API Audio 862 - 50th Anniversary Edition  From API

Limited Edition 50th Anniversary API Audio 862 Channel Strip - only 50 units, worldwide!

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$3,420.00

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Manufacturer's Description from API

Features

 ♦ 35 dB of adjustable microphone input gain

 ♦ Polarity flip, 48 V phantom power, and 20 dB pad switches

 ♦ Insert switch to activate rear EQ input connection for 550A EQ section instead of 312 output

 ♦ 3 bands of EQ in discrete steps to a maximum of 12 dB boost or cut and 5 frequencies per band

 ♦ 550A EQ IN switch

 ♦ High and Low bands shelf/peak selection switches

 ♦ Switchable band pass filter toggle switch

 ♦ Vintage style analog VU Meter (0VU = +4 dBu) and peak LED (+18 dBu), selectable 312 or 550A output

 ♦ Limited Production with 50th Anniversary Faceplate — Individually Serialized (1-50)

 

Adding to API's line of 50th Anniversary products, API's 862 50th Anniversary Edition Channel Strip combines the 550A Anniversary Edition EQ and the 312 Anniversary Edition Mic Pre into a single, 19" rackmount format. The 862 integrates the original 500 Series pcb's exactly as they were designed by API's founder, the legendary Saul Walker, and artfully merges them into a vintage-style, highly collectable and incredible sounding single 1U chassis.

 

Each 862 Anniversary Edition is individually serialized denoting its status as part of a limited run of only 50 units. Painstakingly assembled and carefully hand wired, the limited edition 862 a true work of art and a rare piece of recording history.

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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.