API Audio 500-6B 6 Slot 500 series Lunchbox with Power Supply  From API

The New API Lunchbox, the 6 slot rack chassis that started the "500" craze, comes with the power supply (internal)

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$664.05

Retail:  $699.00

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Manufacturer's Description from API

Features

  • Holds 6 API standard modules
  • 215mA per slot
  • DB-25 connectors for easy input and output connection
  • XLRs to access channels 7 and 8 of the multipins
  • Power rail LED indication
  • Self-Powered, 100 to 250 Volts switchable, 47 to 63 Hz
  • Rubber feet & carrying handle for portability
  • Rugged steel chassis
  • Perfect for remote recording of Vocalist and Instruments

The API 500-6B lunchbox is a 6-slot rack designed to accept all API standard 5.25" X 1.5" modules. This quality allows an engineer the flexibility to bring along specialized EQ effects to any situation: 550A, 550b or 560. The lunchbox is self-powered with a rear panel selected AC voltage switch and a removable power cord. The input/output jacks are XLR. The lunchbox comes standard with a +48 volt internal phantom power supply, bussed to pin 15 for interface with the API 512c Mic Preamplifier.

API makes several modules for the 500-6B, including the 512c Mic Preamplifier, the 525 Compressor, the 527 Compressor, the 550A 3-band EQ, the 550b 4-band EQ and the 560 Graphic EQ. Combinations of these modules make perfect stereo recording packages (two 512cs and two 550bs) or vocalist's box (one 512c, two EQs and one 527).

Other uses for the versatile lunchbox include:

  • Multi-track recording of acoustic and electronic audio sources
  • Sound reinforcement systems and recording to multi-track formats
  • Multiple facility projects where portability is a plus
  • Broadcast and audio for video production
  • Custom channel input strips

NOTE: The older 560A equalizer may use pin 15 for a "direct output" and must be disabled on the 560A circuit board edge connector by cutting a trace. This will eliminate 48 volts from damaging the 560A series equalizers.

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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.

Specifications

Specifications

Power Consumption, Quiescent:

.66 Watts

Size:

15.5" X 5.5" X 7.5" Deep

Size (Boxed for Shipping):

20.25" X 9.75" X 12"

Actual Weight:

10.22 lbs.

Shipping Weight:

12.65 lbs.

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