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MSD600M++  

MSD600M++ 

A King among Meters

The MSD600M++ Audio Meter is a modular, multi-channel audio analyser accepting up to 32 input channels. The MSD600M++ has 4 configurable input slots and 4 output slots. Available modules include Analogue, AES3 and SD-SDI formats.

The MSD600M++ and PT0600M, Stereo and Surround Sound Meters, from DK-Technologies offer phasemeter, audio vector oscilloscope and PPM / VU level meter and Loudness compliant with all major Broadcast standards including R128, A/85, ARIB etc.

The scale collection included with MSD600M++ is extensive. Furthermore, the DK-Scale™software application (PC) contains a large library of scales which easily can be downloaded to the meter. Modification of existing scales or designing new scales according to your own specifications are also possible as well. 

 

Features

& Benefits

  • The Peak Programme Meter measures level of up to 32 audio channels simultaneously.
  • 7 scales directly selectable to conform to standard used.
  • PPM colours and headings are user programmable for easy identification.
  • Vectorscope for stereo and surround sound with unique Jelly-Fish© display supports aural impression at a glance.
  • Multiple phase correlation meter indicates proper phasing to allow for downmix.
  • Modular choice of input modules accepting analogue audio, AES3 and SD-SDI Video with deembedder for Audio.
  • Flexible, up to 8 analogue audio outputs and 4 AES3 outputs connect via the internal matrix to any input, internal audio generator, and sum and difference amplifiers.
  • Choice of 1024-point FFT spectrum analyser and 1/3-octave analyser for display of frequency distribution of each channel over full audible range.
  • AES3 bitstream status display indicates characteristics of the digital audio signal.
  • Bright, VGA colour display with adjustable backlight allows adaptation to environmental light conditions.
  • VGA output connects directly to an external monitor for remote or larger display.
 MSD600 MODULE-01

 

 

MSD600M++ FFT

 

FFT Spectrum Analysis

Never Loose Sight of Your Sound

The spectrum analyser section has both an FFT-analyser and a 1/3 octave analyser. The FFT is primarily used for accurate measurements and exact identification of problem frequencies. To this end a cursor is available and level and frequency will be shown for each cursor position across the frequency range on the display.

The 1/3-octave analyser has 30 bars, grouped in full octaves from 20 Hz to 16000 Hz. This standard tool is primarily used during recording to check the energy distribution of the signal.

 

 BLITS Identification Tones

Fully Integrated Signal Generator

The MDS600M++ Signal Generator section includes the BLITS (Black & Lane’s Identification Tones for Surround) which provides channel identification tones for all channels within a 5.1 Surround Sound signal. This also helps to provide information in a stereo down-mix – channel presence/absence.

The BLITS tones can be used at the start of a programme to help identify channels, in OB trucks for channel identification back to the studio and MCR as well as line-up for storage devices.

The Signal Generator may also be used for EBU test signal, pulse signals, and white and pink noise signals for use with the spectrum analysers. Use the generator to turn the instruments into a powerful measurement tools for analysis of linearity and distortion.

MSD600M++ BLITS

 

MSD600M+-Rear  

Options Slots

The MSD600M++ has 4 configurable input slots and 4 output slots. Available modules include Analogue, AES3 and SD-SDI formats.

See the Technical Specification section for detailed information on the available modules.

See Technical Specification

 

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Technical Specification

 

PPM Scales  
PPM Analogue References Indication: 0 dBu
  Input voltage: 1.55 V
Dynamic response Pflichtenheft 3/6: 3 ms / -3 dB
  IEC 268-10: 5 ms / -2 dB
  IEC 268-17: VU: 300 ms
Return (fallback) time Pflichtenheft 3/6: 20 dB / 1.5 s
  IEC 268-10: 20 dB / 20 s
Division of scales Type I: -42 dB to +12 dB
  Type IIA: 1 to 7 (-12 dB to +12 dB)
  Type IIB: -12 dB to +12 dB
  Type DIN: -50 to +5 dB
  Type VU: -20 dB to +3 dB
  Type DMU-I: +60 dB to 0 dB
  Type DMU-2: -6.0 dB to 0 dB 
Phase Correlation Meter Indication range: +1 to –1
Audio Vectorscope  
Automatic gain offset range 30 dB
Phase error between channels none
   
