API Audio TranZformer GT Guitar Pedal  From API

The TranZformer GT offers guitar players access to API's world-famous compressor and EQ tones previously only accessible to the studio elite!

API Audio

$492.15

Retail:  $579.00

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Manufacturer's Description from API

  • Traditional fully discrete API circuit design
  • Variable Compressor with in/out switching
  • 3-Band +/- 15dB Equalizer with in/out switching
  • Input Gain control with +30dB of gain
  • Clip LED indicating Input or Output overloading
  • Balanced and Unbalanced Output Phase reverse
  • Balanced Output Ground lift
  • Included 18-volt external power supply optimizes performance

The TranZformer GT is a multifunction pedal that is designed to easily and affordably bring the world-famous analog sound of API to your guitar. Offering the user an unsurpassed level of sonic control, the TranZformer GT combines an API 525 feedback-type compressor with a guitar-optimized 3 band equalizer, both independently in/out switchable. The unit also features phase invert switches on each output, ground lift, clip indicator and transformer output. Like all API products, the TranZformer GT is built to API's exacting standards and remains true to the design philosophy that has made API the leader in professional analog gear for nearly 50 years.

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

Input connection: 1/4" Hi-Z unbalanced instrument input
Input Impedance: ~500kΩ
Maximum Hi-Z instrument input level before clipping: +13dBu
Output connections: 1/4" Hi-Z unbalanced output w/ variable level control 

XLR Male balanced line output, fixed level 

Balanced line output level is +6dB higher than Hi-Z output with Level control fully clockwise.
Output Impedance: Hi-Z output: 7.5kΩ 
Balanced Line output: Less than 75Ω
Gain Control: 9.2dB - 30dB, Variable, Hi-Z output 
15.2dB - 36dB, Variable, Balanced line output
Level Control: -inf. to 0dB, Variable, Hi-Z output only
Maximum output level before clipping: Hi-Z Output: +21dBu 
Balanced Line Out: +27dBu
Frequency Response: +0, -0.5, 20-20kHz, both outputs, low-capacitance cable
Noise: -75dBu
THD+N: Less than 0.01%
Tone Control: 200Hz & 1500Hz Peaking, 5kHz Shelving, continuously-variable boost/cut, +/-16dB range.
Compressor: Ratio: Varies from 2:1 to 20:1 depending on compressor control setting. 

Attack (fixed): Less than 5ms 

Release (fixed): 100ms average (frequency-dependent for natural envelope tracking) 

Compressor Control (6 Switchable settings): 1 = subtle compression, 6 = maximum compression. Turning clockwise Increases gain reduction (lower threshold) while simultaneously raising output level to match.
Power Supply: 18VAC @ 1A
Size: 8" x 5.5" x 4"
Size (Boxed for Shipping): 10" x 8" x 8"
Actual Weight: 4lbs.
Shipping Weight: 6lbs.