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API Audio 512v Microphone Lime Preamp Analog 500 Series
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API 512v

Regular price $945.25

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API 512v 500 Series Microphone Preamp
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The API 512v remains faithful to the circuit designs of API's founder Saul Walker. Artfully combining those circuits with API's proprietary transformers and the incomparable 2520 op-amp, the 512v is a highly musical and rich-sounding analog mic pre, equally at home in commercial recording spaces as it is in smaller home studios. Fully featured and still hand assembled, the 512v exhibits the reliability, long life, and uniformity which are characteristic of all API products.

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The API 512v is a mic / line / instrument preamp, world famous for its ability to provide a low noise (-129 EIN) and unusually good sounding front end for all types of audio applications. Sonically, it delivers the distinct API sound at an affordable price, and in the scalable API 500 Series format. Offering an impressive 65 dB of gain, the 512v includes front panel Variable Output control, switchable 3:1 output transformer selection, phantom power, switchable polarity, -20 dB pad and Mic or Instrument/Line selector. Front panel Combo-style and 1/4 inch connectors combined with rear panel mic access allows for additional flexibility when installed into an API lunchbox®, API's 10 position 500V vertical rack, or an API console.

    •    Mic Preamp with 65 dB of gain
    •    Variable Output Level Control
    •    3:1 Output Transformer Tap Selection
    •    Front and Back Panel Mic Input Access
    •    Line/Instrument Preamp with 45 dB of gain
    •    Front Panel Combo-style XLR + 1/4 inch Line/Instrument Input
    •    LED VU meter for Gain Level indication
    •    20 dB pad switch, applies to mic/line/instrument
    •    48v Phantom switchable power
    •    Traditional API fully discrete circuit design with 2520 Op Amp
    •    Features API's unique Five Year Warranty

Rear Connector: Output on edge connector, MIC Input on edge connector,
can be defeated
Front Connectors: Combo-style XLR/Hi-Z 1/4inch
Gain Range: MIC: 34dB to 65dB (14dB to 45dB w/PAD). HI-Z: 14dB to
42dB (-6dB to 25dB w/PAD)
Maximum Input Levels: MIC, -4 dBu (+16 dBu with pad),  HI-Z Input, +36 dBu
Input Impedance: MIC Input, 1500 Ohms (150 Ohm mic), HI-Z Input,
400 kOhms (20 kOhms with pad)
Output Impedance: Less than 75 Ohms, Transformer Balanced
Clipping Level: +30 dBu
Frequency Response: +0, -0.3, 20Hz to 50 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio: 120 dB

Power Consumption: ±16 Volts/DC, @90 mA
Size: 1.5" X 5.25" X 7" Deep
Size (Boxed for Shipping): 4.5" X 6.5" X 10.25"
Actual Weight: 1.41 lbs.
Shipping Weight: 1.94 lbs.

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