The Nor1210 outdoor microphone is a sophisticated, durable and well proven outdoor microphone for permanent installations. Several hundred units are installed worldwide on airports, at industrial sites and other places requiring permanent noise monitoring. Just a few minor design upgrades have been made to the Nor1210 since the first unit was installed in 1994. This shows that the Nor1210 is a durable a well-designed outdoor microphone–why change a winning team!



Outdoor microphone for permanent outdoor installations.

The outdoor microphone is designed for permanent installation in the field, for example airport noise monitoring or industrial plant noise monitoring. It includes anti-bird spikes, a windscreen and a rain cover, all of which are integral parts of the acoustic omnidirectional characteristics offered by the system.

The rain cover contains an electrostatic actuator enabling a precise in-situ calibration at 1000Hz from the internal sine wave generator. Optionally, the complete frequency response may be calibrated using an external generator. A special adaptor allows acoustic calibration.

The microphone diapragm and housing are made of stainless steel to withstand pollution and corrosion. The microphone cartridge is a ½” type with 200V polarisation voltage. The unit comes with a built-in A-curve spectral weighting network in addition to Flat response (no spectral weighting at all) and a 0 or ±20dB amplifier – all set by internal jumpers. An internal heating system is provided to avoid condensation. The output amplifier is a low noise type designed to drive long cables. The microphone is delivered in two versions: Nor1210A, for airport noise monitoring (0° i.e. vertical incidence) and Nor1210C for community or traffic noise monitoring (90° i.e. horizontal incidence)

Both versions are PTB (Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany) approved as part of an IEC 60651 type 1 system. Both versions also comply with ANSI S1.4. The reason for having two versions is that the reference direction (IEC 60651) should be vertical for aircraft monitoring and horizontal for traffic noise monitoring. Norsonic have complete environmental noise measurement solutions for every application, ranging from portable battery powered weather-proof cases up to large airport noise monitoring systems.


Sensitivity: All units adjusted to 50mV/Pa
Frequency Response: IEC 60651 type 1, IEC61672 type 1 and ANSI S1.4-1983 type 1.
Individually calibrated re. 1000Hz, 0° (vertical) incidence (1210A) or
90° (horizontal) incidence (1210C):
12Hz-20kHz:+1.5dB, -5dB
Dynamic Range: Upper limit: >156dB SPL (at -20 dB setting)
Total System Noise Level: (typical values, including Acoustically screened microphone)
20dBA (Opt. 17dBA)
23dB Lin. 22.5Hz-22.5kHz
Output Impedance: <50 ohms
Output Current: >25mA
Power Supply: 12-18Vdc. 3W
Power Consumption: 120mA at 15V supply voltage (180mA with actuator calibratoractivated)
Operating Temperature Range: -40°C to +50°C
Calibration Level of Electrostatic Actuator: 90dB at 1000Hz ±0.2dB at 23°C
Dimensions: Casing: 40 mm (1.57 in.), outside diameter
Length: 520 mm (20.5 in).
Pole Adaptor: 50 mm (1.97 in) G 1½” (ISO 228/1)
Weight: 1.3 kg (2.86lbs)
CE classification, EMC EMC: EN50081-1, EN 50082-1
Safety: EN 61010-1, 1993 portable equipment pollution category 2


Accessories included:
Complete Windscreen Nor1471
Spanner kit Nor1473
Transport Protection Cap
Plug: LEMO FFA.2S.306CLAC62
Instruction manual

Accessories available:
Acoustical calibrator adaptor Nor1470
Foam Windscreen Nor1472
Poles and tripods
Power supply and remote calibration unit Nor512.
Sound calibrator Nor1251 or Nor1253


Product data: Nor1210 Outdoor microphone