API 512's and API 3124's

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by WRX07, May 14, 2005.

  1. WRX07

    WRX07 Guest

    What are the differences between the two?
  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    Price, that's it!
    For real. I've already been through this one before, and now I am the proud owner of an API 3124+. I bought it so I would have more than one pre by API.
    But nothing is different between them.
    Other than the obvious stuff. Price, rackmount, look.
  3. WRX07

    WRX07 Guest

    Do you use it with either the API compressors or EQ's?
  4. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    No, the only piece I have is the API 3124+
  5. JBsound

    JBsound Guest

    I recently sold my API 3124. :cry:

    That thing was sweet!
  6. Manfriday

    Manfriday Guest

    And I recently bought it.. Yes it is!
  7. JBsound

    JBsound Guest

    Glad it's working out well...One thing you need to try is to pad the outputs (Shure inline pads or the A-designs ATTY), which will then allow you to crank the gain more without using the pad on the API. I did that on overheads a lot and it sound really good. The API has really hot levels coming out.

  8. J-3

    J-3 Active Member

    Jul 20, 2004
    I'm trying like hell to get an API 3124+. Could I use my Allen & Heath mixer to pad the api pre's. Any API pre users care to elaborate on the sound compared to say a Great River MP2NV? Anyone know of a 3124 up for grabs?
  9. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2003
    Houston, TX

    There is one on eBay, but the seller only has like 27 feedbacks - so BEWARE!

    Also a few 512C's and 550b's as well...

  10. Matt_Trix

    Matt_Trix Guest

    hey Stu!

    I noticed in one of your other posts that you've got a couple of Sebatron units as well as the API.. I know it's not really apples and apples but on a scale of 1 to 50 (just to give a bit of headroom ;-)) where would you place the Sebatron 2000/4000e, Thorax and API as mic pre-amps in terms of the sound you can achieve for a variety of applications?

    Being Aussie and loving up my Rode mics, I'm keen to go for an all-Aussie vocal chain :lol: .. but I don't really want to sacrifice quality if I'm going to spend >$1.5k USD.

    On a side note.. anyone reading this know of any studios in Sydney or Perth (I spend alot of time in both places) packing a Sebatron pre?

    Cheers people.
  11. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    API, but no Sebatron

    Sorry Matt, I only have an API3124+ at the moment. Most likely I will have a Sebatron or 2 by the end of the year. If not sooner. They are real high up on the list now adays.
    Best reguards
    Stu, aka
    Luke :lol: whatever
  12. J-3

    J-3 Active Member

    Jul 20, 2004
    yeah, I'd love to hear the differences between the Seb 4000 and the API 3124. Again they are apples and mangos but I'd like to a/b them. Those are the two units I'm looking at the most but I've got to tell ya I'm still sceptical about the Seb stuff. Anyone in the Central Tx area have one they wanna compare with my MP2NV? Right now the set up I'm going for is the MP2NV, a UA 2-610 and the API 3124, perhaps a nice clean pre after that, Grace, Earthworks etc.


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