API 529 Stereo Compressor  From API

API, the founder of the 500 series format, gives us another great sonic contribution with the 529 Stereo Compressor. It's essentially the classic 2500 compressor in a 2 space module that delivers all the same punch and glue as the rackmount original with the ability to switch between "Modern" and "Vintage" tonalities  

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$2,085.25

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Manufacturer's Description from API

The new 529 Stereo Compressor combines the unmistakable sound of API's compression technology with the convenience and popularity of the API 500 Series format. Carefully designed to deliver a wide range of compression options, the 529 delivers warmth, clarity and punch, whether used for subtle adjustments or heavy compression effects.

Based on the unprecedented success of the 2500, the 529 takes many of the features and controls from API's famous stereo compressor and puts them into the first dual slot 500 series module from API. This stereo compressor features API's patented THRUST® circuitry for a punchy low end, along with an Old/New switch that lets you choose between classic and modern compression characteristics: Old for vintage-style feedback compression and New for today's more common feed-forward compression. The Auto-makeup Gain button lets you adjust ratio and threshold controls without affecting the output level. Using API's discrete op-amps and transformer technology, the 529 delivers the legendary analog sound of API. The 529 is backed by API's unique 5 year warranty.

Features
  • Continuously variable detented Gain, Threshold, Attack, Ratio and Release controls
  • 10 segment LED meters show Gain Reduction and selectable Input or Output Level
  • Over Threshold LED
  • Patented THRUST® Switch for frequency dependent side chain control
  • 3 selectable compressor curve Knee settings
  • Selectable New or Old switch for feed-forward or feed-back operation
  • Selectable variable or auto compressor make-up gain
  • Three way In/Out including full hard relay bypass
  • Audio circuit uses 2520 and 2510 Discrete Op Amps with transformer output
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.

Specifications

  • Three way In/Out including full hard relay bypass
  • Audio circuit uses 2520 and 2510 Discrete Op Amps with transformer output
  • 2 Space Module