LCD Display  
Resolution in dots 640 x 480
Pixel size 0.2 mm
Lifetime 50.000 hours
Contrast ratio 100:1
Viewing area 135 x 100 mm
Luminance 300 cd/m2
   
Power Supply  
Supply voltage range 12 V to 24 V DC
DC power consumption approx.
18 W at 12 V DC nominal supply
Safety according to IEC 65
   
Environmental Conditions  
Temperature range 0˚C to 45˚C
   
Cabinet Dimensions  Width: 186 mm plus mounting nuts 4 mm
   Height: 144 mm without mounting bracket
   Depth: 50 mm without connectors
   
MSD600M-Input/1   
Analogue & AES3 Input Module  
Input module with 2 analogue audio inputs and 1 AES3 input.  
Input connector  15-pole D-Sub
   2 x 75Ω BNC (Input/2 only)
Analogue inputs  
 Maximum input level  +24 dBu
 Sample rate with internal sync  48 kHz
 Sample rate range with external sync  32kHz to 50 kHz
 Bit resolution  24 bit
 Frequency range within ±0.3 dB  30 Hz to 20 kHz
 Passband ripple  ±0,002 dB
 Group delay  less than 0.82 msec
 Dynamic range, A-weighted  more than 103 dB
 Crosstalk at 1 kHz  less than –96 dB
 Signal-to-noise ratio  typical 93 dB
 Nominal input impedance  greater than 20 kohm
Digital input  

The digital input is equipped with a sample rate converter to synchronize the input to the internal clock. The sample rate converter may be by-passed. In this case the base unit should be synchronized externally by an AES3 signal applied to the sync input on the utility connector. 


 
 Sample rate range  30 Hz to 100 kHz
 Internal sample rate  48 kHz
 Bit resolution  24 bits
 Group delay  maximum 1.75 msec
 Passband ripple  ±0.008 dB
 Total harmonic distortion and noise  typical –103 dB at 1 kHz
 Dynamic range  more than 120 dB
 Nominal input impedance  110 ohm
   
 MSD600M-Input-8A/O  
 8-Channel Analogue Input Module  
 Input connector  25-pole D-Sub
 Maximum input level  +24 dBm
 Sample rate with internal sync  48 kHz
 Sample rate range with external sync  32 kHz to 50 kHz
 Bit resolution  24 bits
 Frequency range within ±0.3 dB  30 Hz to 20 kHz
 Passband ripple  ±0,002 dB
 Group delay  less than 0.82 msec
 Dynamic range, A-weighted  more than 103 dB
 Crosstalk at 1 kHz  less than –96 dB
 Signal-to-noise ratio  typical 93 dB
 Nominal input impedance  greater than 20 kohm 
   
 MSD600M-Input-SDI/4  
 4-Channel SDI Input Module  
 SDI video input with re-clocked loop-through output.
Each module de-embeds one of the four audio groups with each 4 audio channels. The actual group is selected via the instrument menu.
 
