APILX Bass TranZformer


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API TranZformer LX

API's TranZformer LX is a powerful all-analog pedal designed to infuse any bass setup with indispensable capabilities. In addition to a world-famous analog sound, the pedal features an integrated API 525 compressor and a 3-band EQ that has been specifically optimized for bass. Each of these components are independently in/out switchable.

Additional features include a transformer output, has invert switches on all outputs, hardwire bypass switch, clip indicator, and ground lift. Combined, these pieces form an astonishing whole that serves as a testament to API's continued ingenuity. Groove to the next level with TranZformer LX.

TranZformer LX Features

  • Entirely discrete API circuit design
  • Variable Compressor
  • Compressor in/out switching
  • 3-Band +/- 15dB EQ
  • EQ in/out switching
  • Input Gain control
  • +30dB of gain on input gain
  • Output Phase reverse (balanced and unbalanced)
  • Output Ground lift (balanced)
  • Includes universal +18VDC power supply
  • Hard wire bypass switch
  • Clip LED monitors
  • Input: 1/4" (hi-Z unbalanced)
  • Input Impedance: ~500kΩ
  • Max Hi-Z instr input level before clipping: +13dBu
  • Output: 1/4" (hi-Z unbalanced w/ variable level control)
  • XLR M balanced line output (fixed level)
  • Output Impedance: hi-Z output: 7.5kΩ; balanced line : Less than 75Ω
  • Frequency Response: +0, -0.5, 20-20kHz, both outputs, low-capacitance cable
  • Noise: -75dBu
  • THD+N: Less than 0.01%
  • Tone Control: 100Hz, 400Hz, 2000Hz Peaking, continuously-variable boost/cut, +/-16dB range
  • Compressor: Ratio (fixed): Varies from 2:1 to 20:1 depending on compressor control setting
  • Attack (fixed): Less than 5ms
  • Release (fixed): 100ms average (frequency-dependent for natural envelope tracking)
  • Power Supply: +18VDC @ 650mA
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