{"id":10005507213,"title":"API 512c Mic Pre","handle":"api-512c-mic-pre","description":"\u003ch1 id=\"reader-title\"\u003eAPI: 512c Mic Pre\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"article_h2\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFeatures\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMic Preamp with 65 dB of gain\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFront and Back Panel Mic Input Access\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLine\/Instrument Preamp with 45 dB of gain\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFront Panel Line\/Instrument Input\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLED VU meter for monitoring output level\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e20 dB pad switch, applies to mic\/line\/instrument\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e48v Phantom switchable power\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTraditional API fully discrete circuit design with 2520 Op Amp\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFeatures API's unique Five Year Warranty\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe API 512c is a mic \/ line \/ instrument preamp, world famous for its ability to provide a low noise (-129 EIN) and unusually good sounding front end for all types of audio applications. Sonically, it delivers the distinct API sound at an affordable price, and in the scalable API 500 Series format. Offering an impressive 65 dB of gain, the 512c includes phantom power, switchable polarity, -20 dB pad and Mic or Instrument\/Line selector. Front panel XLR and 1\/4 inch connectors combined with rear panel mic access allows for additional flexibility when installed into an API lunchbox\u003cspan class=\"lunchbox_reg\"\u003e®\u003c\/span\u003e, API's 10 position 500V vertical rack, or an API console.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe API 512c remains faithful to the circuit designs of API's founder Saul Walker. Artfully combining those circuits with API's proprietary transformers and the incomparable 2520 op-amp, the 512c is a highly musical and rich-sounding analog mic pre, equally at home in commercial recording spaces as it is in smaller home studios. 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API 512c Mic Pre

Product Description
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API: 512c Mic Pre

Features

  • Mic Preamp with 65 dB of gain
  • Front and Back Panel Mic Input Access
  • Line/Instrument Preamp with 45 dB of gain
  • Front Panel Line/Instrument Input
  • LED VU meter for monitoring output level
  • 20 dB pad switch, applies to mic/line/instrument
  • 48v Phantom switchable power
  • Traditional API fully discrete circuit design with 2520 Op Amp
  • Features API's unique Five Year Warranty

The API 512c is a mic / line / instrument preamp, world famous for its ability to provide a low noise (-129 EIN) and unusually good sounding front end for all types of audio applications. Sonically, it delivers the distinct API sound at an affordable price, and in the scalable API 500 Series format. Offering an impressive 65 dB of gain, the 512c includes phantom power, switchable polarity, -20 dB pad and Mic or Instrument/Line selector. Front panel XLR and 1/4 inch connectors combined with rear panel mic access allows for additional flexibility when installed into an API lunchbox®, API's 10 position 500V vertical rack, or an API console.

The API 512c remains faithful to the circuit designs of API's founder Saul Walker. Artfully combining those circuits with API's proprietary transformers and the incomparable 2520 op-amp, the 512c is a highly musical and rich-sounding analog mic pre, equally at home in commercial recording spaces as it is in smaller home studios. Fully featured and still hand assembled, the 512c exhibits the reliability, long life, and uniformity which are characteristic of all API products.

Specifications

Rear Connector:

Output on edge connector, MIC Input on edge connector,
can be defeated

Front Connectors:

XLR MIC Input, HI-Z 1/4" Unbal Input

Gain Range:

MIC: 34dB to 65dB (14dB to 45dB w/PAD). HI-Z: 14dB to
45dB (-6dB to 25dB w/PAD)

Maximum Input Levels:

MIC, +8 dBu, Unbal HI-Z Input, +36 dBu

Input Impedance:

MIC Input, 1500 Ohms (150 Ohm mic), HI-Z Unbal Input,
400 K Ohms (20 K Ohms with pad)

Output Impedance:

Less than 75 Ohms, Transformer Balanced

Clipping Level:

+30 dBu

Frequency Response:

+0, -.3, 30 to 20 kHz

Noise:

Equivalent Input Noise: -129, Mic In. -125, Un-Balanced In.
Actual Metered Noise: Mic, -95 dBu, Un-Bal., -90 dBu

Distortion:

Less than .05% @ +4 Out, Less than .1% @ +28 Out

Power Consumption:

±12/18 Volts/DC, @40 ma.

Size:

1.5" X 5.25" X 7" Deep

Size (Boxed for Shipping):

4.5" X 6.5" X 10.25"

Actual Weight:

1.41 lbs.

Shipping Weight:

1.94 lbs.

 

Sku: 512c
Vendor: API

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