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FMR Audio RNC1773 Really Nice Compressor

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FMR Audio RNC1773 Really Nice Compressor
Key Features
  • Stereo Compressor in 1/3 Rack Size
  • High-Fidelity Audio Path and Compression
  • Normal and Super Nice Modes
  • 5 Parameter Controls
The RNC1773 Really Nice Compressor from FMR Audio is a stereo compressor in a 1/3 rack size which offers a high-fidelity audio path and versatile compression schemes to help you control the level of vocals or create dynamic special effects for percussive instruments.
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FMR Audio RNC1773 Overview

The RNC1773 Really Nice Compressor from FMR Audio is a stereo compressor in a 1/3 rack size which offers a high-fidelity audio path and versatile compression schemes to help you control the level of vocals or create dynamic special effects for percussive instruments.

The RNC1773 provides two modes of operation, controlled with five parameters. The Normal mode lets you set the compression's attack and release times to achieve snappy snares and popping basses. The Super Nice mode cascades three stereo compressors in series, reducing compression artifacts and producing nearly invisible compression for natural-sounding vocals, acoustic guitars, program bus, and more.

The Really Nice Compressor employs a microprocessor to replace sidechain analog components, which can cause scratchy pot and switch problems. No audio flows through the microprocessor or front-panel controls, giving you the accuracy and precision of digital control with the clean tonal character of an all-analog signal path. The unit comes with a sidechain input to make your sounds cut through the mix.

Stereo compressor in 1/3 rack size, with high-fidelity audio path and compression scheme
Normal mode for serious signal squashing—very fast attack times allow positive control of percussive sources
Super Nice mode for near-invisible compression—cascades three stereo compressors in series to reduce compression artifacts
5 parameter controls with attack and release
Digital controls—no audio flows through front panel controls, permitting short audio runs to avoid hum/noise pickup and accurate repeatability of your favorite settings
Single 1/4" TRS cable attachment to insert jacks
1/4" TRS sidechain insert for special effects
Rugged, extruded aluminum and electro-galvanized steel enclosure
Rack-mountable design
UPC: 710928980499

FMR Audio RNC1773 Specs

Size
1/3 x 1 RU
Connectors
1/4" Unbalanced Input (TS, or TRS for Console Inserts)
L/R In and Out, TRS Sidechain Access
Controls and Displays
Rotary: Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release, Output Trim
Switches: Bypass, Mode Select
Meter: 8-Segment LED Gain Reduction, 0 to 20 dB
Operating Modes
Normal, Super Nice
Impedance
Input: 10 kOhms, Single-Ended
Output: 100 Ohms, Single-Ended
Operating Level
0.775 Vrms (0 dBu) Nominal
Noise Floor
<-90 dBu, over 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Frequency Response
10 Hz to 100 kHz ± 0.5 dB at 0 dBu, No Gain Reduction
Clip Point
+22.5 dBu at 3% THD, 1 kHz, >2 kOhms Output Load
THD+N
<0.1%, No Gain Reduction at 1 kHz, 0 dBu
<0.5%, 6 dB Gain Reduction at 1 kHz, 6:1, 6 ms Attack, 0.5 sec Release, 0 dB Gain
Threshold Range
-40 dBu to +20 dBu
Ratio Range
1:1 to 25:1
Attack Range
0.250 µs to 200 ms, +40 µs, for 63% correction with 15 dB over threshold input signal
Release Range
0.2 ms to 200 ms for 100% recovery after 15 dB gain reduction
Output Trim Range
±15 dB
Power Supply
100-240 VAC, 47/63 Hz
12 VDC, 500 mA regulated, 2.1 mm barrel connector
Dimensions
5.5 x 5.5 x 1.6" / 13.9 x 13.9 x 4.0 cm
Weight
2.0 lb / 0.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.04 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.25 x 6.85 x 2"

FMR Audio RNC1773 Reviews

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I received the rnc1773. The selling page's photo ...

I received the rnc1773. The selling page's photo has 9v adapter but I got the 12v adapter. So, could you change the photo for new one with 12v adapter? It can making confuse to some customers.
Asked by: Woong
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will do our best update the information.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-09-17

Can this device be made to stay in Super Nice ...

Can this device be made to stay in Super Nice mode across power cycles?
Asked by: Robert
Settings will not be remembered in the case of a power failure or a power reset. NORMAL MODE: Mode Selection This mode is selected upon power up of the RNC. If the SUPER NICE indicator lamp is extinguished, then NORMAL MODE is selected. SUPER N ICE MODE Mode Selection: This mode must be manually selected by depressing the SUPER NICE switch until the SUPER NICE indicator lamp is on.
Answered by: Mark S
Date published: 2021-08-27

Does this device work with 220v power or is it ...

Does this device work with 220v power or is it only 110v?
Asked by: Luis
Yes, the FMR Audio RNC1773 offers a power Supply 100-240 VAC, 47/63 Hz 12 VDC, 500 mA regulated, 2.1 mm barrel connector
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-12-26

Can the FMR RNC be connected directly to the ...

Can the FMR RNC be connected directly to the Pioneer DDJ 800 DJ Controller? Can then the FMR RNC be connected to the AKG HP4E? Hence, the signal flow is as follows: DDJ 800 = FMR RNC = HP4E = Headphones https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1244140-REG/akg_3450h00010_hp4e_4_channel_headphone_amplifier.html/qa
Asked by: Christian
But ... won't the signal from the DDJ 800 headphones jack, connected into the FMR RNC compress the headphones level signal? If I want to connect the AKG HP4E to the RNC and the headphones into the HP4E, fine (since all is about the headphones). However, all being the same, if I want to, as another option, connect the RNC to a powered speaker instead of to the headphones, this will feed the speaker with a headphones level signal. Bad, right?
Answered by: Christian
Date published: 2022-10-31
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