API 512c Preamp - 500 Series Format
Well what can we say? The API 512c is one of the most famous and used preamps in the history of music recording.
Well what can we say? The API 512c is one of the most famous and used preamps in the history of music recording. If you want piece of mind with a preamp this is a good place to start. No matter how your studio grows you'll always find a use for a 512. They're perfect for vocals and guitars as they have up front mids, and are killer on all drum applications because of this too.
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 affordable price. Offering low noise (-129 EIN) and 65 dB of gain, the 512c includes phantom power, and switchable polarity, -20 dB pad and Mic/Line or Instrument selector. Front panel XLR 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.
The API 512c remains faithful to the circuit designs of API's founder, Saul Walker. Fully featured and still hand assembled, the 512c carefully preserves the original sound character that made it so much a part of the early days of recording. Offering high headroom and a wide variety of inputs and input access points, it is equally at home in the commercial recording studio as it is in the home project studio.
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