Originally posted by Lennart Regebro: Originally posted by hargerst: So for me, it's not about HR vs RO Good. I don't know why you constantly bring HR into the discussion then. Lennart, the reason I keep bringing up HR is because of posts like the one I just saw in "The Rack" forum from dbx's Tom Cram: O.K. folks are you really comparing an RNC to Summit Audio TLA-100A? I love the RNC and all, but I think you guys are hypetyping. To really answer the question; It's a matter of features, sound, and flexibility. The RNC is a good compressor but it lacks quite a few features that would make it a pro compressor. It is too slow for a lot of program material, it doesn't allow for control over a lot of the compressor functions. it has VERY limited metering, it has no side chain, The patching is very limited, etc.Too slow? 0.2 milliseconds is too slow? What the ^#$% is fast then? Lack of control? It has threshold, ratio, attack, release, and gain. What's missing? No sidechain? What the hell does the "sidechain" jack on the back of the RNC do then? Limited metering? My dbx 166 has 8 gain reduction leds, labeled: 1,2,4,8,10,15,20,and 30. My RNC also has 8 gain reduction leds, labeled: 0,2,4,6,8,12,16, and 20. The RNC with 6 dB of compression is still flat out to around 200kHz, and the noise sits well below -125 dB. The THD is almost non-existent. The RNC doesn't allow for dual mono, but that's about it. And Tom's last comment about people not trading in their 1176s, LA-2As, 160s, etc. on an RNC is very true - but totally misleading. Every compressor Tom Cram named "colors" the sound "dramatically", which makes them useful for "certain" program material. What other compressors on the market today can you name that will match the transparency of the RNC (and let's assume that you can spend up to $1,500)? It's exactly that kind of misinformation that keeps me from joing in at HR. Sorry about the rant - I'll shut up now.