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Old 02-24-2012, 03:00 PM
Trego Trego is offline
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What did I find here? (RDL RU-LA2D)

I've been on staff at a church for almost 3 years now and we have some miscellaneous audio/video gear that's just sitting around, and I am going through it to see what we might use, what we could sell, and what we should pitch because it's not worth our time or space.

So far most things are in the pitch or keep category. But this I a piece that I just don't understand it's intended purpose, or know if why we even have it.

So here's a link to what it is:

Can anyone, in layman's terms explain what it's intended application is, and if it's worth anything to anyone, or if it's too antiquated.

Thanks, Matt
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:04 PM
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If you wanted to interface a consumer level piece of gear like a CD player w/a professional one like a mixer, this converts the levels so everything plays nice.

Handy unit, don't pitch it.

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Old 02-24-2012, 03:11 PM
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It converts balanced (+4 dDu) and unbalanced (-10 dBu) signals, with trim to adjust the levels.

Per the B&H site:
Balanced to Unbalanced: -3dB to -20dB
Unbalanced to Balanced: +6dB to +18dB

Basically, it converts RCA inputs to XLR and vice-versa, with an internal transformer and trim pots to adjust the levels. It isn't just wires inside connecting the pinouts from the XLR and RCA together.

Handy to have, and still made and widely available. New, it'd run over two hundred bucks. I'd keep it. Definitely don't toss it. Put it up for sale if you don't need it.

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Old 02-24-2012, 03:11 PM
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I have two of a similar unit in my gear closet at the church I work for. Great for plugging in iPods, CD players, anything similar which doesn't have a balanced output but is already Line Level.
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:03 PM
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RDL makes little solutions to common audio problems. I haven't looked up this item, but I'm willing to bet that it's something along those lines.
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