FMR RNLA (Inside Picture)
Old 29th February 2012
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FMR RNLA (Inside Picture)

I really don't know if this is the right place to post this..but I couldn't find a picture of this lil piece (guts) on the net..so I decided to take a photo and post it, I've received the RNLA today and as far as I can say, I'm very happy with the Sound.

I just tryed a few lil things on Vocals, and on a Mix, just knockin of 2-4dB but that was allready a nice expirience, the sound is great..its seems like that I leave the "Long release" button always ON, signals sound way better to me that way.. will try a Drum Bus and a few more drastic settings later.

This Box is very solid, and I couldn't wait to take a look inside..

I really hope that these guys will build a Colorfull EQ in that price range real soon..would really complete their product range.. " Can you guys please do this"

Old 29th February 2012
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thanks for sharing this...
Old 29th February 2012
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Jtt
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Wow, I had no idea that there were distortion trim pots in there. Interesting...

Jtt
Old 1st March 2012
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Wow cool! Thanks!!
Old 1st March 2012
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there is a thread for pictures of gear guts on the geekslutz forum, I doubt anyone would object to a bit of double posting for posterity
Old 2nd March 2012
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Just curious, what brand are those electrolytic caps ?
Old 21st April 2012
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Panasonic/Matshita
Old 21st April 2012
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be aware that the Log rel button is exactly the opposite of what you think: it means logarithmic release and not long release and it translates in the fact that the release time is much faster that with the button not engaged.
Old 21st April 2012
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be aware that the Log rel button is exactly the opposite of what you think: it means logarithmic release and not long release and it translates in the fact that the release time is much faster that with the button not engaged.
this...

I was about to post something similar, but wordier.

RNLA is the most attractively colored compressor in it's price range for certain things. I doubt they'll make one even more colored than this in the price range, but I do agree that it would be amazing if they did.

I want, for example, to see fmr make a box that does what the pultec passive eq does where just having it in the circuit but with the levels set to neutral still adds something magical to the sound, or the similar effect that the better 1176 compressors do even with zero gain reduction.

but even still, the rnla is more colored in some ways than the art vla or the opto comps in the art channel strips, leaving only the touchy, frustrating, and often annoying (but sometimes super incredibly cool) joe meek budget line of opto comps as alternative character compressors for cheap.
Old 21st April 2012
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There are a pair of that 2181 VCA's in there with the THD trims for them. The audio opamp is a AD OP275 dual opamp as used in the RNC.
Old 31st July 2012
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Potentially stupid question: how does one open the enclosure on the RNLA, anyhow? I see the front panel screws are removed (and presumably the rear panel screws as well). How does one remove the top of the case without damaging it?

I'm curious about the distortion trim, specifically for use on bass.
Old 2nd August 2012
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she's full of chips.
Old 3rd December 2013
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There are a pair of that 2181 VCA's in there with the THD trims for them. The audio opamp is a AD OP275 dual opamp as used in the RNC.
Sorry for bringing this thread up again but I just wonder one thing. All these TL072's, aren't they affecting the audio as well? Or have these different purposes? Is it JUST the OP275 that's responsible for the audio?

Many thanks in advance!

/R
Old 3rd December 2013
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Thanks for reviving this thread because I never would have known about the THD trim pots otherwise.

Has anyone here ever used those trim pots?
Old 5th December 2013
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Just curious, what brand are those electrolytic caps ?
crappy mu-rata

as expected, surface mount grabage thoughout. only 10 real pin in hole active devices.
Old 16th December 2013
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Thanks for reviving this thread because I never would have known about the THD trim pots otherwise.

Has anyone here ever used those trim pots?
You're welcome But I still wonder about my question though... How can one tell which op amp is what?


/R
Old 18th December 2013
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crappy mu-rata
as expected, surface mount grabage thoughout. only 10 real pin in hole active devices.
There's no reason that surface mount, in and of itself, would automatically mean garbage. The surface mount chips use the same internal silicon parts as their bigger DIP equivalents and T0-220 type packages, only there's more plastic surrounding the silicon and leads from the silicon have to be longer to reach legs that are further away. If the part performs like garbage, it's just because it's not a good part, but not simply because it's surface mount. Really good amps can come in multiple packages and perform the same regardless of the external package.
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Old 19th December 2013
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Shameless plug: selling one right now for cheap in the classifieds.
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Shameless plug: selling one right now for cheap in the classifieds.
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