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API Audio Compressor EQ Channel Strip Mixing Console at Sound Devices Parramatta, Sydney. We have a complete range of the latest music recording equipment and accessories. New and second-hand at Sound Devices in the heart of western Sydney.


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API 500VPR

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-1913
$1,749.00

10 slot Rack with Power Supply

The API Model 500VPR is powered externally by a tri-polar power supply and is designed to accept API standard format 5.25" X 1.5" modules. The 500VPR is internally wired for PIN 2 hot, and comes with the API L200PS. The input/output jacks are both XLRs. The 500VPR can hold up to ten API modules. API makes several modules to fit this rack, including the 550A, 550b, 560, 525, and 512c. Like all API products, the 500VPR rack enjoys API's standard 5 year warranty.

NOTE: Older API 560A series equalizers used ...

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API 512c Discrete Mic / Line Pre

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-1914
$1,599.00

Discrete Mic / Line Pre

Features
  • Mic Preamp with 65 dB of gain
  • Front and Back Panel Mic Input Access
  • Line/Instrument Preamp with 50 dB of gain
  • Front Panel Line/Instrument Input
  • LED VU meter for monitoring output level
  • 20 dB pad switch, applies to mic/line/instrument
  • 48v Phantom switchable power
  • Traditional API fully discrete circuit design
  • Uses the famous API 2520 Op-Amp

The API 512c is a mic / line / instrument preamp designed to provide a low noise, unusually good sounding front end for all types of audio systems. Sonically, it offers the distinct API sound at an extremely ...

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API 3124+ 4-Channel Mic Pre

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-1923
$5,699.00

Discrete 4-Channel Mic/Line Pre, plus DI

Features
  • Uses API 2520 Op Amps
  • Classic API console circuit
  • Four female XLR mic inputs
  • Four front panel 1/4" Hi Z instrument inputs
  • Front panel polarity switches
  • Front panel -20dB pad switches
  • Front panel mic/instrument switches
  • Front panel 48V power switches
  • Outputs clip at +28dBu

The API 3124+ is a high quality, compact, 4-channel mic preamp. It is equipped with the RE-115 K mic input transformer and the proprietary API output transformer found in the 512c single mic pre and throughout the API product line. The unit has an internal 48-volt ...

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API A2D Mic Preamps

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-1922
$4,149.00 On sale: $2,899.00

Mic Preamps with Digital Output

Features:

  • A pair of signature API 312 Mic Preamplifiers
  • API 2510 and 2520 Operational Amplifiers
  • 20 Segment LED metering on both analog and digital sections
  • Mic and Instrument inputs
  • Polarity, phantom power, input pad, 2:1 transformer routing, Mic/Line switches
  • Six sample rate choices
  • Sync to external Work Clock with feed through BNC
  • External Super Clock input
  • Ability to be slaved with other A2D units
  • Insert point provided between analog and digital sections

The first API product with an integrated digital output, the A2D contains a pair of API 312 ...

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API 2500 Stereo Compressor

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-1921
$5,699.00

Stereo Compressor

Features:
  • API 2520 Op Amp
  • Variable threshold between -20dBu and +10dBu
  • Selectable ratio, attack and release times
  • Patented THRUST® selectable high-pass filter before RMS detector
  • Variable link between left and right channels
  • Old "feed back" or new "feed forward" compression
  • Soft, medium or hard knee for easy to sharp compression
  • Auto or manual gain make up
  • 1/4" balanced side chain inputs
  • Output clips at +28dBu

The API 2500 Stereo Bus Compressor allows adjustment of sonic qualities to alter the punch and tone of the stereo mix. One of the 2500's notable qualities is its use of ...

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API 550A 3 Band EQ

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-1917
$2,099.00

Discrete 3 Band EQ

Features

  • 3 bands of classic API equalization
  • Each band offers 7 API selected frequency centers
  • Reciprocal and repeatable filtering
  • Maximum 12 dB of boost/cut per band
  • EQ Band 1 and 3 offer shelf/peak switching
  • "Proportional Q" narrows filter Q at extremes
  • Traditional API fully discrete circuit design
  • High headroom +30 dB clip level

Few equalizers enjoy the respect and admiration of the coveted API 550A. Designed by the now-legendary Saul Walker in the late '60s, the discrete 550A was first used as a modular OEM equalizer. As the industry rapidly embraced the sonic quality ...

