API 2500 50th Anniversary Edition

£4,440.00 £3,700.00
This Product is Discontinued
50th Anniversary limited edition of the legendary 2500 stereo bus compressor with a new output mix blend control, LED gain reduction metering and a striking gold-faced chassis.

The API 2500 50th Anniversary Edition is a 50th Anniversary limited edition of the legendary 2500 stereo bus compressor with a new output mix blend control, LED gain reduction metering and a striking gold-faced chassis.


The API 2500 50th Anniversary Edition is a limited run of fifty units each with an individual serial number ranging between 1 and 50.  The API 2500-AE retains all the qualities of the original 2500 and delivers the same warmth, clarity and punch as the original while the new Output mix blend lets you use this popular compressor in parallel.


API 2500 50th Anniversary Edition Main Features:


  • Limited 50th Anniversary Edition: Only 50 units built
  • New Mix/Blend Circuit
  • "Over Threshold" LED illuminates when input audio crosses the set threshold
  • Patented THRUST filter with 3 settings for frequency-dependent side-chain control
  • 3 selectable compressor curve KNEE settings
  • Selectable NEW or OLD type switch for feed-forward or feed-back operation
  • Preset or variable release time control
  • Variable Left/Right link with peak and RMS control voltage filters
  • Selectable automatic or manually variable make-up gain
  • Audio circuit uses 2510 and 2520 discrete op-amps with transformer output
  • Premium stereo VU meters show selectable input or output
  • 10-segment stereo gain reduction meter
  • Full hard-wired relay bypass
  • Commemorative serial number plate
  • More Information
    Short Description50th Anniversary limited edition of the legendary 2500 stereo bus compressor with a new output mix blend control, LED gain reduction metering and a striking gold-faced chassis.
    Demo in StoreNo
    ManufacturerAPI
    Dynamics TypeCompressor
    Valve / Solid StateSolid State
    Channel CountDual Channel
    ChassisRackmount
    Compression TypeVCA
    Side Chain InputYes
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