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API 212 vs 212L - Any Difference

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by veatch, May 25, 2005.

  1. veatch

    veatch Active Member

    I've searched the archives, and i have a grasp of the "difference" (or lack of) between the 312, 512, 212, etc.

    But, what specifically is the difference between the 212 and the 212L? Are there component changes?

  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    the "L" :lol:
    Sorry, I don't really know :oops:
  3. veatch

    veatch Active Member


    Seems the 212L is for the API legacy console, and the 212S is for the Sony MXP-3000 console, but i can't seem to find what the 212 is... I'm hoping it's compatible with the legacy stuff....
  4. veatch

    veatch Active Member

    I just had a pic emailed to me: The 212 does not have a pad or phantom switch, nor a meter. Just a gain knob and an LED. The connector also appears to be different - not the standard 30 connection edge card type that i'm used to, but a 15 pin connector.

    They also use a 2510 op-amp. My understanding is that the 212L has the 2520... Huge difference there.

    Never did figure out what consoles these were made for...
  5. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    My guess....>>read Guess...is they were specific to a particular API console...perhaps a 24 series....but all that I've seen of that series had 512's in em...Maybe a desktop model???good question!

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