I have four used API 512C preamps for sale in excellent condition. The face plates are clean and they sound like 512s sound, punchy and exciting. These are two pairs of pres with consecutive serial numbers but I will sell these individually. Offering low noise (-129 EIN) and 65 dB of gain, the 512c includes phantom power, and switchable polarity, -20 dB pad and Mic or Instrument/Line 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. The 512c Mic/Line Preamp makes use of the 2520 op-amp and therefore exhibits the reliability, long life, and uniformity which are characteristic of all API products. Mic Preamp with 65 dB of gain.
Front and Back Panel Mic Input Access. Line/Instrument Preamp with 45 dB of gain.LED VU meter for monitoring output level. 20 dB pad switch, applies to mic/line/instrument.
Traditional API fully discrete circuit design. Uses the famous API 2520 Op-Amp. Rear Connector: Output on edge connector, MIC Input on edge connector, can be defeated Front Connectors: XLR MIC Input, HI-Z 1/4 Unbal Input Gain Range: MIC: 34dB to 65dB (14dB to 45dB w/PAD). HI-Z: 14dB to 45dB (-6dB to 25dB w/PAD) Maximum Input Levels: MIC, +8 dBu, Unbal HI-Z Input, +36 dBu Input Impedance: MIC Input, 1500 Ohms (150 Ohm mic), HI-Z Unbal Input, 400 K Ohms (20 K Ohms with pad) Output Impedance: Less than 75 Ohms, Transformer Balanced Clipping Level: +30 dBu Frequency Response: +0.3, 30 to 20 kHz Noise: Equivalent Input Noise: -129, Mic In.Actual Metered Noise: Mic, -95 dBu, Un-Bal. 90 dBu Distortion: Less than. The item "API 512c Discrete Microphone / Line Preamplifier Used Mic Pre (x4)" is in sale since Sunday, December 03, 2017. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Preamps & Channel Strips". The seller is "monkeytongue" and is located in Hailey, Idaho. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia.