{"id":10005226637,"title":"API 505-DI Direct Input","handle":"api","description":"\u003ch1 id=\"reader-title\"\u003eAPI: 505-DI Direct Input\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"article_h2\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFeatures\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWide Range Gain Control with 55dB of gain\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFront Panel Hi-Z Input\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFront Panel Thru routing\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTONE Control helps customize your sound\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBRIGHT Switch boosts clarity and presence\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e10 segment LED VU meter for monitoring output level\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePeak Output LED Indicator\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e20 dB pad switch\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e100K \/ 400K Switchable Load\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTraditional API fully discrete circuit design\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUses the famous API 2520 and 2510 Op-Amps\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLike the console-based API 205L, the 505-DI is specifically designed to accept a guitar, bass or keyboard direct input while minimizing any loading effect on Hi-Z instrument pickups. Additionally, the 505-DI's Gain Control is used to normalize an instrument's input level, up to a +4 dBu output level. API's unique TONE control reduces potential low end \"mud\" in the signal, while turning on the BRIGHT switch adds additional clarity if desired. The various combinations of TONE and BRIGHT controls can eliminate the need for any EQ on the instrument while recording, keeping the signal path short and pure.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis minimal signal path eliminates the need to use a standard direct box, which many times still requires a mic input, equalizer, and a fader to get the signal to a recordable level. The 505-DI is capable of boosting any instrument to a hefty line level without additional amplifiers. Use of the 100K \/ 400K LOAD switch allows the tone of the pickup to be altered slightly, alternately brightening or darkening the high frequency content. When inserting an instrument with an internal preamp or a line level instrument such as a sampler or a keyboard, the 505-DI offers a 20 dB PAD switch to drop the level without loading, thereby retaining the integrity of the incoming signal.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ctable\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSpecifications\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNumber of Bands:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTwo\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFilter Type:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePassive Shelf\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFilter Frequency 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API 505-DI Direct Input

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API: 505-DI Direct Input

Features

  • Wide Range Gain Control with 55dB of gain
  • Front Panel Hi-Z Input
  • Front Panel Thru routing
  • TONE Control helps customize your sound
  • BRIGHT Switch boosts clarity and presence
  • 10 segment LED VU meter for monitoring output level
  • Peak Output LED Indicator
  • 20 dB pad switch
  • 100K / 400K Switchable Load
  • Traditional API fully discrete circuit design
  • Uses the famous API 2520 and 2510 Op-Amps

Like the console-based API 205L, the 505-DI is specifically designed to accept a guitar, bass or keyboard direct input while minimizing any loading effect on Hi-Z instrument pickups. Additionally, the 505-DI's Gain Control is used to normalize an instrument's input level, up to a +4 dBu output level. API's unique TONE control reduces potential low end "mud" in the signal, while turning on the BRIGHT switch adds additional clarity if desired. The various combinations of TONE and BRIGHT controls can eliminate the need for any EQ on the instrument while recording, keeping the signal path short and pure.

This minimal signal path eliminates the need to use a standard direct box, which many times still requires a mic input, equalizer, and a fader to get the signal to a recordable level. The 505-DI is capable of boosting any instrument to a hefty line level without additional amplifiers. Use of the 100K / 400K LOAD switch allows the tone of the pickup to be altered slightly, alternately brightening or darkening the high frequency content. When inserting an instrument with an internal preamp or a line level instrument such as a sampler or a keyboard, the 505-DI offers a 20 dB PAD switch to drop the level without loading, thereby retaining the integrity of the incoming signal.

Specifications

Number of Bands:

Two

Filter Type:

Passive Shelf

Filter Frequency Centers:

Low: 150 Hz
High: 8 kHz

Input Impedance:

>380 K Ohms, Un-Balanced

Output Impedance:

75 Ohms, Transformer coupled, Balanced

Nominal Levels:

-40 dBu to +20 dBu

Clipping Level:

+30 dBu

Frequency Response:

0, -.4, 30 to 20 kHz

Noise:

98 dB below +10 dBm output, unweighted. 20-20 kHz

Distortion:

THD: .01% (+4 dB @ 2 K)

Connector:

15 position .156 sp edge connector

Power Consumption:

±16 Volts DC, 130mA max at +24 dBu out

 

Sku: 505DI
Vendor: API

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