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 is at the top of the "Mic Preamp List", regardless of price. Offering low noise (-129 EIN) and 65 dB of gain, the 512C includes phantom power, 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 in an API LunchBox, Six Pack, 10 position vertical rack, a 2 position horizontal rack, or an API console. What makes the API 512C unique is its long evolution from the original 1967 era 512, the first modular mic pre, to the current full featured 512C, while preserving 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 ponts, it is ideal for unusual and demanding applications. Imagine a situation where only a few preamps are needed, yet the smallest available console has a proportonally "small" mic preamp, making it useless for the demanding application, or conversely, imagine where you need a large number of pre-amps, and a console of sufficient inputs and quality would be too large to transport or rack mount.The 512C hits the spot with its quality and famous tone. Expand, combine or downsize at any time without trade-ins or product obsolescence. In addition, the 512C's sound and performance exceeds most "console mic pres" in every respect.
The beauty of the entire API 500 Series is its long term flexibility and lasting value when needs change over time. With a range of mounting frame options, the 512C will be a valuable asset to your performance critical applications.The 512C Mic/Line Preamp makes use of the 2510 and 2520 op-amps and therefore exhibits the reliability, long life, and uniformity which are characteristic of API products. Mic Preamp with 65 dB of gain. Front and Back Panel Mic Input Access. Line/Instrument Preamp with 50 dB of gain.
Front and Back Panel Line/Instrument Input. 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. Should a problem ever arise, our team will go above and beyond to facilitate your gear's repair or replacement. We think that having an unexpected gear problem is headache enough, so we take care of every detail to get you and your gear back up and running as fast as possible. When you choose Vintage King, you're automatically covered. Call 1.888.653.1184, and press 2. If outside the United States please call 1.248.591.9276. Please be aware that pro audio is susceptible to damage during transit. Be sure to retain the original packing materials, original receipt and all merchandise tags for any item that you wish to return to us. If an item arrives damaged, make certain you examine all boxes before acceptance. The delivering agent MUST note damage to any cartons on the release form or refuse acceptance. To learn how to become verified. To reserve your right to return the gear within 30 days, please observe these steps upon receipt of item(s). Keep all packaging in like-new condition. Open packaging gently and carefully. Use a razor blade or scissors to carefully open any sealed packaging. Take note of how components are packed. Keep all items in new condition unless 100% sure you're keeping the gear.
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This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Preamps & Channel Strips". The seller is "vintagekingaudio" and is located in Ferndale, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.