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Rean NYS SPP-L1

879

Patch Bay 2x24

  • Including 4x labelling strips
  • Stereo / Balanced - semi-normalised
  • By Neutrik (Rean)
Available since August 2007
Item number 118484
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Number Of Channels 24
Type Of Connector Jack
Normalizing Mode Yes
Digital Patchbay No
Soldering Required No
Design 19" / 1U
£53
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Affordable and effective patching!
The Professor 12.09.2018
If you want to take control of the cable spaghetti invading your studio, a patchbay is the answer; and with bantam units costing too much for the casual muso, these quarter-inch jack units come into their own. I have four now, arranged as one big bay three deep and a subsidiary bay on the other side of the room to handle effects sends and returns.
The units come "semi-normalised", which means that a connection made at the top of the rear panel automatically feeds down to the connection made at the bottom of the rear panel even if no patch cord is inserted in the front to link them. This is handy if you have a bunch of connections that, typically, stay the same: you can link the stereo outputs of your main keyboard, say, to inputs 1 and 2 on your audio interface in a semi-permanent fashion. Sticking a patch cord into the front sockets on a semi-normalled connection breaks the link, though, allowing you to overrride your usual setup whenever you like: and this is how I've got most of my studio arranged.
There are some connections, though, where it's better to have things totally variable, without any normalisation; and the bay allows you to set this up by unscrewing its front panel and reversing some or all of the little individual socket cards. By reinstalling them in various different configurations you can have normalled or semi-normalled functionality, or even use them as Y-splitters (what you'd call Mults in modular-synth-speak), and this can be decided on a card-by-card basis across the whole 24 pairs of sockets. Once you've got your head around the possibilities it's very flexible indeed, though a bit of a faff to replace the front panel when you're done because the little cards end up reluctant to align with the punched holes in the panel strip. But you'll get there in the end. There's a handy guide to the various configuration options silkscreened onto the top of the unit, too, which is a bit of a lifesaver if all this normalled / semi-normalled stuff is unfamiliar territory (as it was to me...)
In all ? hugely useful in taming my studio cabling, and versatile enough to accommodate lots of routing options.
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I use two of these at my studio to link rack units
APMonteiro 27.12.2018
Been using two of these units at my studio for 3 years now.

I actually gave it a 5-star review some time ago, but I recently found it adds noticeable distortion to the signal being patched through.
I did a pretty simple measurement always using the same patch cable, a sine wave generator in my DAW, and listening and checking the input signal with an FFT frequency analyzer.

My results:
1-When measuring directly from AD to DA I got a pristine clean signal.
2-When patching the signal through the NYS I got a lot of added harmonics.
3-This happened independently of sine wave frequency (tested from 20 to 20kHz)
4-Distortion only happened when the signal output was above -19dBfs
5-As the output volume increases the distortion changes, as in the harmonics are not the same as the signal get's stronger.
6-This is happening on all channels.

I don't know if it always distorted the signal or if it just didn't age well, but my studio is a dry smokeless place so either way if after 3 years it's malfunctioning it means low quality.

In conclusion, don't waste you money on this unit!
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Excellent Patchbay for the price
Anonymous 16.02.2015
This is an excellent, cheap patchbay that has stopped me from having to get a torch and fiddle with a mess of wires at the back of my rack everytime I want to change the routing. However, there are few difficulties with this unit...

Although it comes pre-assembled, the earthing clips come in a separate bag so if you want your connectors earthed, you have to take the unit apart (meaning you have to unplug everything first), insert the clips in the right place, then re-align every connector so that you can get the covers back on and screw it all back together.

Each strip is set to 'half normalled' so if you want any set to 'thru', again you have to unplug everthing, take the unit apart, flip the circuit board around and then re-align everything again to get it closed.

It comes with lots of sticky strips to write on to label your routing, but this proved too small for me to write legibly on once I eventually found a pen that wrote on the plastic coated paper. Printing some labels from my computer seemed easier and a lot better solution.

Desipte these difficulties, once set up it will leave you thinking how you managed before without it. Just make sure you have enough cables to connect everything!

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Seems good at first
scolfaro 15.07.2023
I used this for almost three years, thinking it was OK and unnoticeable in my signal chain. Here and then there was a signal dropout that was corrected by reconnecting cables to the unit, but I didn't think much of it.

That was until I rearrenged some of the hardware here and got a 500 series housing with a linear (instead of a switching) power supply. Then suddenly both stereo compressors routed into the NYS-SPP started behaving super oddly (one went mono unless on bypass, the other lost 6db on one channel -if- on bypass).

A quick test connecting directly into the interface revealed both comps were perfect. Repatching to other channels in the NYS-SPP resulted in the same outcome. The last test, running mixes through it, caused both my compressors to sound weirdly gritty and aggressive in the high-mids, but while connected directly to the interface both of them sounded cleaner too.

This is a poorly built unit, my replacement (costing three times as much) is on its way. It does add distortion depending on the level and complexity of what is being routed, and therefore I cannot imagine that it wouldn't affect quieter signals too even though this is way less noticeable. Better not skimp here (by having a unit like this handling all your signals).
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