Really Nice Compressor


Our Price: $175.00
List Price: $199.00
You save 12%! (Low Price Guarantee)
In Stock

The Really Nice Compressor (RNC) is a compact, affordable stereo compressor with a high-fidelity audio path and compression scheme. Don't be deceived by the price tag; the RNC is a serious studio tool. By using digital controls and an all-analog signal path, it offers accurate, precise controls and clean tonal character. The RNC provides two modes of operation: normal and SuperNice™. Normal mode allows the RNC to be used for everyday compression tasks, like punchy snare drums or bass guitars, and SuperNice mode provides near-invisible signal compression for sensitive material where compression artifacts are less desirable (like vocals, acoustic guitar or the program bus). I/O features 1/4" Unbalanced I/O (TS, or TRS for console inserts); L/R in & out, & TRS sidechain. Controls feature threshold, ratio, attack time, release time, output level bypass & mode select.

FMR RNC1773 Features:

  • Stereo compressor in 1/3 rack size
  • Accurate & repeatable 5-parameter controls
  • "Normal" mode for serious signal squashing. Very fast attack times allow positive control of percussive sources
  • "Super Nice" mode for near invisible compression. This mode cascades 3 stereo compressors in series to reduce compression artifacts
  • Single TRS-cable attachement to many "insert" jacks
  • 1/4" TRS sidechain insert for special effects
  • No audio flows through front-panel controls, permitting short audio runs to avoid hum/noise pickup
  • Rack-mountable
  • Rugged extruded aluminum and electro-galvanized steel enclosure

FMR RNC1773 Specifications:

  • Size: 1/3 x 1 EIA rack unit
  • Connectors: 1/4" Unbalanced I/O (TS, or TRS for console inserts); L/R in& out, TRS sidechain
  • Controls and Displays
    • Rotary: Threshold, Ratio, Attack Time, Release Time, Output Level
    • Switches: Bypass, Mode Select
    • Meter: 8-segment LED Gain Reduction, 0-20 dB
  • Modes
    • Normal: Provides fast attack/release, accurate compression
    • Super Nice: Layered compressors, reduces compression artifacts
  • Operating Level: 0.775 Vrms (0 dBu) nominal
  • Noise: Less than -90dBu over 20-20kHz
  • Frequency response: 10 - 100k Hz ±0.5dB @ 0dBu
  • Clip point: +22.5dBu @ 3% THD, 1kHz, greater than 2k Ohm load
  • Distortion
    • less than 0.1%, no gain reduction @ 1 kHz, 0dBu
    • less than 0.5%, 6 dB G.R. @ 1kHz, 6:1, 6.0 msec attack, 0.5 sec release, 0dB gain, 0dBu
  • Threshold range: -40dBu to +20dBu
  • Ratio range: 1:1 to 25:1
  • Attack range: 0.2 msec to 200 msec for 100% correction with <15dB over threshold input signal
  • Release range: .05 sec to 5.0 sec for 100% recovery with 15dB G.R.
  • Output: trim range ±15dB
  • AC Power: Wall transformer, 9VAC @ 500mA, 2.1mm jack
  • Dimensions: 5.5" x 5.5" x 1.6"
  • Weight: 2 lbs
Add to Cart

We're sorry, only of this item available

Call a Sales Pro at 800-356-5844 for more information

© 2016 Full Compass Systems, LTD  9770 Silicon Prairie Parkway, Madison, WI 53593  All rights reserved.

We are not responsible for typographical errors in pricing or product specification
inaccuracies in our catalog or web site. Prices are subject to change without notice.