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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

 

 

dual scale shadow DK2

 

DK5
DK 1 – Stereo DK 2 – Multi Channel DK 5 – 3G SDI Multi Channel
I/O
6 ch. AES/EBU, Stereo Analogue
I/O
6 ch. AES/EBU, Stereo Analogue
I/O
3G SDI, 6 ch. AES/EBU, Stereo Ana

Display Channels
4

Display Channels
8
Display Channels
16
Screen size
4.3″
Screen Size
4.3″
Screen Size
4.3″

Software
All Audio & Loudness tools

Software
All Audio & Loudness tools

Software
All Audio & Loudness tools, Picture Preivew, SDI Eyewidth

Recommended for
Stereo Applications

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 Horiz barg
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 Logging

The 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
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 Technical Specification – DK Meter Range

 

 

 DK1

 

 DK2

 DK5

 DK T7

Tools Included

 

 

 

 

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

StarFish / JellyFish

StarFish / JellyFish

Gonio Meter Stereo

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Phase Correlation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Picture Preview

No

No

Yes, SD / HD / 3G

Yes, SD / HD / 3G

Eye Width SDI Quality

No

No

Yes

Yes

Screen Grabber

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 DK1

 

 DK2

 DK5

 DK T7

Audio Connectors

 

 

 

 

Analogue input

2 XLR 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)

6. ch. AES3 Inputs BNC (AES3-4-2009)

8. ch. AES3 Input/Output BNC (AES3-4-2009)

Headphone out

No

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

24 bit

Group Delay

1.75msec

1.75msec

1.75msec

1.75msec

Nominal input imp.

75 ohm

75 ohm

75 ohm

75 ohm

S-rate int. /ext.

48kHz

48kHz

48kHz

48kHz

Analogue Input

 

 

 

 

Input type

Balanced (electronic)

Balanced (electronic)

Balanced (electronic)

Balanced (electronic)

Dynamic range

>103dB

>103dB

>103dB

>103dB

Crosstalk

<96dB

<96dB

<96dB

<96dB

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

Control Interface

 

 

 

 

Computer Interface

USB

USB

USB

USB, Ethernet

GPIO

No

No

No

Yes

Screen & Operation

 

 

 

 

TFT

4.3”

4.3”

4.3”

7”

Operation

Touch Buttons

Touch Buttons

Touch Buttons

Multi Touch Screen

Screen Output

No

No

No

HDMI 1024 x 600

Number of Display ch.

4

8

16

16

Loudness

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Consumption

1.7W

1.7W

2.5W

10W

Power Supply

Plugtop, 100-240V, 5VDC, 500mA

May be powered from Computer or USB hub

Plugtop, 100-240V, 5VDC, 500mA

May be powered from Computer or USB hub

Plugtop, 100-240V, 5VDC, 500mA

May be powered from Computer or USB hub

Plugtop, 100-240V, 15VDC, 1500mA

Mechanical

 

 

 

 

Dimensions

88 x 132 x 18 mm

Aluminium Chassis

88 x 132 x 18 mm

Aluminium Chassis

88 x 132 x 18 mm

Aluminium Chassis

132 x 186 x 24 mm

Aluminium Chassis

19” Rack mountable

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Desk Top Bracket

Included

Included

Included

Included

 

Product Information

DK Meter Release Notes Ver. 140709
Download 313.97 KB

for sw. version 2014-07-09

DKM Brochure & Datasheet
Download 4.15 MB

v.3.1

Support and Service

dkMeterOnline.exe v.1.6.0.1 - 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
Download 1.97 MB

Package version 1.1.0.1.

DK Logging Application Manual
Download 2.43 MB

v. 1.1

DKMeter 1 / 2 Offline Software update 2014-07-09 ID 25
Download 2.54 MB

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
Download 3.20 MB

Software update for DKMeter 3 / 4 / 5 to be used in locations without an Internet connection.

DK Meter User Manual v.3.6
Download 2.49 MB

Valid from Software version 2013-09-20

DKLogging v.1.5.0.1
Download 5.20 MB
DKMeter Screen Grab v.1.3.0.4
Download 1.74 MB
Audio Levels and Reading
Download 560.05 KB