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‘DK T7 Stereo’ – The 2 Channel Master Meter
DK T7 Stereo – Compliant Audio, Loudness & Logging System
Hit your Audio and Loudness sweet-spot with outstanding precision, instant overview and detailed reporting.
We are proud to present another version of our feature packed and high precision 7″ Multi touch Audio, Loudness & Logging Metering system.
DK T7 Stereo comes complete with all our well-known high precision metering tools balanced and unbalanced AES I/O, Headphone out, HDMI output and more – all included from the get-go.
The razer sharp high resolution display leaves little to be desired and sets new standards in both clarity, viewing angle and touch response – put simple, it tops everything out-there.
|Bullets & Benefits|
• Top Notch display w/ ultra wide viewing angle
• Bargraphs or Moving Coil – Your choice of metering tool
• Vectorscope – Channel Interrelation View
• Loudness and True Peak Logging – Document & Report
• Clear Loudness metering & readout – Loudness conformity
• Real time True Peak PPM – No hidden ‘overs’
• Compliant with major loudness standards – Hit your target
• FFT Analysis – See and secure your audio from any angle
• Loudness Automation – Instant Loudness results
• Graphical Loudness – Plot your loudness over time
• AES3 I/O (bal./unbalanced), Analogue 2ch. In – Covered!
• Flexible and User definable setup – Personalize to your wish
• SMPTE Reader – Readout and Log against Time code
• HDMI screen and Audio output – Monitor your Meter
• Headphone Output – Listen in
• USB and Ethernet Control – Log and Report
• Ultra fast response Multi Touch screen User interface
• Mouse & Keyboard operation – Access from a distance
Music Production with DK T7 Stereo With its unique combination of tools, DK T7 Stereo makes the perfect companion for Music Production.
While the True Peak readings and Level metering allows for perfect Loudness optimization of your track, the Vectorscope and FFT spectrum analyzer enables precision work on the final details of the mix.
DK T7 Stereo in Radio Broadcast DK T7 Stereo fits right into Radio Broadcast applications providing instant metering as well as detailed Logging and Reporting on True Peak as well as all relevant Loudness parameters.
With simultaneous, Level, Loudness and Vectorscope, DK T7 Stereo gives you an instant and perfect overview of your on air footprint.
View Complex Audio in Simple Ways
The highbright DK T7 Stereo Touch screen may be configured from simple single information screens to holding numerous simultaneous instruments covering the many different aspects of measuring, verifying and logging audio and loudness information
Thanks to the ultra wide viewing angle, any instrument is visible from virutally any position in front of DK T7 Stereo and if that is not enough, the HDMI allows for an on screen ‘blow up’ version of the DK T7++ instruments
The specific configuration of instruments is entirely up to you and may be changed at the touch of the screen.
Vectorscope Phase & Level
Graphical Inter-channel View
DK T7 Stereo gives you instant inter-channel view
The high accuracy Vectorscope gives you the perfect graphical representation of each channel amplitude and phase relationship, making it perfect for balancing out your stereo, as well as, spotting potential problems and errors in your signal.
Loudness from every Angle
Automated & Log Reporting
With a complete and compliant Loudness functionality, DK T7 Stereo is set to ease and document your Loudness workflow.
The Graphical Loudness view allows for instant view of the historical loudness development along side standard PPM bargraphs as well as high accuracy loudness text readouts.
As a further facility, DK T7 Stereo offers the ability to timecode automate the Loudness tracking, removing one of the major loudness workflow obstacles.
Loudness Logging & Reporting
The included Logging Application (PC) enables detailed logging and reporting of any loudness as well as True Peak events. The Loudness measures are tracked and instantly stored to a local database.
Any Logging session and Report may be searched, analysed and graphically displayed for further investigation at any point in time.
Data may be exported as PDF or CSV files for further data treatment.
Overall, the Logging Application makes up the perfect background tool allowing you full hindsight on every session.
The DK Logging Application is free of charge for all DK1++, DK5 and DK T7’s.
Read more about the Logging Application here.
Loudness Industry Standards Compliance
DK T7 Stereo adheres to all of the loudness industry standards i.e. BS 1770-3, R128, A/85, ARIB etc.
Loudness Automation – Instant Loudness Results
As the only Loudness meter in the world, DK T7 Stereo features the unique ability to automate the loudness data and instantly recalculate the Loudness results after editing smaller sections of a given audio file.
