NTi Audio XL3
Professional sound level meter and acoustic analyzer
The XL3 is a professional sound level meter and acoustic analyzer dedicated to noise measurements, room acoustics and building acoustics applications. The intuitive user interface is optimized for basic noise monitoring applications as well as offering extensive analysis tools for professionals. The sound level meter is fully networked and therefore allows operation and data access from any mobile device.
Smart User Interface
The large 4.3″ IPS color touch display offers an excellent resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. This allows the intuitive control of all measurement functions in multiple languages and presents noise level readings in large, clear digits. Select between a traditional white, blue or black background theme – just as you might do on your smartphone. An additional haptic keypad with eight buttons controls the common instrument functions, such as power on/off for the XL3 and start/stop for the measurement.
The XL3 includes an integrated web server and file server accessible through the instrument’s built-in Wi-Fi or LAN connectivity. Just use your preferred web browser and connect to the sound level meter through the NTi Connect service. The instrument can be controlled by an authorized user from anywhere in the world. Alternatively, you can connect directly to the device’s IP Address through your local network – e.g., in building acoustics, the impact sound level measurement can be started directly from the sending room.
All measurement data can be easily downloaded without interruption to an ongoing measurement. To log prevailing weather conditions, a weather station can be added. Additionally, the online XL3 synchronizes to the actual time automatically using the ntp protocol. This and the optional APIs for controlling the instrument to retrieve historical and current noise, audio and weather data simplifies the integration into monitoring systems.
Open Data Format
All measurement data is stored in an open txt-format on a removable 32 GB SD card for download via USB-C. This capacity can be increased to terabytes of storage with a larger SD card or an external SSD. Additionally, an audio signal is recorded.
The XL3 is optimized for integration into customized noise monitoring applications – the sound level readings may be optionally streamed in an efficient binary format. At the same time the live audio is available online for identifying annoying noise sources.
Swiss Precision Engineering
This sound level meter builds on the latest processor and display technologies to provide a comfortable user experience. High-performance hardware packed in a robust housing offers precise 96 kHz data sampling in 32-bit resolution. With a frequency range from 0.3 Hz – 45 kHz, the XL3 is prepared for infra and ultra sound measurements. With single-range measurement and the automated sensor detection reading the electronic data sheet from the connected measurement microphone, the XL3 Acoustic Analyzer is indeed the equivalent of a Swiss Army knife for noise measurement professionals.
The XL3 is a professional sound level meter and acoustic analyzer for noise measurements, room acoustics and building acoustics – optimized for the needs of the acoustician.
Class 1 Sound Level Meter
The XL3 forms a class 1 sound level meter in combination with the measurement microphones M2230 or M2340. All sound pressure levels are measured precisely at the same time and presented in large digits on the color display. Readings exceeding the preset limit turn red indicating non-compliance, while the data is logged in 1 second intervals and the audio is recorded simultaneously. The XL3 is the perfect tool for an easy investigation of noise complaints and long-term noise monitoring. Type approval is pending.
Additionally, the noise spectrum is measured in both octave or one-third-octave resolution, e.g. for tonality investigations, as well as the optional event-marker, back-erase and pre-trigger – all of which extend the sound level meter capabilities for effective attended environmental noise surveys.
At the same time, the XL3 Sound Level Meter is optimized for unattended noise monitoring. The instrument automatically continues the measurement as soon as power resumes in case of an accidental power failure. The long battery life time and the versatile connectivity options allow online control from your preferred web browser from anywhere around the globe including audio streaming for live listening. A weather station may be connected directly to the XL3 and external devices controlled via the accessory I/O-PCB.
All stored measurement data is available in simple text format. Detailed data evaluation and rating level calculations are carried out in the optional Data Explorer PC Software.
The XL3 determines the frequency spectrum with a Class 1 filter bank in octave or one-third octave resolution between 6.3 Hz and 20 kHz. The minimum, maximum and average sound pressure levels of all frequency bands are measured in parallel. The frequency axis can be freely zoomed and scrolled to e.g. 125 Hz – 8 kHz for appliance noise investigations. The summed level of the selected frequency range is shown in the spectrum view at the same time.
The XL3 measures the reverberation time in octave bands from 63 Hz – 8 kHz using the standardized T20 or T30. The room may be excited using an impulse source or an interrupted pink noise. The Acoustic Analyzer averages all the recorded decays for each measurement position automatically. Additionally, installing the Extended Room Acoustics Option enables reverberation time measurement in one-third octave resolution, visualizing the decay curve, calculating the spatial average of the room and simultaneous T30/T20/T15/EDT measurement on the XL3 Acoustic Analyzer. Additional quality indicators, such as linearity and curvature, describe the decay curve in accordance with the standard ISO 3382-2. An audio file of the level decay may be recorded for more detailed analysis.
Sound Insulation (optional)
The XL3 Acoustic Analyzer enables direct determination of airborne, impact and facade sound insulation on the instrument. Simply measure in the sending and receiving room and see the sound insulation values displayed for immediate compliance confirmation on-site. For additional partitions with the same source or receiving rooms, the XL3 offers time-saving features by re-using of measurement data from previous measurements e.g. reverberation time data or background noise measurements for a common receiving room. In order to prevent any sound absorption from your body, you can leave the room and control the instrument from your mobile phone using Wi-Fi or the 4G/5G network. Generating the final measurement report for sign-off is easy utilizing the optional Sound Insulation Reporter PC Software.
Unleash the full functionality of your XL3 Sound Level Meter and benefit by using the perfect combination of XL3 Options and PC software for your application.