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Radio Design Labs ST-GCA3
Gain Control Amplifier

OUR PART #  STGCA3

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Radio Design Labs' ST-GCA3 constantly adjusts for changes in input levels, bringing up low levels, and reducing gain for high levels. The audio level is constantly adjusted to maintain the correct output. The AGC adjustment rate is switch-selectable. Making audio levels uniform and consistent improves the performance of nearly any type of audio system, and the ST-GCA3 SLOW mode is ideal for leveling music sources. The FAST setting of the ST-GCA3 makes it ideal for use in systems prone to loud bursts of audio, and inconsistent levels which must be constantly and quickly corrected. In paging systems, intercom systems, and mic mixing applications where intelligibility is a must the ST-GCA3 FAST mode can be the key to optimum performance.

NOTE: Radio Design Labs' PS-24AS power supply is NOT included but is required in order to power this product.  Please see the "Accessories" tab or click here for more information on the PS-24AS power supply.

Features:

  • Automatic Gain Control
  • Wide Dynamic Range AGC
  • Slow Inaudible Gain-Reduction
  • Tight Dynamic Control
  • Positive, Fast Gain Reduction
  • Low-Noise and Low-Distortion AGC
  • RDL® SupplyFlex™ Power Input Configuration

Specifications

  • Input: +4 dBu balanced (nominal); -45 dBu to +20 dBu for rated output
  • Maximum Input Level: +26 dBu
  • Outputs (2): +4 dBu, 150 O balanced LINE(nminal, +0/-3 dB); -45 dBu balanced MIC into 150 O
  • AGC Range: > 40 dB (output level maintained within 3 dB)
  • Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 20 kHz (+/- 0.75 dB)
  • No input signal, output un-muted: < -70 dB
  • No input signal, output muted: < -80 dB
  • Input signal present, output muted: < -50 dB
  • THD+N: < 0.3% (50 Hz to 20 kHz; Typ. 0.05% @ 1 kHz)
  • Mute Threshold: -46 dB below max input; -28 dB below normal input
  • Muting Response: 15 sec. for 50 dB
  • SLOW AGC response: 8 sec. for 20 dB average level adjustment
  • FAST AGC response: 3 sec. for 20 dB average level adjustment
  • On Delay: 50 ms to ramp from muted to fully on condition
  • Indicators (2): LED, green variableintensity shows audio expansion; LED, yellow variable intensity shows audio gain reduction
  • Note: Both LEDs display equalintensity for normal input level (equal available expansion and gain reduction).
  • Power Requirement: GROUND-REFERENCED or FLOATING, 24 to 33 Vdc@ 40 mA
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Radio Design Labs ST-GCA3
Gain Control Amplifier

OUR PART #  STGCA3

Product Information:

Radio Design Labs' ST-GCA3 constantly adjusts for changes in input levels, bringing up low levels, and reducing gain for high levels. The audio level is constantly adjusted to maintain the correct output. The AGC adjustment rate is switch-selectable. Making audio levels uniform and consistent improves the performance of nearly any type of audio system, and the ST-GCA3 SLOW mode is ideal for leveling music sources. The FAST setting of the ST-GCA3 makes it ideal for use in systems prone to loud bursts of audio, and inconsistent levels which must be constantly and quickly corrected. In paging systems, intercom systems, and mic mixing applications where intelligibility is a must the ST-GCA3 FAST mode can be the key to optimum performance.

NOTE: Radio Design Labs' PS-24AS power supply is NOT included but is required in order to power this product.  Please see the "Accessories" tab or click here for more information on the PS-24AS power supply.

Features:

  • Automatic Gain Control
  • Wide Dynamic Range AGC
  • Slow Inaudible Gain-Reduction
  • Tight Dynamic Control
  • Positive, Fast Gain Reduction
  • Low-Noise and Low-Distortion AGC
  • RDL® SupplyFlex™ Power Input Configuration