By feeding DK T7 Stereo time code during a loudness tracking session, DK T7 Stereo will remember Loudness data of up to 4 hours back in time and any edit performed will instantly calculated into the overall Loudness result rendering an immediate Loudness reading, rather than having to spend time on tedious re-runs of the entire audio file as with competitive meters.
The above clip shows how editing a few seconds of a complete audio file, will normally force you to playback the entire file to re-measure the complete loudness results.
With Loudness Automation you will simply play the edited audio section and the DK T7 Stereo will instantly show you the resulting Loudness Result for the entire audio file.
Mouse & Keyboard Operation
Access from a distance
DK T7 Stereo now features USB Mouse and Keyboard operation rendering an even faster and remote operation of all the significant features of the leading Audio & Loudness Meter.
The fact that both cabled and wireless mouse and keyboards may now be used to operate DK T7 Stereo, simply adds another nudge to flexibility and easy of which your setup and every day work flows.
By simply plugging mouse, keyboard or wireless receiver into the USB port of the DK T7 Stereo, you will instantly see the mouse pointer, as well as having access to all of the many folders and parameters of the DK T7 Stereo.
Combined with the HDMI output, the mouse and keyboard operation, allows for a complete remote experience of all the many metering and measurement facilities included in DK T7 Stereo – imagine a 42″ screen, a wireless mouse and keyboard – now that’s a meter!
FFT Spectrum Analyser
Maintain Spectral Balance
With 1024 filter resolution the FFT allows you to see the nitty gritty of your frequency content
The FFT allows you to always confirm that the spectral balance of your source signal is correct. Additionally, the FFT comes in very handy as a tool of identifying and homing in on problem signals i.e. background rumble, HF test tones etc.
The unique frequency zoom function, enables extreme precision check of every single filter of the FFT.
Metering Styles & Ballistics
Bar-graph or Moving Coil
Specific Metering Tools and Read-outs is entirely up to you
DK T7 Stereo offers the choice of Bargraphs or Moving Coil emulation whether it comes to Peak or Loudness metering, allowing you to view your audio in the way that fits you best.
The DK T7 Stereo flexibility in setup is unrivaled and not only features custom metering styles, scales and instrument combinations, but also allows complete customization of touch buttons, enabling you to tailor the exact controls that you want at hand during your work.
Inputs & Outputs Overview
The DK T7 Stereo includes an impressive set of inputs and outputs that may be routed in numerous ways. Here is the quick overview of the physical connections:
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The DK T7 Stereo is available in 2 versions. The standard DK T7 Stereo includes a mounting bracket for the desktop, and the PT0T7 Stereo enables a 19″ 3U rack mountable setup.
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|DK1++||DK5||DK T7 Stereo||DK T7++|
|Peak Metering||Bargraph, Moving Coil Emulation, Numerical||Bargraph, Moving Coil Emulation, Numerical||Bargraph, Moving Coil Emulation, Numerical||Bargraph, Moving Coil Emulation, Numerical|
|Loudness Metering||Bargraph, Moving Coil Emulation, Numerical, Historical||Bargraph, Moving Coil Emulation, Numerical, Historical||Bargraph, Moving Coil Emulation, Numerical, Historical||Bargraph, Moving Coil Emulation, Numerical, Historical|
|Logging Loudness & True Peak||Yes, Log to ext. database||Yes, Log to ext. database||Yes, Log to ext. database||Yes, Log to ext. database|
|Spectrum Analysis FFT||Yes, 1024 band||Yes, 1024 band||Yes, 1024 band||Yes, 1024 band|
|SMPTE Time code reading||Readout + Logging||Readout + Logging||Readout + Logging||Readout + Logging|
|Vector Scope Surround||StarFish / JellyFish||StarFish / JellyFish||Vectorscope||StarFish / JellyFish|
|Gonio Meter Stereo||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Picture Preview||No||Yes, SD / HD / 3G||No||Yes, SD / HD / 3G|
