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API MC531 Monitor Controller Demo/Open Box  From API

A monitor controller with the layout, functionality and tradition of an API console

API Audio


Retail:  $2,495.00

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Manufacturer's Description from API

Building on its rich heritage of manufacturing the highest quality mixing and recording consoled, API proudly introduces the new MC531 Monitor Controller. Featuring the same level of craftsmanship found throughout API's entire product line, the MC531 offers a stand-alone version of the monitoring functionality built into the center section of API's legendary analog consoles. Specifically designed to include fully-featured monitor controller for DAW workflows, the MC531 can integrate seamlessly into any audio production environment where functionality, ease of use and an accurate reference of each audio source is required.

Drawing inspiration from the monitor control modules of all API consoles, the MC531 features a Main and two Alternate stereo outputs, the latter having individual trims for speaker level matchin. Programmable subwoofer integration allows the user to link the Sub with the Main and/or either of the Alternate outputs. With a total of seven selectable stereo input sources (three analog line-level inputs, AES, USB, plus 3.5mm and Headphone outputs and a built-in Talkback mic complement the feature set. Of course, the classic API 41-detent Control Room Knob is right at your fingertips.

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.


Input Connections:

ST-1, ST-2, ST-3: 1/4" Balanced Analog, 30k Ohm Input Impedance

ST-4: Digital Input, USB Type-B, XLR female AES3

ST-5: Bluetooth, Mini Jack front and rear in parallel


Output Connections:

Control Room Outputs: XLR, selectable electronic or transformer balanced, 75 Ohms

Meter Output: 1/4" Balanced

Headphone: 1/4" Stereo


Maximum Input Level: +28dBu

Maximum Output Level: +28dBu


Frequency Response: +/- 0.5dB 20Hz to 50KHz

Signal to Noise Ratio: 115dB


Power Consumption: 16 Watts

Unit Size: 11.0" x 12.75" x 4.0"

Unit Weight: 8.5lbs