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Top Multichannel
Diagnostics Tool
By Spencer Rutt
Marketing Manager, Linear Acoustic

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earching for an efficient tool for
end-to-end system testing and
troubleshooting? Look no further
than the MT2000 Multichannel
Bitstream Analyser from Linear
Acoustic.
The MT2000 (pictured below) is a
portable, handheld diagnostic tool
that can quickly and effectively
monitor and generate Dolby
Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and PCM
bitstreams anytime, anywhere.
Featuring ITU-R BS.1770-1/2/3
loudness metering and built-in
test-signal generators, the MT2000
allows audio system integrators
and service engineers to quickly
monitor and check the integrity
and composition of Dolby encoded
and PCM signals routed through
production, broadcast, cable and
satellite facilities, or even a home
theatre system.
The MT2000 accepts signals via
MADI/AES, TOSLINK optical, 3GHz
SDI, and HDMI connections - SNMP
monitoring, Dolby decoding, DVBASI, MADI, and HDMI inputs are
optionally available.
The unit can automatically
identify the format of the selected
input signal and activates the
appropriate built-in decoder. Passthrough mode permits modification
of the AES channel status before
passing it to the outputs. Monitoring
capabilities include error detection
at the AES3 layer and within the
coded audio layers, including
SMPTE 337 formatting information
and Dolby E guard band position.
To aid in quick and efficient testing
and monitoring, the MT2000 features
a bright yellow OLED display and
integrated rotary control cluster to
provide easy menu navigation and
function selection. A standard 1/8inch stereo headphone jack can
be switched to monitor any two
decoded channels or a downmix of
the whole programme, and a wide-

range equalised and processed
speaker provides a surprisingly loud
output, useful for quick checks and
for emulating sound systems found
in portable devices.
An extensive set of useful Dolby
Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby
E test bitstreams is stored internally,
and users can modify the set in
the field via software download.
The MT2000 can generate the
selected bitstreams simultaneously
on all output connectors, even
while receiving and decoding an
input signal.
The MT2000 is also capable of
generating two-channel PCM signals.
In this mode, the user can select the
output waveform type (white noise,
pink noise, sine, square), amplitude,
and frequency. Test signals and
analysis are also provided for latency
and basic lip sync.
Signals
are
provided
simultaneously via MADI/AES
and TOSLINK optical outputs and
can be re-embedded into any of
the SDI pairs.
Output can be the original input
signal, a multichannel PCM decoded
version of the input signal, test
signals, or, in the case of the SDI
output, a combination of all of these.
Inputs can be used as sources
for embedding even if not sure for
decoding, thus channel shuffling can
be easily accomplished.

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