SpectraCAL & Klein Instruments Announce K-10 Cinema Pro Optimized for Home Theater
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(Portland, OR) – October 11, 2011 – Klein Instruments and SpectraCal announced today the K-10 Cinema Pro. The Cinema Pro is a new version of Klein’s heralded K-10 non-contact colorimeter, optimized for home theater video calibration.
By removing features unneeded in home theater calibration, Klein was able to create an instrument that is even more accurate than previous K-10s, while costing less
“The K-10 was designed to serve a wide variety of uses,” says Luhr Jensen, the K-10’s inventor. “By removing features the home theater calibrator doesn’t need, we’ve been able to create a version that is even more accurate at the measurements needed in the home theater, and also reduce the price.”
Among the features Klein removed in the Cinema Pro are the short focus aiming light option, the external aiming light switch, various calibration files not used in home theater, and Klein’s software utilities.
“The Cinema Pro edition is optimized for use with CalMAN,” Jensen says, referring to SpectraCal’s video calibration software CalMAN, the software solution used by nearly all professional home theater calibrators. “You don’t need the external switch when CalMAN lets you turn the laser on and off from software.”
To promote the introduction of the K-10 Cinema Pro, Klein Instruments and SpectraCal have teamed up to offer an unprecedented low price of $4995.
“Anyone who has ever had a chance to use a K-10 wants one,” says Derek Smith, SpectraCal’s founder and Chief Technology Officer. “In our calibration classes, people always hog the station with the K-10.”
In addition to offering extremely precise and repeatable readings, the K-10 Cinema Pro provides its results very quickly. Particularly in automated calibrations involving many measurements, the K-10 Cinema Pro’s speed makes a huge difference in the total calibration time.
“The only reason every calibrator doesn’t have one already is price,” says Joshua Quain, SpectraCal’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This special introduction price makes the K-10 Cinema Pro much more affordable and should allow people who haven’t been able to get a K-10 before to have the meter they really desire,” Quain said.
The K-10 Cinema Pro is available exclusively from SpectraCal.
Offered at introductory price of $4995 in October.