API512c 500-Series Discrete Microphone/Line Pre


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API 512c 500-Series Discrete Microphone/Line Pre

The 512c is an extremely versatile microphone and line preamp for the front-end of your 500 series rack that can bring pretty much any signal up to a recordable level, and with API's distinctive analog warmth, too. Pulled straight from the revered Channel Strip, the 512c uses the same op amps and transformers found in all of API's preamps, and its no-compromise design means it offers mic and high-impedance inputs, generous gain, and API's unique 3:1 transformer tap selection switch for a variety of applications. For a legendary preamp in a portable form factor, look to the 512c from API.

512c Features

  • Microphone and line preamp in portable 500-series format
  • Fully-discrete circuit feautring 2520 Op Amp for classic API character
  • Up to 65dB of gain
  • Polarity, pad, phantom, and mic/line selection switches
  • Ultra low-noise performance
  • Five year warranty
    • Gain Range:
      • MIC: 14dB min. 65dB max.
      • INST: 14dB min. 45dB max.
    • Maximum Input Levels:
      • MIC: +8dBu
      • INST: +36dBu
    • Input Impedance:
      • MIC: 1500 Ohms (150 Ohm mic)
      • INST: 20 K Ohms
    • Clipping Level: +30dBu
    • Output Peak Indication: +27dBu
    • Frequency Response: +0, -.3, 30Hz to 20kHz
    • Equivalent Input Noise:
      • MIC:-129dBm
      • INST: -125dBm
    • Actual Metered Noise:
      • MIC: -95dBm
      • INST: -90dBm
    • Distortion: Less than .05% @ +4dBu out, Less than .1% @ +28dBu out
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