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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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A2D Mic Preamps

$3,615.00 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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550A 3 Band EQ

$1,898.00

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 505-DI

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-None
$915.00

API 505-DI

  • Wide Range Gain Control with 55dB of gain
  • Front Panel Hi-Z Input
  • Front Panel Thru routing
  • TONE Control helps customize your sound
  • BRIGHT Switch boosts clarity and presence
  • 10 segment LED VU meter for monitoring output level
  • Peak Output LED Indicator
  • 20 dB pad switch
  • 100K / 400K Switchable Load
  • Traditional API fully discrete circuit design
  • Uses the famous API 2520 and 2510 Op-Amps

Like the console-based API 205L, the 505-DI is specifically designed to accept a guitar, bass or keyboard direct input while minimizing any loading effect on Hi-Z instrument pickups. Additionally, the 505-DI’s Gain Control is used ...

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527 Compressor/Limiter

$1,898.00

Compressor/Limiter

Features

  • Audio circuit uses the 2510 and 2520 Discrete Op Amps with transformer output
  • Continuously variable detented Threshold control
  • Continuously variable detented Attack and Release controls
  • Continuously variable detented Ratio control
  • Output Fader level control
  • 10 segment VU/Gain Reduction meter with selector switch
  • Overload LED
  • "Link" switch for multiple unit interdependent compression linking
  • "New"/"Old" switch for feed-forward or feed-back compression
  • "Hard"/"Soft" compression curve knee switch
  • Patented THRUST® switch for frequency dependent side chain control
  • "IN" switch with hard relay bypass when in the "Out" position

The API 527 takes it's place alongside the ...

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API Records The BOX

  • Brand: API Records
  • Item ID: SKU-2354
$26,998.00

API THE BOX® Project Recording and Mixing Console

Building on API's rich heritage of extremely high-quality recording consoles, THE BOX is a small-format recording/mixing console designed for professional project studios, home studios, and production facilities of all kinds. Optimized for the digital era, THE BOX handles all the functions needed for production not provided by most DAWs, including mic preamps, input signal processing, high-quality mix bus, cue sends with talkback, monitor control, and more, without the redundant capacities of larger consoles. Most importantly, THE BOX provides the legendary "all discrete" API sound in an efficient, cost-effective package.

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500-6B Lunchbox

$1,132.00

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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512c Discrete Mic / Line Pre

$1,394.00

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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3124+ 4-Channel Mic Pre

$5,663.00

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 Lunchbox Rack Ears

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-2833
$120.00

Rack your lunchbox with API's American-made rack ears. Lunchbox Rack Ears are available for both the current production model lunchboxes (product number: 920-0859), as well as the previous model (product number: 920-0737). Made from aluminum and finished with a durable black coat, they're designed specifically to fit into your rack for a square, clean aesthetic. Note: Current models, which were produced after 2010, feature both XLR and DB25 connections and "HC" in the serial number on the back panel and measure 13.9" X 5.25" X 7.25”. Previous model lunchboxes will not list “HC” in the ...

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API Audio 550B 4 Band EQ

  • Brand: API Audio
  • Item ID: SKU-1918
$2,001.00

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 5500 Stereo Equalizer

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-1924
$4,530.00

Stereo/Dual Mono 550 EQs with Range Switch

Features:

  • Classic 550b Equalizer design
  • Two range switches to individually alter gain steps
  • Useable as a 550b, 550D or 550M
  • Peak/shelf switch on Hi and Lo bands
  • True hardwire bypass
  • Balanced In and Out on XLR
  • Unbalanced input on 1/4"
  • EQ In/Out switch

The beginnings of the 5500 circuit can be traced back to the original 550 equalizer designed by Saul Walker, the founder of Automated Processes Inc. The 550 was designed as a console equalizer, which uses an unbalanced input due to the architecture of the recording console ...

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525 Discrete Compressor

$2,001.00 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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