The Nor1216 is a measurement microphone for all-weather conditions designed for use with the Nor140/Nor150. It features SysCheck verification and a heated preamplifier. It is intended for permanent outdoor applications.



Outdoor microphone for permanent installations

  • Outdoor microphone for community and aircraft noise.
  • Fulfils IEC 60651, IEC 61672 class 1 and ANSI S1.4 type 1 (frequency correction applied).
  • Protection class IP 55 (dust and water).
  • Easy to calibrate with a normal ½” sound calibrator.
  • Microphone verification by SysCheck facility.
  • Low self noise – typically below 17 dB, A-weighted.
  • Delivered with individually calibration certification.
  • Built in heating for enhanced weather protection.
  • Directly powered and supported by Nor140 and Nor150 (built in selectable frequency correction networks, heater supply and SysCheck signal generator).
  • Type approved by PTB, Germany.


Acoustic performance: IEC 60651, IEC 61672 class 1 and ANSI S1.4 type 1 (frequency correction applied) with a suitable instrument (Nor140/Nor150).
Max sound pressure level: >140 dB peak  dependent on supply voltage.
Microphone cartridge: Nor1227 or Nor1225 (1/2” 50 mV/Pa)
Polarization voltage: 0 volt (Nor1227) 200V (Nor1225)
Inherent noise: < 17 dB A-weighted
Reference direction: Vertical or horizontal dependent on the applied frequency correction
Ingress Protection Category: IP55 according to
IEC 60529.
Supply voltage: ±14 volt to ±16 volt
Current consumption: 18mA incl. heating.
Connector: 7 pin Lemo type 1B male
Temperature range: -40ºC to +85ºC
Height: 375 mm / 14.8”(1” pipe mounting)
450 mm / 17,7” with tripod adaptor
Diameter: Approx 80 mm / 3.1” (with windshield)
Weight: Approx 300 g (with preamp microphone)
Mounting thread: Standard 1” pipe threads according to ISO 228. When using the tripod adapter: 3/8” UNC.


Windshield upper part: Nor4529
Assembled upper part with windscreen: Nor4560
Microphone: Nor1227 or Nor1225
Microphone preamplifier: Nor1209A
Sound calibrator: Nor1251 or Nor1253
Microphone cable: Nor1408A Standard lengths 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 and 50 meters – other lengths on request.
Extra wind protection: 200 mm windshield Nor4576.


Product data: Nor1216 Outdoor microphone