Rane RPM 2 Multiprocessor

Rane RPM 2 - Programmable Multiprocessor with EQ, Feedback Suppression, Dynamics and Crossover

Rane RPM 2 - Programmable Multiprocessor with EQ, Feedback Suppression, Dynamics and Crossover

Rane RPM 2 Multiprocessor

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The RPM 2 is a "drag and drop" configurable, multi-process DSP-based device, set up and controlled using Rane's Drag Net software and offering the ultimate in signal processing flexibility, allowing the engineer to draw the system needed without signal flow restrictions. The control software provides complete display and control, in graphical form, of all signal processing configurations and functions, downloadable from a computer via a rear panel port.

Familiar Windows file management tools and shortcuts are incorporated into the Drag Net software, allowing complete project management within a single interface. Industry standard 10Base-T Ethernet is used to communicate between the unit and any Ethernet-equipped PC running Microsoft Windows.

The RPM 2 provides two balanced, line-level analog inputs and two balanced analog outputs, each I/O having its own user-defined signal processing path. Euroblock connectors are provided for audio and logic I/O. Grounding screws for direct connection to the metal chassis are provided for solving EMI problems due to shield wiring.

The various DSP functions include parametric and graphic EQ, feedback elimination, crossovers and dynamics along with input and output gain. The processing power of the unit is extremely flexible. For example, the RPM's 215 MIPS can translate into 150 fully parametric EQ filters, should the need arise for multiple channels of fifteen-band parametric EQs and nothing else. With 24-bit converters, greater than 105dB throughput dynamic range and double-precision 48-bit internal DSP math, the RPM 2 offers a stellar integration of DSP algorithms and audio performance.

Multiple units can be controlled from a single computer using low-cost Ethernet switches. The recessed Default button on the rear panel recalls Preset 1 in case of communications failure. The front panel has three-color LED meters for each input and output, allowing fast and intuitive signal flow verification without a computer. Certified as UL, CSA and CE compliant, the RPM 2 is compatible with any installation mandating agency compliance.


Powerful DSP, up to 48-bit precision processing with 105dB dynamic range
Two balanced analog inputs and outputs
Preset recall via contact closures
Versatile Input Port for remote control via voltage
10Base-T Ethernet control


Drag Net setup and control software for Windows with full, 100% "drag and drop" functionality
Signal flow and critical settings in plain view on one screen
Fully programmable processing configurations
Expandable collection of processing blocks
Firmware upgrades via Ethernet connection
In the Box
Rane RPM 2 - Programmable Multiprocessor with EQ, Feedback Suppression, Dynamics and Crossover
  • AC Power Cable
  • Software CD ROM
  • Two (2) Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Effects Type Parametric and Graphic EQ
    Feedback Eliminator
    Channels 2
    Presets 24, non volatile
    User Memory Shared with Presets
    Inputs Euroblock terminal
    Output Euroblock terminal
    AD/DA Conversion 24-bit, 48kHz
    MIDI No
    External Storage Dedicated on-site computer
    Display 3-color LED meters for each input and output level
    2-digit preset LED
    Frequency Response 10Hz to 20kHz, +0/-1dB
    Dynamic Range 105dB, input gain at 0dB, A-weighted
    Noise Not specified by manufacturer
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 19" x 8 1/4" x 1 3/4"
    Weight 5 lbs
    Specialties Rear panel RJ-45 Ethernet connector for computer control
    Input Port for remote control via voltage
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.5 x 14.0 x 4.5"

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