API505-DI 500-Series Direct Input


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API 505-DI

Bring your guitar, bass, synth, or other high impedance source into conversation with your mobile or modular recording setup with the 505-DI 500-Series Direct Input. Adapted from the console-series API 205, the 505-DI's all-discrete design offers enough gain (up to 55dB) to bring pretty much any instrument-level source up to a recordable level. Unique among direct input modules, the 505-DI offers a continuously variable Tone control—moving from Thin to Fat and then Fatter—and a musically-useful high boost control for brightening the sound. With the 505-DI, you have plenty of gain and coloring options built into the box, obviating the need for a microphone input or EQ, and making for a recording chain that is short, simple, and true to your source.

505-DI Features

  • 500-series direct input module
  • API 2520 and 2510 Op-Amps for peerless clarity and warmth
  • Brightness toggle switch
  • Variable Tone control
  • Up to 55dB of gain
  • Dedicated throughput jack
  • Covered by API's industry-leading, five-year warranty
  • Number of Bands: Two
  • Filter Type: Passive Shelf
  • Filter Frequency Centers: Low: 150 Hz, High: 8 kHz
  • Input Impedance: greater than 380 K Ohms, Un-Balanced
  • Output Impedance: 75 Ohms, Transformer-coupled, BalancedNominal Levels: -40 dBu to +20 dBu
  • Clipping Level: +30 dBu
  • Frequency Response: 0, -.4, 30 to 20 kHz
  • Noise: 98 dB below +10 dBm output, unweighted. 20-20 kHz
  • Distortion: THD: .01% (+4 dB @ 2kHz)
  • Connector: 15 position 0.156" sp edge connector
  • Power Consumption: ±16 Volts DC, 130mA max at +24 dBu out
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