API Audio A2D Stereo Mic pre with A/D conversion  From API

A pair of 312 style mic preamps with A/D conversion. This box is perfect for the front of your DAW!

API Audio

$2,275.25

Retail:  $2,395.00

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API Audio 3124+ 4-Channel Microphone Preamp - Quick n’ Dirty

  The API 3124+ is a high quality, compact, 4-channel mic preamp. Top quality, military grade build and a distinct, aggressive sound that, when the situation calls for it, is nothing short of amazing. For hard rock or metal engineers, it’s pretty safe to say your preamp arsenal isn’t complete without at least 4 channels to cover your drums, guitars, and bass. This preamp is available for SoundPure’s Try-Before-You-Buy Program, so if you want to hear how it sounds in your studio with your gear, shoot us an email at ProAudio@SoundPure.com, or give us a call anytime at 919.682.5552. Thanks for watching!

Manufacturer's Description from API

Features:

  • A pair of signature API 312 Mic Preamplifiers
  • API 2510 and 2520 Operational Amplifiers
  • 20 Segment LED metering on both analog and digital sections
  • Mic and Instrument inputs
  • Polarity, phantom power, input pad, 2:1 transformer routing, Mic/Line switches
  • Six sample rate choices
  • Sync to external Work Clock with feed through BNC
  • External Super Clock input
  • Ability to be slaved with other A2D units
  • Insert point provided between analog and digital sections

The first API product with an integrated digital output, the A2D contains a pair of API 312 Mic Preamplifiers that feed an A/D section with a set of standard digital interface outputs, multiple sample-rate choices and internal or external clock options. Precise control of both the Analog gain and the level feeding the digital section means that the microphone signal may be kept super-clean if desired or driven harder to achieve the warm, punchy "API sound."

The A2D Analog section consists of the circuitry contained in two 312s, half of that of the popular API 3124+. A level control pot with an expanded 20-segment metering system shows precise mic gain levels, while control switches include polarity, 48v phantom power, input pad, Mic/Line select and 2:1 transformer routing, which selects a lower gain contribution from output transformer. Each analog input contains a balanced low-Z input XLR connector and a high-Z instrument input on a 1/4" jack.

The digital section of the A2D includes two API discrete 2510 amplifiers with level pots to adjust the feed to the A/D converters, each with a corresponding 20-segment calibrated meter. A multi-position switch selects the desired sample frequency. The External Sync LED will light when an external clock signal is used.

Rear panel analog connectors include an XLR input and output for each channel, as well as a balanced 1/4" TRS insert to the A/D converter. The TRS insert allows the A2D to have external analog processing devices inserted in the audio chain (EQs, compressors, etc.).

The A2D's digital interface connectors are a SPDIF single-ended RCA connector and an AES digital out on XLR. A coaxial BNC accepts external Super Clock, which will illuminate the front panel EXT SYNC LED when locked.

Additionally, the A2D comes with a pair of 9-pin D-sub connectors that allow the multiple units to be linked together with all units operating off the first sample-rate clock in the chain.

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

Power Consumption, Quiescent: .66 Watts

Size: 19" X 1.75" (1U) X 11.5" Deep

Size (Boxed for Shipping): 23.25" X 6.5" X 16"

Actual Weight: 9.6 lbs.

Shipping Weight: 13.48 lbs.

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A2D Manual

A2D Brochure