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FMR RNC 1773 Really Nice Compressor

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Mfg Model SKU RNC-1773
UPC Code 045604828221404

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Product Code : RNC-1773


FMR RNC 1773 Really Nice Compressor

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FMR RNC 1773 Really Nice Compressor

— Main 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 three stereo compressors in series to reduce compression artifacts.

Single TRS-cable attachement tomany "insert" jacks.

1/4" TRS sidechain insert for special effects.

  • No audio flows through front-panel controls, permitting short audi oruns to avoid hum/noise pickup.


Rugged extruded aluminum and electro-galvanized steel enclosure.


The RNC achieves such high performance at a low cost by using evolutionary advances in digital technology, coupled with the best analog has to offer. Using digital controls and an all-analog signal path, the RNC offers accurate, precise controls and a clean tonal character.

The RNC provides two modes of operation: normal and SuperNice TM . Normal mode allows the RNC to be used for everyday compression tasks, like punchy snare drums or bass guitars, and is great for everything from gentle compression to serious squashing. SuperNice mode provides near-invisible signal compression for sensitive material where compression artifacts are less desirable (like vocals, acoustic guitar or the program bus).

In a word: transparent. The RNC yields clean, airy compression with few artifacts and little high end loss, even at massive gain reduction. This amazing performance is why many professionals are calling the RNC one of the best sounding compressors for under $2000 (and with a MSRP of $199 US , it's way under two grand).

But don't take our word for it. Read what others have to say.


Size 1/3 x 1 EIA rack unit
Connectors 1/4" Balanced I/O TRS, 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 2kOhm load
Distortion less than 0.1%, no gain reduction @ 1 kHz, 0dBu
less than 0.5%, 6 dB G.R. @ 1kHz, 6:1, 6.0msec 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 200msec 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

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5 of 5 February 24, 2021
Reviewer: Cameron Spears from Plano, TX United States  

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5 of 5 Yep, really nice October 2, 2018
Reviewer: Lynn Walker from Santa Ana, CA United States  
Love the stereo configuration

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