“And finally, while calibrating the various modules in my system using a spectrum analyzer, I noticed that the modules placed inside the R10 — and especially those that were replicating vintage electronics that I have in a standard 19” rack — had incredibly quiet noise floors. Not a trace of 60 Hz or any of its harmonics. And even fully loaded, the RND frame never gets warm to the touch. It just sits there laughing no matter what I throw at it. You can count me in as a satisfied customer of the Rupert Neve Designs R10 500-series frame.” – Tape Op
Not all racks are created equal.
With abundant power and unrivaled build quality, the R10 delivers peace of mind for engineers who demand a higher degree of confidence in their 500 series racks.
Power You Can Trust
Power-wise, the R10 has more than 150% the required current for a 10-space chassis to prevent the power rails from failing under a higher-than-expected load. To help monitor and troubleshoot problematic modules, the R10 is equipped with LED current metering to show how much power is being used. The internal power supply itself has been carefully designed and double-shielded to avoid significant magnetic induction in any of the channel positions. With such attention to providing and monitoring power, the R10 helps your modules realize their fullest potential.
To ensure many years of use, the chassis is made of solid steel with sliding nuts to accommodate various manufacturers’ 500 Series modules. And of course, all connectors and fittings are of the very highest quality.
A New Level of Confidence in the 500 Series
Because the R10 is built to official 500 Series specifications (surprisingly, not all racks are!) it will work flawlessly with any properly-designed 500 series module you wish to include in it. To help accommodate modules that are slightly out of spec, the R10 has variable-position screw holes to help make the installation process as smooth as possible.
The 500 series VCA buss link function can also be enabled in pairs on the R10 using the link jumpers on Channels 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 or 9-10. Enabling link allows compatible compressor modules like the 535 or 543 to share VCA control when their links are enabled. Matching blank panels are also available to cover any empty slots.
TEN CARD SLOTS WITH SERIOUS POWER
Each card slot is designed to fit a standard 500 series module. Even with modules that overdraw the 500 Series specification, the R10 has more than enough reserve power to maintain proper voltage.
There are three link jumpers, which can be individually set to allow VCA linking on Channels 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10. The link function is typically used to link the gain reduction of two compressors (such as our 543 or 535 modules).
An LED meter monitors the R10 current usage to ensure that you never run short on power. This meter can also be useful for troubleshooting a module that is severely overdrawing its allotment.
ROBUST +48V PHANTOM SUPPLY
Provide rock-solid phantom power to your microphones with the R10’s 48V buss.
Each channel features a balanced XLR and TRS input, which are wired in parallel.
Each channel features a balanced XLR & TRS output.
UNIVERSAL VOLTAGE IEC INPUT
The IEC power input accepts 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz input.
ROAD READY FRAME
A solid steel enclosure with ultra-strong rack ears gives you the confidence you need to take your 500 Series gear out on the road.
* A “Special Order” is a product that we normally do not keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We are the exclusive distributor for Rupert Neve Designs, so we can get your special order to you fast, in about 2-3 weeks. Remember that special orders are non-cancelable, so make sure the item you are ordering is correct. Call us at +65 63388657 if you need assistance.
*Delays may be expected in the event of high order volumes or unforeseen circumstances.
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