FMR Audio RNP8380

FMR Audio RNP8380

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RNP8380, Solid-State Pre-amp from FMR Audio.

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FMR Audio RNP8380 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: FMR Audio
  • Model: RNP8380
  • Category: Solid-State Pre-amps
  • Added in our database on: 12/17/2002

• Two-channel micpre in 1/3 rack size.

• Pristine Class-A, very low distortion performance (<0.0005%@+10dBu input).

• Pad-less operation up to +28dBu XLR input levels.

• Maximum output level of +28dBu.

• Innovative circuit design.

• Accurate & repeatable gain switch.

• Accurate signal level metering.

• Front-panel unbalanced DI high impedance (>1M Ohm) instrument input on each micpre.

• TRS insert jacks facilitate easy patching of external effects w/o interrupting the output connection.

• Balanced input and output.

• Rack-mountable.


FMR Audio RNP8380 user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 4 reviews )
 3 reviews75 %
 1 user review25 %
Value For Money :

stompboxjon's review"Works good, but nothing stands out to me for this price"

FMR Audio RNP8380
The FMR RNP8380 is a solid preamp that works great; it has 2 channels with balanced XLR connectors. This preamp is very small and is made for a table top, it is not rackable. The gain range is 0-66dB with a clipping level of +27.5dBu. On the front of the preamp there are 12 ¼ inch HI-Z inputs that are made for your instruments. You can also switch off and on the phantom power easily on the front of the RNP8380, and you can see your levels with the 3 LED meters.


Using this preamp is easy; it comes with a well written manual to get you started. On the back of this preamp is where the rest of your inputs are, 2 XLR inputs for mics, 2 ¼ TRS insert points and 2 ¼ balanced outputs.


I have been using this preamp since 2009 and it has not let me down. I only use it for smaller projects because it does not have as many instrument inputs that I need to have but it stays here in my home studio at all times. The general set up process of the RNP8380 is quick and simple. I have used other FMR interfaces and products before and most of them are made well. They have not gave me a bad experience and they have great customer support in case you need help setting something up.


Overall this preamp is good but it is not the best you can get for the money. There are some really good interfaces out there and this one does not stand out over most of them. It is not a bad preamp at all, it is warm and quiet. But for the price there are a lot of other preamps that are just as good or better. Some of the other preamps you should consider are the MICO and some by Radio Design.

moosers's review

FMR Audio RNP8380
The FMR Audio RNP8380 Really Nice Preamp is a solid state dual channel preamp. It has both XLR and 1/4 inch inputs, and each has a gain knob to control your level coming in. Each also has a button for 48 volt phantom power, and there are insert options as well. This is not your standard rackable unit, but I have seen a pair of these rack mounted before.


The configuration of the FMR Audio RNP8380 is really simple to follow, as you really just need to set your level. The LED metering is nice to have and is helpful when getting a level. It is easy to get a good sound, as the inherent tone is clean. I don't have a manual for this so I don't know how sufficient it is, but the preamp is easy enough to use that you don't really need one.


The sound quality of the FMR Audio RNP8380 Really Nice Preamp is very good. It won't color your sound at all, and is very true to reproducing your microphone signal. I have used this preamp for all types of applications, including for recording acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitar, and vocals. These are great sounding preamps with a full and clean tone that are suitable for recording anything.


I've been using the FMR Audio RNP8380 Really Nice Preamp for about two years and have found it to be one of the best preamp deals out there. It is a very cheap price for such a good sounding preamp, and is extremely easy to use. Having the two preamps in one unit is great to have, as it provides you with two channels within one small unit. FMR Audio makes a couple of great products that are ridiculously cheap - this preamp and the Really Nice Compressor. Overall, I highly recommend the FMR Audio RNP8380 to home and professional studio owners.

riles's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

FMR Audio RNP8380
2-channel transistor micro prampli Class

Per channel:
XLR microphone input
Jack instrument between the front
asymtrique in TRS insert (for the RNC brand compressor, or other)
Line Out symtrique TRS
Crant gain steps of 6 dB, 66 dB Maximum
48V phantom power supply
polaritbr inverter /> display level three diodes (signal, 18, clip)

Casing in 1 / 3 rack, 1 unit high
Power: 24V AC power adapter (under Reserved)


Crant attention to gain: we can not change the rglage discrtement being recorded.
The power switch fantme cut out for a few seconds to avoid the "plops" untimely.
The state of the switches is represented by diodes.
The insert can connect (with a jack Stereo + = move back) a compressor of the mark (or RNC RNLA) or other apparatus (prvoir cord insert Y). Can also be used to insert the return of output symtriser asymtrique (practice).


Prcis neutral.
Honnte perfectly.


This small device MRIT place in any home studio. While it is not as mythical pramplis Neve Focusrite or (conus also in part by Mr. Rupert Neve), but it does not rate the same.
With this micro prampli, FMR is committed: a good value qualitprix trs.
mister o07/26/2011

mister o's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Exellent report qulaité / Price"

FMR Audio RNP8380


See further notice.


Very neutral and accurate.
Do not look for character.
Very good head on over and strings.


used since 2008, I had a lot of preamps hands.
Transparency + and -.
Excellent Q / P, well above the studio project or other behringer.

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