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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 550B 4 Band EQ

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-1918
$2,099.00

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 550A 3 Band EQ

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-1917
$1,949.00

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 The BOX

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-2354
$26,999.00

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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API 512c Discrete Mic / Line Pre

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-1914
$1,449.00

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 505-DI

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-None
$999.00

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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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 527 Compressor/Limiter

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-1916
$1,799.00 On sale: $1,299.00

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 560 10 Band Graphic EQ

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-1919
$1,549.00

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
$999.00

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 2500 Stereo Compressor

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-1921
$5,099.00

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 525 Discrete Compressor

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-1915
$2,049.00 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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API 3124+ 4-Channel Mic Pre

  • Brand: API
  • Item ID: SKU-1923
$5,099.00

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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