'secure' monitoring inside neighbouring properties see the Matron 3 system .

Noise at Work Noise Kits

B&K 2250   Noise at Work Kits £ 30 a day *
B&K 2250   Sound Exposure, Dose, Leq, Level vs Time, Recording
B&K 4261   Sound Calibrator Class 1
GA 80G1-00   Tripod - adjustable 0.4 m to 1.45 m high, maximum load 5kg

Sound and Vibration Kits

B&K 2250   Sound and Vibration Kits £ 31 a day *
B&K 2250   Sound and Vibration Analyser, logging, Recording
B&K 4370 or Metra KS76M Accelerometer set or similar from the same list

Sound and Vibration Measurement with Narrow Band Frequency Analysis

B&K 2250   Sound and Vibration Analyser + FFT Kits £ 38 a day *
B&K 2250   Sound and Vibration Meter with 1/3 octave and FFT analysis
B&K 4370 or similar IPC accelerometer set from the same list
B&K also have a 2250 Memory Spreadsheet.

See also our full Sound Level Meter List and our Sound Level Meter Comparison Table.

* Our standard hire charges are based on a 4-day minimum period, details other options.

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