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Radio Design Labs RU-PA40D


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The RU-PA40D is the ideal choice in many applications where a high quality, high-efficiency utility amplifier is needed to drive a pair of 4 Ω or 8 Ω speakers. It is specifically suited to amplification applications where users need to adjust the gain. Examples include projectors or monitors with fixed audio outputs used in classrooms, boardrooms or video conferencing. The RU-PA40D is ideal for foreground sound amplification in small to medium rooms or in a specific zone within a retail space.

The RU-PA40D features two balanced line-level inputs on a detachable terminal block. Two unbalanced line level inputs are available on high-reliability gold plated phono (RCA) jacks. A front-panel gain control trimmer permits setting the maximum gain for each channel. The gain range accommodates the range of typical balanced and unbalanced audio signal levels. Each of the two RU-PA40D outputs will drive a 4 Ω or 8 Ω speaker or multiple speakers connected to present a 4 Ω or 8 Ω load to the amplifier. The output impedance is switch-selectable on the front panel of the module.

The RU-PA40D is equipped with an internal stereo VCA for setting the output level on both amplifier channels. A detachable terminal block provides for the connection of an external 10 KΩ potentiometer or a 0 to 10 Vdc control voltage. RDL remote controls are available to provide single-turn, multi-turn (rotary encoder) or pushbutton (ramp or fixed level selection) user level control. VCA control insures long term noise-free level adjustment. Remote control is possible using audio, control or common computer network wire.

A front-panel switch is provided to sum the audio inputs to mono. In the STEREO mode, the RU-PA40D independently amplifies each audio channel, left (L) and right (R). If speaker placement in the specified installation is incompatible with stereo amplification, the INPUT MODE switch may be set to SUMMED MONO.

Main Features:
• VCA Controlled Stereo Audio Power Amplifier
• 20 Watts RMS per Channel into 8 Ω - 40 Watts Total
• 15 Watts RMS per Channel into 4 Ω - 30 Watts Total
• Unbalanced RCA Jack Inputs; Balanced Detachable Terminal Block Inputs
• VCA Control on Detachable Terminal Block
• External Control Using 10 KΩ Potentiometer or 0 to 10 Vdc
• Compatible with RDL Remote Level Controls
• Switch-Selectable Stereo or Mono Operation
• Studio Quality, Aurally Transparent Compressor/Limiter
• Compressor/Limiter Controls Clipping
• Compressor Produces Maximized Average Output Power
• Compression Enabled Using Input Level Adjustments
• LED to Indicate Audio Compression Threshold
• High-Efficiency Class D Operation
• Thermal and Short-Circuit Protection
• RU-PA40D includes North American Cord; RU-PA40DE excludes Power Cord

• Inputs (4): Line level: Balanced (+4 dBu) Left and Right, Unbalanced (-10 dBV) Left and Right
• Input Impedance: 50 kΩ balanced, 20 kΩ unbalanced
• Gain Adjustments (2): Single turn, one per channel
• Minimum Input Levels: -11 dBu balanced, -18 dBV unbalanced (to cross compressor threshold)
• Maximum Input Levels: +22 dBu balanced, +12 dBV unbalanced
• VCA Control: External 0 to 10 Vdc (linear), 10 kΩ linear taper potentiometer, RDL remote controls10 Vdc VCA reference voltage output provided
• Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (± 1 dB, 4 or 8 Ohms)*
• THD+N: < 0.1% (1 kHz, 1 W, 4 or 8 Ohms); < 1% (50 Hz to 20 kHz,)*
*measured at compressor threshold level equaling 12 W RMS (8 Ohms) output power
• Compressor: Threshold nominally 2 dB below rated output, automatically adjusting attack and release times
• Crosstalk: Better than 60 dB (1 kHz, no compression)
• Noise (below 20 W RMS): < -80 dB (VCA control 6.25V; output level 6 dB below max.) < -70 dB (VCA control max.)
• Selectors (2): Slide switches: Output Impedance 4 Ohms or 8 Ohms; Input Mode SUMMED MONO or STEREO
• Output Power: 20 W RMS into 8 Ω per channel, 40 W RMS total; 15 W RMS into 4 Ω per channel, 30 W RMS total
• Output Circuit: Class D
• Ambient Operating Environment: 0° C to 40° C Maximum; 20° C Recommended
• Indicators (2): Red LED: THRESHOLD LED indicates compressor activity; Blue LED: POWER on
• Power Supply (included): 100 to 240 Vac, 50-60 Hz, 1.5A; 24 Vdc output to module
• Package Type: Cardboard Box
• Package Dimensions: 5.125 x 2.5 x 5.875 in.
• Shipping Weight: 2.15 lbs.
• WEEE weight: 2.01 lbs.
• Tariff code: 8518.50.0000
$358.91 $478.55
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