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.
|DK 1++ – Multi Channel||DK 5 – 3G SDI Multi Channel|
6 ch. AES/EBU, Stereo Analogue
3G SDI, 6 ch. AES/EBU, Stereo Ana
All Audio & Loudness tools
All Audio & Loudness tools, Picture Preivew, SDI Eyewidth
Stereo & Multi channel Applications
3G SDI Stereo & Multi channel Applications
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.
|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.
|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||
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
DK Meter includes desktop mounting bracket and may also be mounted in a 19″ 3U rack setup.
|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|
|Picture Preview||No||Yes, SD / HD / 3G||Yes, SD / HD / 3G|
|Eye Width SDI Quality||No||Yes||Yes|
|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)|
|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|
|Nominal input imp.||75 ohm||75 ohm||75 ohm|
|S-rate int. /ext.||48kHz||48kHz||48kHz|
|Input type||Balanced (electronic)||Balanced (electronic)||Balanced (electronic)|
|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|
|Computer Interface||USB||USB||USB, Ethernet|
|Screen & Operation|
|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|
|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|
Support and Service
Installs the latest software for your instrument automatically - Windows 10 Compatible. Package version 188.8.131.52. v. 1.1 Software update for DKMeter 1 / 2 to be used in locations without an Internet connection. Software update for DKMeter 3 / 4 / 5 to be used in locations without an Internet connection. Valid from Software version 2013-09-20
Please contact DK-Technologies for an Offline Update Package
Installs the latest software for your instrument automatically - Windows 10 Compatible.
Package version 184.108.40.206.
Software update for DKMeter 1 / 2 to be used in locations without an Internet connection.
Software update for DKMeter 3 / 4 / 5 to be used in locations without an Internet connection.
Valid from Software version 2013-09-20