API 312 Microphone Preamplifier  From API

500-Series Preamp offering the classic sound of the API 312, building block of the much-loved 3124 series. 

API Audio

$755.25

Retail:  $795.00

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Manufacturer's Description from API

The 312 is one of API’s most sought after and famous mic preamps. First introduced in the 1970s, it is well known and respected throughout the recording industry, and is the building block of the modern 3124 rack unit.

Based on API co-founder Saul Walker’s original designs, the API 312 Mic Pre combines our 2520 op-amps and proprietary transformers. It delivers the analog warmth, massive headroom and unmistakable sound for which API is known, in a convenient 500 series format.

Following the success of the hand wired 312 50th Anniversary Edition, this standard production version offers the classic API sound at an affordable price. Like all API products, the 312 is backed by API's unique five year warranty.

 

FEATURES

 ♦ API's Classic 312 Microphone Preamp in a 500 Series module

 ♦ Vintage Style Analog VU Meter

 ♦ Maximum 69dB of gain

 ♦ Traditional API fully discrete circuit design with 2520 Op Amp

 ♦ Proprietary AP2516 Input Transformer

 ♦ 20 dB pad switch

 ♦ 3:1 Output Transformer Tap Selection

 ♦ Switchable 48V phantom power

 ♦ Peak LED

 ♦ API’s Five Year Warranty


API Audio

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.