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Hayakumo Releases FORENO-Rack VU Meter
Rounik Sethi on Tue, July 14th 0 comments
As its name suggests Foreno-Rack VU Meter is a hardware rack mount size high-spec VU meter system made in Japan.

Consisting of "FORENO" and “FORENO-Rack”, the FORENO series is a high-spec and highquality VU meter system effortlessly fitting in any kind of working environment, from home studios to professional recording studios. The newer model FORENO-Rack packs the samefunctionality as the FORENO in a 2U rack format. The VU meter unit is manufactured by Fuso Measuring Instruments Co., Ltd., who has been in the business for more than 87years, and FORENO uses a high-precision, high-reliability product from the company’s line up, strictly manufactured based on the NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) standard BTS5703 or JIS C1504.
For the lighting, LED is used and ensures great visibility as well as lasting life.
In addition, the front panel of FORENO is equipped with a 5-stage switchable attenuator, enabling flexible use without any troublesome settings in any environment.

FORENO is made in Japan, and all products are manufactured under a strict quality control.

Foreno Rack VU meter


Features At A Glance


  • Precise meter unit from Japanese manufacturer Fuso
  • Attenuator knob on front panel for easy switching between different gain staging (eg. mixing / mastering)
  • THRU output
  • Sturdy metal housing in 2U rack format
  • Desktop version also available with small footprint and beautiful side-wood finish, fitting in any kind of studio environment from home studio to professional recording studio

How to use hardware VU meters with a DAW:


In-Depth Features


  • 2U rack mount size: W470 x H88 x D117mm

  • robust metal housing

VU meter:

  • Manufactured based on NHK standard BTS5703 or JIS C1504

  • Uses a high-precision, highly reliable meter manufactured by Fuso Measuring Instruments Co., Ltd.

  • Lighting uses LEDs, ensuring great visibility


  • Adjustable input level:  5 step attenuator in 3 dB increments


  • THRU OUT connector with minimum sound quality deteoriation

  • Compatible with any studio environment


Independent calibration on LR channels:

  • LR channels can be calibrated independently on the back panel for fine adjustments 


Made In Japan:

  • Made-in-Japan with strict quality control


  • Accessories: power adapter, manual, warranty card

  • VU meter: Conforms to BTS5703 (JIS C1504) standard, impedance 3.9kΩ (± 200Ω), time constant 0.3sec ± 10%, frequency range 30Hz ~ 15000Hz, LED lamp inside illumination type (DC12V)

  • INPUT connector: XLR (female) / TRS phone COMBO jack

  • THROUGH OUT connector: XLR (male) 

  • Input impedance: 47kΩ balanced input

  • Nominal input level: + 4dBu (1.228V)

  • Maximum input level: + 24dBu (12.283V)

  • Input calibration: Approx. + 3dB / -∞ against specified input level, equipped with semi-fixed VR (Cal.) for each of Lch and Rch

  • Power supply: Input AC100V ~ 240V (0.58Amax), output DC24V (1Amax) power adapter used (DC output cable length = approx. 1.5m)

  • Power consumption: Up to about 3.5VA

  • Dimensions: W470 x H88 x D117mm

  • Weight: body=approx. 2,370 g, power adapter = approx. 130 g

Foreno Rack- VU Meter rear




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