RDL RU-AFC2 - Stereo Audio Format Converter

RDL RU-AFC2 - Stereo Audio Format Converter

RDL RU-AFC2 - Stereo Audio Format Converter

B&H # RDRUAFC2 MFR # RU-AFC2
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Product Highlights

  • Unbalanced to Balanced Audio Conversion
  • Additional Summed MONO Out
  • Switch-Selectable Ground Lift for XLRs
  • Balanced to Unbalanced Audio Conversion
  • Front-Panel Unbalanced RCA Connectors
  • Front-Panel Balanced XLR Connectors
  • Rear-Panel Detachable Terminal Blocks
  • Dual-LED VU Meter per Channel
  • Gold-Plated Connectors
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RDL RU-AFC2 overview

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The RU-AFC2 by RDL is a stereo bi-directional audio format converter. The bi-directional format allows the RU-AFC2 to fully convert the stereo input and stereo output of a consumer audio product to professional balanced standards. It can equally convert the stereo input and stereo output of a professional audio product to consumer unbalanced standards. The audio fidelity, low noise, low distortion and excellent crosstalk performance of the RU-AFC2 are suited to critical applications.

Unbalanced audio connections are available on front-panel RCA jacks. Balanced audio connections are available on front-panel XLR jacks and on rear-panel detachable terminal blocks. The shield connections of the XLR output jacks are connected to the case through a rear-panel ground-lift switch. The unbalanced to balanced section includes an additional MONO summed output on a rear-panel detachable terminal block which may be wired balanced or unbalanced. The mono output may be used to drive patch-bay jacks, powered monitors or subwoofer amplifiers.

Each of the left and right outputs is equipped with a dual-LED VU-meter. The intensity of the green LED is proportional to the audio level. The red LED flashes at the calibrated output level, -10 dBV unbalanced or +4 dBu balanced. An individual multi-turn level trim control is provided on the front panel for each output channel.

UPC: 813721013392
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RDL RU-AFC2 - Stereo Audio Format Converter
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    RDL RU-AFC2 specs

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    Function Unbalanced to balanced audio conversion
    -10 dBV inputs feeding +4 dBu outputs
    Inputs Unbalanced line-level
    Input Connectors 2 x RCA phono (1 x L/R)
    Maximum Input Level +25 dBV
    Outputs +4 dBu balanced - left, right, mono sum
    Output Connectors 2 x XLR balanced
    stereo output on detachable terminal block
    mono sum output on detachable terminal block
    Maximum Output Level +25 dBu
    Gain Range -25 dB to +9 dB (relative to +4 dBu)
    Frequency Response 10 Hz to 150 kHz ±0.25 dB
    THD + N < 0.005%
    Noise < ‑90 dB (below +4 dBu)
    Crosstalk < ‑80 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
    Headroom > 20 dB
    Unbalanced Stereo
    Note These specifications define reverse performance, not additional connectivity.
    Function Balanced to unbalanced audio conversion
    +4 dBu inputs feeding -10 dBV outputs
    Inputs Balanced line‑level
    Input Connectors 2 x XLR balanced
    stereo input on detachable terminal block
    Maximum Input Level +17 dBV
    Outputs -10 dBV unbalanced left/right
    Output Connectors 2 x RCA phono (1 x L/R)
    Maximum Output Level +17 dBV
    Gain Range ‑28 dB to +5 dB (relative to -10 dBV)
    CMRR > 80 dB (50 to 120 Hz)
    Frequency Response 10 Hz to 150 kHz ±0.25 dB
    THD + N < 0.001%
    Noise < ‑100 dB (below ‑10 dBV)
    Crosstalk < ‑90 dB (10 Hz to 20 kHz)
    Headroom > 20 dB
    General
    Power Requirement 24 VDC @ 60 mA (idle), 100 mA (max)
    Ground referenced
    Operating Temperature Range 32 to 131°F (0 to 55°C)
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.7 x 5.8 x 4.375" (4.3 x 15 x 11.11 cm)
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.8 x 6.2 x 1.9"

    RDL RU-AFC2 reviews

    RU-AFC2 - Stereo Audio Format Converter is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nice piece of hardware if it worked? Maybe it is just me but I was not able to get this device to work. Maybe the power supply is bad. Maybe my brain is just bad? The unit seems well built and has incredible specs. During a live show I was attempting to record a live board feed to my Marantz 671. I could get nothing in the unit; no signal LED or output. Power supply seemed properly attached and I was able to confirm signal using a different setup. I attempted to adjust the level screws but nothing seemed to work. I would like to give this unit a better rating and maybe after some more testing I can give a better update.
    Date published: 2015-02-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best of what's available I had to buy the power supply. Running from tube line preamp out a duel mono balanced analog XRL into this. Then It's pushing this signal out duel unbalanced RCA into a cassette recorder. Has green signal indicator for signal and red for high. It also does the reverse at the same time. I'll be getting another as I want to run 2. This gear is well made.
    Date published: 2015-03-30
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