At NAMM: RND Debuts DI, 500 Rack

Rupert Neve Designs is debuting two new products at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show: the RNDI Active Transformer Direct Interface and the R6 Six Space 500 Series Rack.
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Anaheim, CA (January 22, 2015)—Rupert Neve Designs is debuting two new products at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show: the RNDI Active Transformer Direct Interface and the R6 Six Space 500 Series Rack.

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The RNDI’s sound is the product of new custom Rupert Neve-designed transformers and class-A biased, discrete FET amplifiers. The discrete FET amplifier in the RNDI is powered by 48V phantom power on the XLR connection. A 1/4-in. THRU jack and a ground lift switch are also included. The RNDI’s frequency response extends beyond 100 kHz. The high input headroom of +21.5 dBU is capable of handling professional, line level sources without a pad. In speaker mode, the RNDI can handle the full output of a 1000-watt power amplifier (92Vrms or 266Vp-p).

The R6 has 150 percent the required current for a six-space chassis, according to the company. For connectivity, the R6 features eight channels of balanced I/O options including DB-25, XLR and TRS that may be used interchangeably, in any combination. THRU functionality is available on channels 7-8. To help accommodate modules that are slightly out of spec, the R6 has variable-position screw holes. If empty slots remain, there are matching blank panels available to cover any vacancies. The 500 series link function can be enabled in pairs on the R6 using the link jumpers on channels 1-2, 3-4, or 5-6.

Both the R6 and RNDI will ship in late January 2015.

Rupert Neve Designs
www.rupertneve.com