 Format  270 Mbps SDI component video. Complies with CCIR656 and SMPTE 259M
 Input type  75 ohm input with re-clocked loopthrough
 Input and output connectors  BNC
 Return loss  larger than 25 dB from 1 to 270 MHz 
 De-embedding delay  312 μsec corr. to 26 audio samples
   
 MSD600M-Ouput/1   
 MSD600M-Output/2  
 Analogue & AES3 Output Module  
 Output module with 2 analogue audio outputs and 1 AES3 output. & AES3 available via 2 x 75Ω BNC Output/2 only)
 
 Analogue Outputs  
 Output connector  25-pole D-Sub
 Maximum output level  more than +18 dBm at 600 ohm
 Sample rate with internal sync  48 kHz
 Sample rate range with external sync  32 kHz to 50 kHz
 Bit resolution  24 bits
 Frequency range within ±0.3 dB  30 Hz to 20 kHz
 Passband ripple  ±0,007 dB
 Group delay  less than 0.21 msec
 Dynamic range, A-weighted  more than 101 dB
 Crosstalk at 1 kHz  less than –96 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio typical 93 dB
Nominal output impedance less than 5 ohm 
Digital Outputs  
Single channel AES3   
Buffered output to 2 x 75ΩBNC  
Input Module  
IM600-8A  
SDI Out  
SDI In  
IM600-SDI  
Input Module  
   
MSD600M-Input-2D/O  
2 Channel AES3 Input Module  
The digital input is equipped with a sample rate converter to synchronize the input to the internal clock. The sample rate converter may be by-passed. In this case the base unit should be synchronized externally by an AES3 signal applied to the sync input on the utility connector. 
 
Input connector 15-pole D-Sub
Sample rate range 30 Hz to 100 kHz
Internal sample rate 48 kHz
Bit resolution 24 bits
Group delay maximum 1.75 msec
Passband ripple ±0.008 dB
Total harmonic distortion and noise typical –103 dB
at 1 kHz
Dynamic range greater than 120 dB
Nominal input impedance 110 ohm
   
MSD600M-Input-4D/O  
4 Channel AES3 Input Module  
The digital input is equipped with a sample rate converter to synchronize the input to the internal clock. The sample rate converter may be by-passed. In this
case the base unit should be synchronized externally by an AES3 signal applied to the sync input on the utility connector. 
 
Input connector 15-pole D-Sub
Sample rate range 30 Hz to 100 kHz
Internal sample rate 48 kHz
Bit resolution 16 bits
Group delay maximum 1.75 msec
Passband ripple ±0.008 dB
Total harmonic distortion and noise typical –103 dB
at 1 kHz
Dynamic range greater than 120 dB
Nominal input impedance 110 ohm
OM600  
Output Module  
OM600-BNC  
Output Module  
AES A  
AES B  
96 KHz  
Input Module  
IM600-2D  
96 KHz  
Input Module  
IM600-4D  
MSD600M++  

Master Stereo and Surround Sound Meter, desktop version, base unit with utility module for DC supply, sync input, RS-232, and VGA output. Includes mounting bracket and utility cable.

 
   
   

Product Information

Datasheet PT0600M
Download 1.18 MB

Support and Service

MSD600M++ Software Package v.4.128.
Download 911.39 KB

This is the latest software update for the MSD600M++ that does not require a SWA license to be installed.
All settings will be reset to factory defaults.
It is recommended to create a backup to the instrument software during the update.

DK-Matrix v.1.4.0.0
Download 2.10 MB

Configuration editor for the MSD200C, MSD600C-III, MSD600C-5.1 and MSD600M++ Series instruments.

MSD600M++, PT0660. PT0660, MSD660 User Manual v.6.3
Download 1.48 MB

v.6.3

DK-Update v.1.4.0.2
Download 1.64 MB

This package includes the DK-Update program, 700 / 800 Series USB drivers, The DK-Update Manual and a description on how to create a backup of the DSP software.
This package does not contain any firmware for the instrument.

MSD600M++ Software Package v.6.34.
Download 5.53 MB

Please note that a software license is required to be installed in the instrument.
Please, check with DK-Technologies before you install the update.

MSD600M Series User Guide V6.1
Download 1.39 MB
BLITS, (Black & Lane's Identification Tones for Surround)
Download 604.99 KB
Users Guide for DK-Matrix
Download 1.01 MB
Loudness Poster
Download 3.83 MB
Understanding the StarFish
Download 145.52 KB