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API Audio 525 Discrete Analog 500 Series Compressor
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API 525

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API 525 500 Series Compressor
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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 level to match, so the user can alter dynamics "on the fly" without level changes. A compression/limit switch sets ratio at either 2:1 or 20:1. Attack time is as fast as 15u/s. Four auto release modes are offered via two switches, 0.1s, 0.5s, 1.5s, & 2.0s. A De-Ess function inserts an inverse vocal energy curve filter in the detector for effective sibilance/pop reduction. The 525 design has been taken from the original blue prints and spec control drawings from the API archives.

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The API 525 Compressor makes use of the 2510 and 2520 op-amps and exhibits the reliability, long life, and uniformity which are characteristic of all API products.
- 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
Connector: API 500 Edge Connector - VPR Alliance Compliant
Input Impedance: 60K Ohms, Balanced
Output Impedance: 75 Ohms, Transformer coupled, Balanced
Maximum Input Level: +27 dBu
Maximum Output Level: +28 dBu
Attack Time: 15 micro seconds
Release Time: 0.1, 0.5, 2.0, 2.5 seconds
Slopes: Compression 2:1, Limit 20:1
Maximum Gain Reduction: 25 dB
Metering: Illuminated Analog Gain Reduction dB meter
Frequency Response: ±0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 40 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio: 112 dB
Power Consumption: 3 Watts - VPR Alliance Compliant
Unit Size: 1.5" X 5.25" X 7"
Shipping Size: 4.5" X 6.5" X 10"
Unit Weight: 1.8 lbs.
Shipping Weight: 2.2 lbs.

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