FMRAudio FMR Audio R.N.C. CD Players

5/5 (4 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bob Trumble a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Really Nice Compressor by FMR Audio is an excellent way to enjoy well-compressed (three bands working individually) music. I agree 100% with the other two reviewers-- judicious use of this little wonder in Super Nice Mode (the three-band setting)enables much low-level musical detail to come through. You will not hear compression artifacts. You will hear a smooth and warm compression, very friendly on the ears. Excellent for listening and for pre-recording. I've used it on live CDs to compress the dynamic range (some CDs just have too much dynamic range to be listenable in certain environments) and this compressor does the job in a wonderfully musical way. I'm buying a second one today, as I want this sound all the time.

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Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James Bordy a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I bought this unit on the recomendation of a review I read in Recording Magazine. At the time, all I had was an Alesis microlimiter,dbx 163x, a Joe Meek and the digital compressor in my Roland VS1680.Up until that time I had thought the dbx sounded the best to me on vocals, but in side by side comparison, it was clearly evident that the RNC is a vastly superior product.It's professionally thorough feature set aside,it is miles ahead of the dbx in sound quality, less tone altering, and a heck of a lot easier to dial in a good setting than with the Joe Meek. (I don't really like the sound of digital compression...no sense in comparing it to the Roland) Although I do like the Joe Meek for recording bass guitar, if I could only have one compressor, it would most certainly be the RNC.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   direct from manufact



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Glenn Mackal a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2002

Bottom Line:   
100% ditto of Joe Marinan's review.

The RNC is legendary in pro-audio, but one of the best kept secrets in High-End audio.

Judicious use in the 'Super-Nice' mode will reveal significantly more low level detail without turning up the volume or creating nasty compressor artifacts.

Great with Maggies and any other speakers that tend to have high volume limitations.

Very sweet and clean. Has a defeat switch for direct comparisons.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $195.00

Purchased At:   Factory direct



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Joe Marinan a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: September 17, 1998

Bottom Line:   
If you are less than satisfied with CD sound, please see Audio Mag., Sept., 1998, pg 28, a very wordy article entitled "Compression is Your Friend", touting the RNC (Really Nice Compressor, <$200.) IT WORKS ! In line with your CD player, you need press only one button (SNC) to correct most, if not all, of the many things that sound wrong from a CD. {There are also 5 controls to play with if you are so inclined, BUT they are not necessary to enjoy truly fine sound (for a change).

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