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API releases new "Select" line of gear

Looks like API is offering up some new gear models, including a tube pre, and tube compressor. I was surprised how "reasonable" the prices were, and am particularly interested in the stereo 4 band, parametric equalizer.  Not sure how they sound but API knows good audio, so my expectations are that they are good.

check em out at their site.

Warm Audio announced API 312 style preamp!

Oh man oh man, this could be good. Fingers crossed. @$1199 it's excellent per channel cost, got input And output xformers, and also an an output knob per channel, which could be useful when not only for good gain staging, but especially if these trannys overdrive pleasantly. Plus the op amps are easily swappable. If I'm dreaming I don't wanna wake up!

API 2520

What can you tell me about the API 2520?

  • What made it famous or sot after?
  • Did API actually design it?
  • This is reissued in this Pulse EQP 1A3. Are they making it? The spec sheets attached have a date of 1981.

I can't just demo one here either. Any history on it would be a fun read at least.

Is this it on the back of this EQP 1A3

Classic PULTEC PASSIVE EQS with API 2520 makeup gain stage

Particularity on the Pulse Techniques EQP 1A3 . Not interested in other clones.
I'm addicted to Pultec's this month and want to know how sweet the high end is on the SS compared to the tube version?

I know you are looking for opinions on these or have some if you are here.

I want to upgrade an input of my Roland VS 2480 ... With an api 205 di

1. Can I use the api 205 direct input module as a stand alone input?.. Granted i buy the chasse with the power supply... will turning down the input level of the VS2480, and turning up the gain on the api 205L be super effective? or not.

Digital Studio Workstation | Roland U.S.

Help me with an experiment (API 525 content)

I am going to undertake an experiment, and I need the help of knowledgeable people. In return, I will share my results freely in another thread for all to use. So if you contribute, you stand to gain something. Perhaps a perfect recreation of the API525, perhaps an imperfect one, but most assuredly, a new idea on how to achieve the sounds of your dreams.