FMR Audio RNC500 Really Nice Compressor (500 series)

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 FMR Audio RNC500 Really Nice Compressor (500 series)


Based upon our successful Really Nice Compressor this variation not only fits the increasingly popular API500 series rack, but delivers an improved dynamic fidelity befitting the format! This dynamic-range compressor provides positive signal control while leveraging its pedigree for simultaneously reducing collateral sonic damage. Additionally, we've added some thoughtful features that most folks won't overtly notice, but will be glad that they're there: overcurrent protection prevents a rare failure from bringing down your whole 500 series rack, an early-warning power supply detection that causes the RNC500  to enter bypass, irrespective of the front panel switch position, to avoid power-down pops, a robust 18 gauge electro galvanized enclosure that keeps the delicate electronics safe from harm and helps protect against Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) from affecting things inside or outside of the enclosure.

Like all of our dynamic audio processing products, we've replaced sidechain electronics with chunks of software to accomplish both a bill of materials cost reduction while simultaneously improving dynamic performance accuracy and consistency. The beauty of this approach is that the main signal path (all dynamic audio processors have two paths: a sidechain / control path and the main audio path) remains firmly in the analog domain thereby avoiding latency and digital conversion artifacts that are sometimes unwanted. Coupled with a faster (40x) processor and higher resolution (24 bit) arithmetic, sealed switches & relays, multi-layer printed circuit board (PCB) the RNC500 will deliver smooth, controllable and reliable compression for years to come.

Main Features

* Single channel, 500 series version of the RNC.

* Balanced input & output

* Linkable for stereo operation

* Maximum input/output levels of +28dBu.

* Overcurrent protection circuits safeguard 500 series rack operation in case of power supply faults.

* 24-bit arithmetic for smoother compression.

* SuperNice & Normal modes

* Accurate signal level metering via power-saving "dot" gain reduction display.

* Sealed, C&K subminiature toggle switches.

* Blue-anodized, machined aluminum knobs.