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API 1608-II Special Edition with Final Touch Automation  From API

Special Limited Edition of API's famed 16-channel Analog Recording Console with Final Touch Automation

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Manufacturer's Description from API

API announces the immediate release of the 1608-II Special Edition console, marking the 15th Anniversary of the incredibly versatile and successful 1608. The 1608-II Special Edition features the vintage style cream color worn by numerous iconic API consoles, and is accented with blonde maple side panels, bolster, and meter bridge trim. Each console is also loaded with matching API 550A and 560 EQ modules, and is equipped with API’s Final Touch Automation®.

“We’re making a limited number of the Special Edition consoles with both a nod to the past, and a view to the future,” said API President Larry Droppa. “With hundreds of 1608’s installed in facilities around the world, this is a fun way to celebrate how much impact the 1608 continues to have on the industry, and also how API is honored to play such a major role in audio for the past 55 years.”

“Special Edition consoles will begin shipping this month and we’re slotting them into production wherever we have room,” noted Richard Josephs, API’s Production Director. “It’s a beautiful console and a pleasure to build. We expect to have them all delivered by the end of this year.”

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About Manufacturer

API (Automated Processes, Inc.) is world famous for its all-discrete audio products: studio and broadcast mixing consoles, and a full line of rack mount mic preamps, equalizers and processors. It all began with a dream. It was 1968. The company: Automated Processes Inc., formed by men with a vision. Best known for their now legendary "2520 amplifier", this unique amp has been and will continue to be the heart of all API discrete products. It continues to provide reliability and sonic purity unmatched by the competition. The resulting console met the needs of the music, commercial and broadcast industry. API became the leading audio broadcast console manufacturer for radio and television networks and high profile stations. In addition, recording studios, large and small, began using API.....and receiving rave reviews from engineers and producers. There are over 700 API consoles across the nation and around the world, including the three major networks. Over thirty years later, many of these consoles are still in daily use in some of the most prestigious recording and broadcast facilities in the world because, to date, there are few, if any consoles of equal sound quality at a cost-effective price.