FMR Audio RNLA7239 Really Nice Levelling Amplifier

FMR Audio RNLA7239 Really Nice Levelling Amplifier

FMR Audio RNLA7239 Really Nice Levelling Amplifier

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Product Highlights

  • Stereo Compressor in 1/3 Rack Size
  • 5-Parameter Controls
  • Adds a Thickness to the Source
  • Attack & Release Controls
  • 2 x 1/4" Input/Outputs
  • 1/4" TRS Sidechain Insert
  • Rack-Mountable
  • Aluminum and Steel Enclosure
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FMR Audio RNLA7239 overview

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The RNLA7239 Really Nice Levelling Amplifier from FMR Audio is a stereo compressor in a 1/3 rack size with 5-parameter controls, and is designed to level a signal rather than tame every transient. It can be used on several instruments such as bass guitar, drums and other sources in need of added sonic texture.

The compressor has two 1/4" unbalanced inputs that also double as TRS inserts to mate with mixers and equipment inserts. Balanced outputs give your audio the benefit of reduced noise. Reminiscent of classic opto compressors, and is admittedly much gentler to the signal, the RNLA7239 compressor is a little resistant to responding right away, but requires the signal to be there for a while. This action adds a desirable characteristic to the source signal.

This control sets the input signal amplitude at which the RNLA will start compressing. When turned counterclockwise (CCW), the RNLA will compress quieter signals. When turned clockwise (CW), the RNLA requires hotter signals before it will begin compression.
Determines how much the RNLA will change the output signal as the input signal changes over threshold. Turning this control CCW decreases the difference between the compressor's output and input signals. Turning this control CW increases the difference between the compressor's output and input signals.
Attack Time
This control sets "how fast" the RNLA will try to correct the input signal after it rises above the threshold level.
Release Time
Controls how fast the RNLA will return to the gain setting just before the input signal rose above the threshold level.
Makes up the average gain loss which occurs during normal compression. However, it can also be used to match gain levels to subsequent stages, etc.
Gain Reduction Meter
The meter shows the current amount of "gain reduction" being applied to the input signal.
Log Rel
Invokes the default "normal" mode or a mode with an increased release curve acceleration. When compressing a fair amount (6 dB or more), transient signals can get "swallowed", "ducked" or over-compressed. By changing the release characteristics under higher gain reduction amounts, the "punchy" character of some transient sources can be partially restored.
This push button engages or disengages a relay that routes the input signal around to the output jacks, thereby bypassing the output of the compressor.
UPC: 710928980505
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FMR Audio RNLA7239 Really Nice Levelling Amplifier
  • Power Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    FMR Audio RNLA7239 specs

    Connectors Left/Right 1/4"(6.3 mm) unbalanced inputs (TS, or TRS for console inserts)
    Left/Right 1/4" (6.3 mm) balanced, single-ended outputs
    1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS sidechain
    Controls Rotary: Threshold, Ratio, Attack Time, Release Time, Output Level
    Switches: Bypass, Mode Select
    Meter: 8-segment LED gain reduction, 0-16 dB
    Modes Normal: Provides fast attack/release
    Log Rel: Provides release envelope acceleration to aid maintenance of transient "punch"
    Operating Level 0.775 Vrms (0 dBu) nominal for +22 dB headroom
    1.228 Vrms (+4 dBu) nominal for +18 dB headroom
    Noise Less than -90 dBu over 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Typically -95 dBu over 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Frequency Response 10 Hz to 100 kHz ±0.5 dB @ 0 dBu
    Clip Point +22.5 dBu @ ≤3% THD, 1 kHz, greater than 2 kOhms load
    Distortion Less than 0.1%, no gain reduction @ 1 kHz, 0 dBu
    Less than 0.5%, 6 dB G.R. @ 1 kHz, 6:1, 6.0 ms attack, 0.5 s release, 0 dB gain, 0 dBu
    Threshold Range -40 dBu to +20 dBu
    Ratio Range: 1:1 to 25:1
    Output Trim Range ±15 dB
    Input Impedance Approximately 10 kOhms
    Output Impedance Approximately 100 Ohms unbalanced, 200 Ohms balanced
    AC Power Wall transformer, 9 VAC @ 500 mA, 0.08" (2.1 mm) jack
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 5.5 x 5.5 x 1.6" (14.0 x 14.0 x 4.1 cm)
    Weight 2.0 lb (0.9 kg)
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    Package Weight 2.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.2 x 6.8 x 2.1"

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