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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! I hope it sounds as cool as it seems on paper!

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 have 2 MEQ-5's tubes and love them. I use them together with the Millennia NSEQ-4. The high end on the NSEQ is crazy sweet, it is SS.
This takes care of the master bus sweetness while the MEQ's take care of mids.

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.

http://www.rolandus…"]VS-2480: Digital Studio Workstation | Roland U.S.

API 205L:
Discrete Direct Input http://www.apiaudio… API 205L Discrete Direct Input

API - The Box

Well we know where Pro Audio is headed!

I would love this as an add-on to my Neos system . Best of both worlds.

API just nailed it. Check this out and listen to the awesome distortion. It sounds partially digital but analog smooth. Interesting mix and sound. If this is the sound of THE BOX, I want one. Perfect combination.

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.

This is a big promise to make to experienced engineers. But I will try. I will do my best. And I will keep my ego in check.

Warm Audio - WA12 Microphone Preamp 312 Style (API SSL Neve AVALON)


I wanted to introduce a new 312 style mic preamp to the forum. The Warm Audio WA12 is completely discrete with custom wound USA made Cinemag transformers, 71db's of gain and high headroom. I've sold 8 channels of this design to a Neve console owner in Florida at a much higher price, it is the real deal. Though the price tag suggests otherwise, this is not a budget or sub-pro piece of gear, it hangs right along side pres with much loftier price tags.

Things that make the preamp noteworthy/unique:


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