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Klein K-10a Non-Contact Professional Colorimeter

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Klein K-10a Professional Colorimeter

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Our price: $6940 USD

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Klein K-10a Professional Colorimeter with ChromaPure Professional

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Our price: $7049 USD

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The backbone of any video measurement or calibration effort is the colorimeter. Spectroradiometers, despite their reference accuracy, do not offer either the speed or the low-light sensitivity for the front line measurement instrument. For this you need a colorimeter. The Klein K-10a is the industry standard for professional-quality colorimeters. Its speed and low-light sensitivity is the best in the business. For maximum accuracy it should be paired with a reference spectroradiometer, such as those offered by JETI or Research Colorimetry.

This is one of the few color analyzers on the market that can reliably read a 10% stimulus test pattern off of a front projection screen. Its low-light performance is that good. It is unequalled for speed and low-light sensitivity and offers the fastest and most stable response of any color analyzer we have tested. It returns readings virtually instantaneously, and they do not bounce around. They remain quite stable, even at surprisingly low light levels.

Professionals interested in the K-10a are usually comparing it to the Colorimetry Reseach CR-100 as the two units are similar in form and function (both are professional quality colorimeters). The Klein K-10a is faster than the CR-100, but not by a lot. Both are similar in terms of accuracy. The K-10a is larger and includes a diffuser and an aiming mechanism, although at a higher price. These features are available for the CR-100 but as optional add-ons, bringing the pricing between the two units closer. 

Technical Specifications

Receptors Silicon Photocells
Measurement area 43 mm at contact
60 mm at 10 cm distance
70 cm at 4 meters distance
Acceptance angle ±5 degrees
Measurement Distance Any Distance
Display Range (Luminance) 0.0001to 10,000 cd/m2
Display Range (Chromaticity) Displayed as 3 or 4 digit value (selectable)*
Luminance (Meas. Range) 0.00006 to 10,000 cd/m2
Luminance (Accuracy) ±2% (3.00 to 10,000 cd/m²)
Luminance (Repeatability) ±0.1% (3.00 to 10,000 cd/m²)
Chromaticity (Meas. range ) 0.020 to 10,000 cd/m²
Chromaticity (Accuracy) ±0.002†, ±0.004††
Chromaticity (Repeatability) ±0.003 (0.05 to 0.1 cd/m²)
±0.0003 (2 to 10 cd/m²)
Flicker (VESA) (Meas. range) 1 to 150Hz*
Flicker (VESA) (Display Range) 0.0 to 999.9%
Flicker (VESA) (Accuracy) ±1% (flicker frequency: 30 Hz 75% duty cycle square wave)
±1% (flicker frequency: 60 Hz 75% duty cycle square wave)
Flicker (Contrast Method) (Meas. Range) 1 to 150Hz*
Flicker (Contrast Method) (Display Range) 0.0 to 999.9%
Flicker (Contrast Method) (Accuracy) ±.4% (flicker frequency: 30Hz AC/DC 10% sine wave)
Measurement speed (xyY) 8 measurements per second, averaging below 2.7 nits
Measurement speed (Flicker) 384 measurements per second*
Sync Mode Universal
Memory channels 90 stored in colorimeter
RGB Analyzer function Standard
Interface USB or RS-232c (38,400 bps maximum)
Multi-point measurement axis 1,4,5, or 9 probes using Klein K-colorimeter software‡
Software Solutions Chromasurf (available on website)
SDK software (supplied as standard accessory)‡
Operating temperature/humidity range Temperature: 15 to 35°C; Relative Humidity 70% or less with no condensation.
Luminance change: ±2% ±1 digit of reading for white; Chromaticity change: ±0.002
for white, ±0.006 for monochrome from reading of Klein’s standard LCD, 120 cd/
m² at 23°C 40%RH
Storage temperature/humidity range 0 to 28°C: Relative Humidity 70% or less with no condensation; 28 to 40°C:
Relative humidity 40% or less with no condensation
Input voltage range/ power 5V (USB power), ≤150mA
Dimensions 60mm diameter, 265mm length
Weight 570g (1 pound, 4 ounces)

What's included

The Klein K-10a as shipped contains:

  • Klein K-10 meter and carrying case
  • Extension tube
  • Rubber boot (for direct contact readings)
  • Diffuser (for illuminance readings)
  • Lens cap
  • Klein software on CD



Klein K-10a Colorimeter w/extension tube and rubber boot installed

Calibration DVD

For your convenience our ChromaPure partner offers a simple calibration DVD that includes all of the test patterns that you'll need to perform a complete calibration of your display. This DVD is offered free as a complementary download, or a DVD can be shipped to you for the cost of shipping and handling (see above).

Click here to download the DVD

Instructions:

  1. Download the .zip file to your PC.
  2. Unzip the contents, which is an .iso DVD image file, to your hard drive.
  3. Double-click the .iso file.
  4. If you have DVD burning software (e.g., Nero Burning ROM), the file will open.
    Set the image type to DVD (not CD) if necessary.
  5. Insert a blank, writable DVD into your DVD burner, and then burn the image.

About Klein Instruments

Klein Instruments Corporation (Portland, OR) has a twenty-five year history of delivering reference-grade optical instruments, primarily to display manufacturers. When you use a Klein K-10a to calibrate your display, you are very likely using the same instrument the manufacturer used to test it! 

Warranty

The Klein K-10a is backed by a strong one-year warranty from the manufacturer.

Reviews/Testimonials

For reviews/testimonials of ChromaPure calibration software & packages, see our ChromaPure order page.

Why buy from CurtPalme.com?

CurtPalme.com are calibration experts and authors of the popular free calibration guide: Grayscale & Color Calibration for Dummies. We live and breathe calibration. No matter what your needs we can assist in choosing what's right for you. We offer products for the budget DIY'er all the way up to the seasoned professional, all at CurtPalme.com discounted prices.

Links

ChromaPure software
ChromaPure Grayscale & Color Calibration for Dummies
ChromaPure Discussion/Support Forum

FAQ: Which meter is right for me?
Colour Science: About Meter Accuracy
Colour Science: Video Calibration Myths

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