Tech Spec


Metering Complete

More than Simply Loudness

DK Meter – Compact Audio & Loudness Metering

Hit your Audio and Loudness sweet-spot with outstanding precision and instant overview – no matter the standard or target. 

The DK Meter range is the perfect and surprisingly affordable ‘One box solution’ for any high resolution metering application counting; broadcast, film & post production as well as live transmission and recording.

Whether you want instant readouts and overview of a few key target levels, phase and channel correlation or detailed Loudness logging, DK Meter is the answer.

  • Bargraphs or Moving Coil – Your choice of metering tool
  • JellyFish™ & StarFish™ Channel and Phase relations – Phase Security
  • Clear Loudness metering & readout – Loudness conformity at a glance
  • Real time True Peak PPM – Optimized level with no hidden ‘overs’
  • Compliant with all major loudness standards – Always hit your target
  • Loudness and True Peak Logging – Document, Review & Analyse 
  • SMPTE Reader – Readout and Log against Time code
  • FFT Spectrum Analysis – See and secure your audio from any angle
  • Compact design (132 x 88 x 18mm) – Easy placement and Installation
  • Flexible and User definable setupPersonalize to your workflow
  • SDI 3G, AES/EBU, Analogue – Choose the input format for you
DK5 mirrored



DK 1++ – Multi Channel DK 5 – 3G SDI Multi Channel
6 ch. AES/EBU, Stereo Analogue
3G SDI, 6 ch. AES/EBU, Stereo Ana
Display Channels
Display Channels
Screen Size
Screen Size
All Audio & Loudness tools
All Audio & Loudness tools, Picture Preivew, SDI Eyewidth
Recommended for
Stereo & Multi channel Applications
Recommended for
3G SDI Stereo & Multi channel Applications


Instant Overview

Your Decide The Mix  

View Complex Audio information in Simple Ways

DK Meter gives instant overview of your audios performance. The specific mix of read-outs, meters, tools and even screen orientation is decided by you. DK Meter simply secures a crystal clear reading to your liking.

DK M explanations



Horizontal or Vertical
You are the View Master
Adapt Your Setup to Match Your Way of Working
Define the view and the combination of tools and read-outs and screen orientation that you want to see on your meter. DK Meter comes loaded with a toolbox that tops virtually any other meter of the industry, as well as a number of different ways to view them – be horizontal or vertical. Combine them the way you like to monitor your audio performance.
Moving coil landscape



MSD view Moving coil landscape 475 px
Metering Styles, Scales & Ballistics
DK Meter has You Covered
We Completely Leave it to You to Decide the Audio Reference Point and Display Method
Virtually any VU or PPM scale you can think of is included in DK Meter. Not only that, the specific choice of bar-graphs, sizes, colors or even Moving Coil emulations are all included with every DK Meter, allowing you to define the exact style, scale and ballistics that you prefer to monitor and review your audio. Use the on-board user presets to instantly switch between multiple views, scales and setups and completely customize your settings to your individual applications and jobs. 



Loudness Viewed & Documented  



Logging Loudness Industry Standards Compliance
There are many loudness industry standards to adhere to e.g. BS 1770-3, R128, A/85, ARIB etc.No matter the loudness standard you need, DK Meter has you covered.Loudness LoggingThe Logging Application (PC) allows you to log, document and review any loudness event as well as True Peak events. The Loudness measures are tracked and instantly stored to a local database.

Any Logging session 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 treatment.

Overall, the Logging Application makes up the perfect background tool allowing you full hindsight on every session logged.


Loudness Parameter Read-outs and then some…

The four Text Read-outs may be used to display any Loudness parameter, True Peak Max, SMPTE time code, Preset name and a lot of other relevant parameters. As with most other displays, DK Meter adapts to your desires. 


loudness readout




StarFish® & JellyFish®
Graphical Inter-channel View
No matter if you are Surround or Stereo, DK Meter gives you instant inter-channel views DK-Technologies’ well-known channel and phase tools, JellyFish® and StarFish® gives you the perfect graphical representation of each channel amplitude and phase relationship, making it perfect for balancing out your stereo or surround mix, as well as, spotting potential problems and errors in your signal.
DKM Starfish cutout



Pic preview Portrait 3G SDI Picture Preview
Always be Checking Your Picture
Be sure that you are monitoring the correct SDI feed
The Picture Preview feature included in the DK5, allows you to check the incoming SD, HD or 3G SDI picture. By the push of a button or screen slide, DK Meter instantly turns into a mini video monitor in either Portrait or Landscape mode.Pic preview landscape



DKM FFT 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.



