Dorrough 40-A - Analog Loudness Meter

Dorrough 40-A - Horizontal Rackmount Analog Loudness Meter

Dorrough 40-A - Horizontal Rackmount Analog Loudness Meter

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Dorrough 40-A - Analog Loudness Meter

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The Dorrough 40-A is a professional analog loudness meter, designed for modern stereo recording and broadcast requirements, and offering simultaneous average and peak program display, with separate ballistics and lightning-fast response. This meter is equipped with a 40-LED bar graph, showing 1dB of resolution per LED, and 14dB of headroom.

Rack or console mounted Analog Loudness Meter with dual dedicated ballistics for simultaneous peak and average readout
Microchip processor with accuracy of oscilloscope, ultra-fast response time of 600ms average, virtually instantaneous peak for seamless continuous display of peak/average relationship
Individual left and right XLR inputs for stereo mixing applications, +4 dB factory-calibrated
Display with 40 LED's providing 1dB resolution per LED
Proprietary "A" scale with 14dB of headroom
XLR, 6 DIP switches for function assignments, mini 8-pin DIN port out for access to alarm relays, meter mode functions, and peak hold modes, standard with unit
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Dorrough 40-A - Horizontal Rackmount Analog Loudness Meter
  • Owner's Manual
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Input Impedance 20 kOhm balanced
    10 kOhm single-ended, +/- 2%
    Common Mode Rejection Ratio 80 dB at 60 Hz
    60 dB at 20 kHz (balanced mode)
    Input Sensitivity -10 dB for full-scale display
    Maximum Input Level +24 dB before clipping
    Signal Path Bandwidth 10 Hz - 25 kHz, +/- .25 dB
    Signal Path Distortion >1% THD at 1 kHz, +24 dB input
    Sum Error >0.1 dB at 1 kHz
    Difference Error >0.1 dB at 1 kHz
    Display Resolution 40 LEDs, 1 dB/LED
    Step Size Error +/- 0.25 dB
    Absolute Error +/- 0.25 dB (Full Scale -39 dBu)
    Drift +/- 0.25 dB
    Average Time Constant 600 mS, +/- 6%
    Peak Acquisition Period 10 uS, to full-scale, sine input 25kHz
    Peak Attack Period Virtually Instantaneous
    Peak Decay Period 180 mS, from full-scale to all LEDs off
    Display Update Rate Approximately 10 mS
    Display Duty Cycle Display Time, AVERAGE, PEAK HOLD - 75%
    Display Time, PEAK - 100%
    Power Supply Input Range 117/237 VAC RMS, -20% to +10%, 50-60 Hz
    Calibration Controls None needed
    User Controls Left/Right input sensitivity
    Option DIP Switch:
    A) Peak Auto [ON]
    B) Difference Mode [ON/OFF]
    C) Over Level Alarm [ENABLE]
    D) Under Level Alarm [ENABLE]
    E) Auto ARMP
    User Port DB-9 Connector:
    A) Alarm relay closure contacts,1 form C, 1A, 30V AC or DC
    B) Mode control switch (user supplied)
    C) PEAK function switch (user supplied)
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 8.5 x 6.5 x 2.8" (215.9 x 165.1 x 71.1mm)
    Weight 2.3 lb (1.04 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.787 x 7.402 x 3.858"

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