Specifications

  • Input: +4 dBu balanced (nominal); -45 dBu to +20 dBu for rated output
  • Maximum Input Level: +26 dBu
  • Outputs (2): +4 dBu, 150 O balanced LINE(nminal, +0/-3 dB); -45 dBu balanced MIC into 150 O
  • AGC Range: > 40 dB (output level maintained within 3 dB)
  • Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 20 kHz (+/- 0.75 dB)
  • No input signal, output un-muted: < -70 dB
  • No input signal, output muted: < -80 dB
  • Input signal present, output muted: < -50 dB
  • THD+N: < 0.3% (50 Hz to 20 kHz; Typ. 0.05% @ 1 kHz)
  • Mute Threshold: -46 dB below max input; -28 dB below normal input
  • Muting Response: 15 sec. for 50 dB
  • SLOW AGC response: 8 sec. for 20 dB average level adjustment
  • FAST AGC response: 3 sec. for 20 dB average level adjustment
  • On Delay: 50 ms to ramp from muted to fully on condition
  • Indicators (2): LED, green variableintensity shows audio expansion; LED, yellow variable intensity shows audio gain reduction
  • Note: Both LEDs display equalintensity for normal input level (equal available expansion and gain reduction).
  • Power Requirement: GROUND-REFERENCED or FLOATING, 24 to 33 Vdc@ 40 mA
Rackmount System for 12 Stick-On Units
Radio Design Labs STR-19A Rackmount System for 12 Stick-On Units
Radio Design Labs' STR-19A Racking System holds up to 12 STICK-ONs in a 19" rack and only occupies two rack spaces.
136.70 182.87 25
In Stock
Free Shipping Available
Stick-On Mounting Rack for 10 Units
Radio Design Labs SR-10 Stick-On Mounting Rack for 10 Units
Radio Design Labs' STR-10 Racking System holds up to 10 STICK-ON units.  It holds STICK-ONs at an angle allowing for control adjustment from either the edge of a STICK-ON, or the top (depending on where the adjustment is located on ...
65.41 87.48 25
In Stock
Free Shipping Available
24 VDC 500mA Switching Power Supply
Radio Design Labs PS-24AS 24 VDC 500mA Switching Power Supply
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23.40 31.28 25
In Stock
Din Rail Adaptor for STICK-ON
Radio Design Labs DRA-35S Din Rail Adaptor for STICK-ON
The DRA-35S is a 35 mm DIN rail mounting bracket that provides positive mounting for any RDL STICK-ON® module. The oblique mounting angle of the DRA-35S allows an installer to mount several STICK-ON modules to a single DIN rail. Access to ...
19.40 22.89 15
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Mounting Kit for STICK-ON, TX, or Rack-Up module
Radio Design Labs MB1-RDL Mounting Kit for STICK-ON, TX, or Rack-Up module
Two mounting brackets mounts a STICK-ON, TX, or Rack-Up module to a flat surface.
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Rackmount Kit for 10 Stick-On Units
Radio Design Labs STR-19B Rackmount Kit for 10 Stick-On Units
Radio Design Labs' STR-19B Racking System holds up to 10 STICK-ON unitss in a 19 inch rack and only occupies two rack spaces. The STR-19B holds STICK-ONs at an angle allowing for control adjustment from either the edge of a STICK-ON, or ...
162.53 217.40 25
Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!
Free Shipping Available
Mounting Frame for Stick/TX
Radio Design Labs SR-4 Mounting Frame for Stick/TX
Radio Design Labs' SR-4 is a universal module chassis that can mount to a backboard, wall or nearly any other support. It provides mounting for 4 STICK-ON power amplifiers or 7 standard STICK-ON modules. TX ™ modules may also be mounted. ...
84.88 113.53 25
Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!
STICK-ON Series 19"W Mounting Rack for up to12 Modules
Radio Design Labs SR-12A STICK-ON Series 19"W Mounting Rack for up to12 Modules
Radio Design Labs' SR-12A chassis can be mounted in a rack or on a backboard to provide mounting of 12 STICK-ONs.
65.41 87.48 25
Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!
Mounting Bracket for up to 4 STICK-ON Modules
Radio Design Labs ST-PBR4 Mounting Bracket for up to 4 STICK-ON Modules
Radio Design Labs' ST-PBR4 is a mounting frame with slots for four STICK-ON modules.  The ST-PBR4 mounts on an FP-PSB1A power supply bracket or to any flat surface.  The ST-PBR4 design allows the installer to secure the modules ...
34.59 46.27 25
Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!
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Radio Design Labs' DRA-35S-6 is a 35 mm DIN rail mounting bracket that provides positive mounting for any RDL STICK-ON® module.  The oblique mounting angle of the DRA-35S allows an installer to mount several STICK-ON modules to a ...
32.87 38.78 15
Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!
Mounting Strip for STICK-ON Units
Radio Design Labs Smk 12 Mounting Strip for STICK-ON Units
The SMK-12 allows removable surface (up to 6 units) or edge (typically 12, max. 16) mounting of STICK-ON units. They can be fastened to its surface using screws or adhesive foam pads.
28.01 37.45 25
Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!
Mounting Bracket for STICK-ON Modules
Radio Design Labs ST-RRB1 Mounting Bracket for STICK-ON Modules
Radio Design Labs' ST-RRB1 mounting kit contains a bracket to attach a STICK-ON module to a rear rack rail or to any flat surface. The module slides into the holder and snaps into position. The module may easily be removed.
22.67 26.74 15
Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!
Detachable Terminal Block
Radio Design Labs Dtb Rdl Detachable Terminal Block
Use DTB's to quickly detach and reattach wiring harness to STICK-ON units.
6.92 8.16 15
Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!

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