SMPTE View & Logging
Any DK Meter allows you to read out SMPTE time code. SMPTE can be selected as the basis of real-time Loudness and Peak logging against

Eyewidth – SDI Signal Quality

Just like checking cell phone reception and coverage, the unique Eyewidth tool gives you a measure of the incoming SDI signal quality ranging from 30-100%. 

Instantly Grab Your Screen Image

The screen grabber application (PC), allows you to always document exactly what your meter is showing, by simply grabbing the screen view and storing it as a regular BMP file on your computer.

 SMTPE Cutout  Eyewidth cutout  screengrabber dump



Mechanical Measures

DK Meter includes desktop mounting bracket and may also be mounted in a 19″ 3U rack setup.

DK3 Mech


Related Products

 Technical Specification – DK Meter Range


   DK1++  DK5  DK T7++
Tools Included      
Peak Metering 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
Logging Loudness & True Peak 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
SMPTE Time code reading Readout + Logging Readout + Logging Readout + Logging
Vector Scope Surround StarFish / JellyFish StarFish / JellyFish StarFish / JellyFish
Gonio Meter Stereo Yes Yes Yes
Phase Correlation Yes Yes Yes
Picture Preview No Yes, SD / HD / 3G Yes, SD / HD / 3G
Eye Width SDI Quality No Yes Yes
Screen Grabber Yes Yes Yes


   DK1++  DK5  DK T7++
Audio Connectors      
Analogue input 2 XLR input 2 XLR input 2 XLR input
AES input/output 6. ch. AES3 Inputs BNC (AES3-4-2009) 6. ch. AES3 Inputs BNC (AES3-4-2009) 8. ch. AES3 Input/Output BNC (AES3-4-2009)
Headphone out No No Yes
Video Connectors      
SDI In / Out BNC 3G/HD/SD SDI (active loop through) BNC 3G/HD/SD SDI (active loop through)
Digital Input      
Bit Resolution 24 bit 24 bit 24 bit
Group Delay 1.75msec 1.75msec 1.75msec
Nominal input imp. 75 ohm 75 ohm 75 ohm
S-rate int. /ext. 48kHz 48kHz 48kHz
Analogue Input      
Input type Balanced (electronic) Balanced (electronic) Balanced (electronic)
Dynamic range >103dB >103dB >103dB
Crosstalk <96dB <96dB <96dB
SNR Typ. 93dB relative to -1dBFS Typ. 93dB relative to -1dBFS Typ. 93dB relative to -1dBFS
Nominal input Imp. >20kOhm >20kOhm >20kOhm
Maximum input level 24dBu 24dBu 24dBu
Freq. resp. 20Hz-20kHz +/-0.3dB +/-0.3dB +/-0.3dB
Control Interface      
Computer Interface USB USB USB, Ethernet
GPIO No No Yes
Screen & Operation      
TFT 4.3” 4.3” 7”
Operation Touch Buttons Touch Buttons Multi Touch Screen
Screen Output No No HDMI 1024 x 600
Number of Display ch. 8 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
Reference Level digital -12dBFS & -24dBFS -12dBFS & -24dBFS -12dBFS & -24dBFS
Dynamic gate level -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.
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
True Peak Flying peak & Num. Flying peak & Num. Flying peak & Num.
Peak thrs. / hold time -2dBFS / >0.5sec -2dBFS / >0.5sec -2dBFS / >0.5sec
Consumption 1.7W 2.5W 10W
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
Dimensions 88 x 132 x 18 mmAluminium Chassis 88 x 132 x 18 mmAluminium Chassis 132 x 186 x 24 mmAluminium Chassis
19” Rack mountable Yes Yes Yes
Desk Top Bracket Included Included Included

Product Information

DK Meter Release Notes Ver. 140709
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for sw. version 2014-07-09

DKM Brochure & Datasheet
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Support and Service

dkMeterOnline.exe v. - Tool for automatic online update of dkMeters.
Download 2.94 MB

Installs the latest software for your instrument automatically - Windows 10 Compatible.
Please contact DK-Technologies for an Offline Update Package

DK-Matrix II
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Package version

DK Logging Application Manual
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v. 1.1

DKMeter 1 / 2 Offline Software update 2014-07-09 ID 25
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Software update for DKMeter 1 / 2 to be used in locations without an Internet connection.

DKMeter 3 / 4 / 5 Offline Software update 2015-07-04 ID 26
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Software update for DKMeter 3 / 4 / 5 to be used in locations without an Internet connection.

DK Meter User Manual v.3.6
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Valid from Software version 2013-09-20

DKLogging v.
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DKMeter Screen Grab v.
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Audio Levels and Reading
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