API Audio 312 - 50th Anniversary Edition  From API

Available for a limited time! Get the legendary 312 500-series preamp with a limited 50th Anniversary edition faceplate while you still can!

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Manufacturer's Description from API

Features

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

 ♦ Reproduction of the Original 312 PCB Design

 ♦ Mic Preamp with 65 dB of gain

 ♦ Proprietary AP2516 Input Transformer

 ♦ 20 dB pad switch

 ♦ Switchable 48V phantom power

 ♦ Vintage Style Analog VU Meter

 ♦ Peak LED

 ♦ Limited Production with 50th Anniversary Faceplate

 ♦ Individually Serialized (1-150)

 

The API 312 50th Anniversary Edition is a faithful reproduction of the original 312 microphone preamp used in API consoles from the 1970s and still highly sought after today. Packaged into a modern 500 Series module, the 312 is one of API's most famous mic preamps and is the basis of the highly successful 3124. Starting from an exact reproduction of Saul Walker's original 312 printed circuit board, API engineered this classic design true to the original, including the hand-wired gain pot and switches. The 312 also features API's AP2516 Input Transformer, and has included a vintage style analog VU meter and a Peak LED indicator. Each unit carries an individual serial number noting the limited run of 150 Anniversary Edition Units.

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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.