Archived: SurroundMonitor 10800X Series

Archival: SurroundMonitor 10800X series


The eight-channel SurroundMonitor 10800 with its two independent TFT displays was the first audio visualisation system using RTW’s unique Surround Sound Analyzer (“House” display) featuring a fast and easy graphical representation of surround signals. Today, the SurroundMonitor 10800X series is known around the world as an invaluable aid for monitoring peak levels, ITU loudness, channel balance and surround sound in broadcast, recording, postpro and mastering.
For many of the existing units, a software upgrade kit with partial ITU loudness measurement functions is available. Please tell us the type and the serial number of your unit.

Features

  • Analog and/or digital inputs, mixed mode level display
  • 2-channel to 8-channel multi-standard peak program meter  
  • Peak memory, peak hold and over detector for all channels
  • Total Loudness Meter/Lequ
  • Partitial ITU loudness measurement
  • Surround Sound Analyzer
  • Up to 10-fold correlation display
  • 2-, 4-, 5-channel audio vectorscope
  • 31 bands real time analyzer (RTA)
  • Dialnorm meter for digital signals
  • AES/EBU status monitor for digital signals
  • Calibratable sound level display
  • A-, C,- CCIR2k-, RLB(K), RTW weighting filters
  • Programmable presets
  • Remote control interface

Archived Models

10800X-PLUS    - no longer available -
Table-top unit (215 x 172 x 65 mm) with two TFT displays 75 x 102 mm each, table-stand, mains adapter, and

  • 8 ch. analog In (8 x AES3 In, Sub-D)
  • 8 ch. digital In (4 x AES3 In, Sub-D)
  • 8 ch. digital Out (4 x AES3 Out, Sub-D)


10809X-PLUS    - no longer available -
same as 10800X-PLUS, but digital version only

10810-203    - no longer available -
same as 10800X-PLUS, but rack-mount unit with adapted front panel for Studer consoles (203 x 170 x 60.5 mm), without table-stand and without mains adapter

10820-203    - no longer available -
same as 10800X-PLUS, but rack-mount unit with adapted front panel for Lawo consoles (203 x 199.8 x 60.2 mm), without table-stand and without mains adapter

10830-218    - no longer available -
same as 10800X-PLUS, but rack-mount unit with adapted front panel for SSL consoles (218 x 160 x 60.2 mm), without table-stand and without mains adapter

10860X-VID    - no longer available -
same as 10800X-PLUS, but half-19" plug-in module (213.8 x 132.6 x 242.3 mm) with mounting adapters for cases with 407 mm depth (like standard 19" rack-mount cabinets for waveform monitors), without table-stand and without mains adapter

Options

108xxUPG    - no longer available -   
Software upgrade kit with particial Loudness functions acc. to ITU BS.1770 with RLB(K) filter and [ARD+9] scale. Please provide your serial number with your order!

Instruments

The Peak Program Meter (right display) shows depending on the selected format up to eight channels. The picture shows: peak level of each channel of a 5.1 surround signal acc. to selected standard with additional peak hold and SPL RMS indicators, pair of bargraphs for the display of  summed SPL level or Leq. The Surround Sound Analyzer (House display, left display) is a powerful tool for visualizing the interaction of all important parameters of surround signals. The dynamic behaviour of all display elements corresponds to the subjective listening impression, enabling you to see the balance of a surround programme intuitively and at a glance.

Beside the Peak Program Meter (right display) the Multi-Correlator (left display) shows the phase relationship of all possible channel pairs of a 5.1 surround signal with ten phase meters graphically placed inside a 5.1 speaker setup. To obtain a view of the "surround envelopment" effect an optional 300 Hz low pass filter can be activated.

Beside the Peak Program Meter (right display) the Dialnorm Meter (left display) calculates and displays Dialnorm values from the digital inputs. Dialnorm is used in film sound mixing and describes the normalization of the dialog loundness level with respect to a certain reference monitoring level.

Beside the Peak Program Meter (right display) the Audio Vectorscope (left display) offers a high quality Lissajous display for stereo signals and surround signals and for all modes with stereo channel pairs showing the phase relationship of the channels in real time. Additionally,  corresponding phase meters are displayed.

Beside the Peak Program Meter (right display) the Real Time Analyzer (left display) displays the spectral distribution of individual channels or channel groups using 31 bands with 1/3 octave intervals. Additional function for easy evaluation: peak hold.

Beside the Peak Program Meter (right display) this Audio Vectorscope (left display) offers the possibility to display external generated downmix signals or other external Stereo signals. On high quality Lissajous displays the phase relationship of the external channels is shown in real time.

This example shows the temporary displayed numerical display (left display). It superimposes the stored maximum level values, the margin and the overs in all channels.

Accessories

13715    - no longer available -   
Panel mounting kit

1163   
Snake cable 4 meter, distributes 25p-Sub-D to 8 x XLR-M (outputs, 10689-PLUS only)

1186   
Snake cable 4 meter, distributes 25p-Sub-D to 8 x XLR-F (inputs, 10689-PLUS only)

1168-R   
Wide range 100 - 240 V AC/24 V DC 2.7 A, table-top power supply with corresponding power cable for different power supply systems

Download Information

Data sheets and product information for download (as far as still available) can be found on the Archive site in our members area.
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