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API Audio 2500 Stereo Bus Compressor  From API

THE Stereo Bus Compressor for achieving the legendary punchy, in-your-face API sound but without the full API Console!

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$3,130.25

Retail:  $3,295.00

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This is a powerful and sought after 2-bus stereo compressor that API just can't seem to build enough of!

API Audio 2500 Stereo Bus Compressor - Quick n' Dirty

The API 2500 Stereo Bus Compressor allows adjustment of sonic qualities to alter the punch and tone of the stereo mix. One of the 2500's notable qualities is its use of API's patented THRUST circuit for a chest-hitting, punchy bottom end.Another unique feature of the 2500 is its selectable "old" or "new" compression. The old style uses the "feed back" type of compression found in the API 525, while the new style uses a "feed forward" type in which the compressor side chain is fed directly from the unit input. This compressor is available for SoundPure's Try-Before-You-Buy Program, so if you want to hear it in your studio with your gear, shot us an email at ProAudio@SoundPure.com, or give us a call anytime at 919.682.5552. Thanks for watching!

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Manufacturer's Description from API

The API 2500 Stereo Bus Compressor allows adjustment of sonic qualities to alter the punch and tone of the stereo mix. One of the 2500's notable qualities is its use of API's patented THRUST circuit for a chest-hitting, punchy bottom end. The 19-inch, rack-mountable unit boasts a dual-channel design that can be configured for stereo compression or for use as two separate units via a single compression setting.

Another unique feature of the 2500 is its selectable "old" or "new" compression. The old style uses the "feed back" type of compression found in the API 525, while the new style uses a "feed forward" type in which the compressor side chain is fed directly from the unit input. Additionally, the output stage exhibits an auto-makeup gain button that permits the user to vary the threshold or ratio while automatically maintaining a constant output level. Further, the 2500 ensures fidelity with its all-discrete, fully balanced design with two front panel VU meters showing input, output and gain reduction levels.

Features:

  • API 2520 Op Amp
  • Variable threshold between -20dBu and +10dBu
  • Selectable ratio, attack and release times
  • Patented THRUST® selectable high-pass filter before RMS detector
  • Variable link between left and right channels
  • Old "feed back" or new "feed forward" compression
  • Soft, medium or hard knee for easy to sharp compression
  • Auto or manual gain make up
  • 1/4" balanced side chain inputs
  • Output clips at +28dBu
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

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Power Consumption, Quiescent:

.66 Watts

Size:

19" X 1.75" (1U) X 10.5" Deep

Size (Boxed for Shipping):

23.25" X 6.5" X 16"

Actual Weight:

9.48 lbs.

Shipping Weight:

13.38 lbs.

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