|Eye Width SDI Quality||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|Mouse & Keyboard op.||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|DK1++||DK5||DK T7 Stereo||DK T7++|
|Analogue input||2 XLR input||2 XLR input||2 XLR input||2 XLR input|
|AES Input||6. ch. AES3 Inputs BNC (AES3-4-2009)||6. ch. AES3 Inputs BNC (AES3-4-2009)||2 ch. AES3 – Balanced 110ohm/Unbalanced 75ohm||8 ch. Unbalanced 75ohm|
|AES Output||–||–||2 ch. AES3 Unbalanced (75ohm)||8 ch. AES3 Unbalanced (75ohm)|
|AES I/O Connector||BNC||BNC||XLR / BNC||XLR / BNC|
|SDI In / Out||–||BNC 3G/HD/SD SDI (active loop through)||–||BNC 3G/HD/SD SDI (active loop through)|
|Bit Resolution||24 bit||24 bit||24 bit||24 bit|
|Nominal input imp.||75 ohm||75 ohm||75 ohm / 110 ohm||75 ohm|
|S-rate int. /ext.||48kHz||48kHz||48kHz||48kHz|
|Input type||Balanced (electronic)||Balanced (electronic)||Balanced (electronic)||Balanced (electronic)|
|SNR||Typ. 93dB relative to -1dBFS||Typ. 93dB relative to -1dBFS||Typ. 93dB relative to -1dBFS||Typ. 93dB relative to -1dBFS|
|Nominal input Imp.||>20kOhm||>20kOhm||>20kOhm||>20kOhm|
|Maximum input level||24dBu||24dBu||24dBu||24dBu|
|Freq. resp. 20Hz-20kHz||+/-0.3dB||+/-0.3dB||+/-0.3dB||+/-0.3dB|
|Computer Interface||USB||USB||USB, Ethernet||USB, Ethernet|
|GPIO||No||No||Yes – 3 functions||Yes – 3 functions|
|Screen & Operation|
|Operation||Touch Buttons||Touch Buttons||Multi Touch Screen||Multi Touch Screen|
|Screen Output||No||No||HDMI 1024 x 600||HDMI 1024 x 600|
|Number of Display ch.||8||16||16||16|
|Compliant with…||ITU BS1770-3, EBU R128, A/85, ARIB||ITU BS1770-3, EBU R128, A/85, ARIB||ITU BS1770-3, EBU R128, A/85, ARIB||ITU BS1770-3, EBU R128, A/85, ARIB|
|Reference Level digital||-12dBFS & -24dBFS||-12dBFS & -24dBFS||-12dBFS & -24dBFS||-12dBFS & -24dBFS|
|Dynamic gate level||-2LU dB to -20LU/Off||-2LU dB to -20LU/Off||-2LU dB to -20LU/Off||-2LU dB to -20LU/Off|
|Momt./Short trm/Sliding||0,4 – 3 – 10 – 30 sec.||0,4 – 3 – 10 – 30 sec.||0,4 – 3 – 10 – 30 sec.||0,4 – 3 – 10 – 30 sec.|
|Numerical Read-Outs||Intgr. Momnt, Shorttrm, LRA, True Peak, Reclaim Factor||Intgr. Momnt, Shorttrm, LRA, True Peak, Reclaim Factor||Intgr. Momnt, Shorttrm, LRA, True Peak, Reclaim Factor||Intgr. Momnt, Shorttrm, LRA, True Peak, Reclaim Factor|
|True Peak||Flying peak & Num.||Flying peak & Num.||Flying peak & Num.||Flying peak & Num.|
|Peak thrs. / hold time||-2dBFS / >0.5sec||-2dBFS / >0.5sec||-2dBFS / >0.5sec||-2dBFS / >0.5sec|
|Power Supply||Plugtop, 100-240V, 5VDC, 500mAMay be powered from Computer or USB hub||Plugtop, 100-240V, 5VDC, 500mAMay be powered from Computer or USB hub||Plugtop, 100-240V, 15VDC, 1500mA||Plugtop, 100-240V, 15VDC, 1500mA|
|Dimensions||88 x 132 x 18 mmAluminium Chassis||88 x 132 x 18 mmAluminium Chassis||132 x 186 x 24 mmAluminium Chassis||132 x 186 x 24 mmAluminium Chassis|
|19” Rack mountable||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Desk Top Bracket||Included||Included||Included||Included|
Release Notes for DK T7 - 2016-02-17
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DK T7 Quick Sheet for software release 2015-02-18 and later.
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DK T7 Brochure & Datasheet 5.0
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DK TimeSaver User Manual 1.0
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DK T7 User Manual 2.2
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DK T7 Quick Sheet
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Support and Service
dkMeterOnline.exe v.126.96.36.199 - Tool for automatic online update of dkMeters.
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Installs the latest software for your instrument automatically - Windows 10 Compatible.
DK Meter Unlock Update
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This update will unlock your DK Meter if you have forgotten the password.
DK T7 Breakout cable drawing.
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DKMeter Screen Grab v.184.108.40.206
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Audio Levels and Reading
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