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API 8-Slot Lunchbox

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-2532
$899.00
Features
  • 8 Slots with 250 mA of power per slot
  • Full compatibility with API 500 Series and VPR-approved modules
  • DB25 connectivity on the rear panel
  • Phantom Power
  • Optional Rack Ears available for rack mounting
  • toggle switches for channel linking
  • Rubber feet & carrying handle for portability
  • Rugged steel chassis
  • Perfect for remote recording of Vocalist and Instruments

The new 8-slot lunchbox includes all of the features that have made the 6-slot lunchbox (500-6B) so well regarded in the industry, including DB-25 (D-Sub) connectors for easy I/O, universal power supply (100 or 250V, 47 to 63Hz), phantom power, and easy ...

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API 560 10 Band Graphic EQ

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-1919
$1,699.00

Discrete 10 Band Graphic EQ

Features
  • 10 bands of API proprietary equalization
  • Familiar graphics operation on one octave centers
  • 12 dB of boost/cut per band
  • "Proportional Q" narrows filter Q at extremes
  • Additional resolution within the ±4 region
  • Center detent for reliable reset
  • Silent bypass button
  • Based on the original 1969 API 560 EQ

Originally conceived for use in API consoles of the '60s and '70s, the 560 is a unique device designed to accomplish tasks that no other EQ can. Extremely fast to set and reset using accurate zero detents, the curve shaping potential of the 560 remains ...

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API 535-LA

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-None
$1,049.00

API 535-LA Line Amplifier

  • Continuously variable detented input level trim
  • Polarity button
  • 20dB Input Pad
  • Calibrated Level mode
  • Output Ratio selector
  • Clip LED indicator
  • Continuously variable Output Gain
  • Traditional API fully discrete circuit design
  • Audio circuit uses the famous 2510 and 2520 Op-Amps
  • Traditional API fully discrete circuit design

Modeled after API’s highly prized console-based 325 booster cards, the 535 can both amplify and attenuate incoming and outgoing signals for ultimate flexibility—all while providing API’s trademark warmth and tone.

The 535 excels at adding warmth to a variety of signals. Recommended uses include:

  • Warm up digital signals of all kinds ...

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API 550B 4 Band EQ

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-1918
$2,299.00

Discrete 4 Band EQ

Features

  • Four bands of our famous sounding equalization
  • Each band offers seven API selected frequency centers
  • Reciprocal and repeatable filtering
  • 12 dB of boost/cut per band
  • EQ band 1 and 4 offer shelf/peak switching
  • "Proportional Q" narrows filter Q at extremes
  • Traditional API fully discrete circuit design
  • High headroom +30 dB clip level
  • Re-issue of 1967 API 550 EQ with an extra band

Based on API's original 550 from the late '60s, the API 550b is a continuation of the EQ that played a major role in the history of music recording, but ...

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API 500-6B Lunchbox

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-1912
$1,299.00

API 500-6B Lunchbox 6-slot with built-in Power Supply

Features

  • Holds 6 API standard modules
  • Rack Ears available for rack mounting
  • 215mA per slot
  • DB-25 connectors for easy input and output connection
  • XLRs to access channels 7 and 8 of the multipins
  • Power rail LED indication
  • Self-Powered, 100 to 250 Volts switchable, 47 to 63 Hz
  • Rubber feet & carrying handle for portability
  • Rugged steel chassis
  • Perfect for remote recording of Vocalist and Instruments

The API 500-6B lunchbox is a 6-slot rack designed to accept all API standard 5.25" X 1.5" modules. This quality allows an engineer the flexibility ...

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API 525 Discrete Compressor

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-1915
$2,249.00 On sale: $1,599.00

Discrete Compressor, Re-Issue

Features

  • Exact reissue of API's original 525 from the early 70's
  • Peak detecting "feedback" compressor/limiter
  • Variable Threshold and Output levels
  • Unique "Ceiling" control combines key functions
  • Analog VU meter for monitoring gain reduction
  • 4 Switchable release modes
  • De-Ess function
  • Traditional API fully discrete circuit design
  • Active Balanced Input/Output
  • Hardwire bypass

Originally released in the 70's, the API 525 is a "feedback" type compressor. An input (threshold) control and output (make-up gain) control are provided, along with an additional "Ceiling" fine-tune function which can increase gain reduction (lower threshold) while simultaneously raising output ...

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