API 312 Mic Pre

£795.00 £662.50
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500 series adaptation of API’s famous mic preamp based on Saul Walker’s original designs and including API’s 2520 op-amp and AP2516 transformer.

At a glance

  • API Classic 312 Microphone Preamp is 500 Series module
  • Vintage Style Analog VU Meter
  • Maximum 69dB of gain
  • Traditional API fully discrete circuit design with 2520 Op-Amp
  • Proprietary AP2516 Input Transformer
  • 20 dB pad switch
  • 3:1 Output Transformer Tap Selection
  • Switchable 48V phantom power
  • Peak LED
  • API’s Five Year Warranty

The API 312 Mic Pre is a 500 series adaptation of API’s famous mic preamp based on Saul Walker’s original designs and including API’s 2520 op-amp and AP2516 transformer.

The API 312 Mic pre offers the unmistakable punch and brightness associated with the API sound with massive headroom and analogue warmth. It provides up to 69dB and can withstand high SPL making it the preamp of choice for drummers and other loud sources.

API 312 Mic Pre 3:1 SwitchControls on the 312 mic pre are very simple, comprising of a gain knob and four switches. These switches include the usual Polarity reversal and 48V phantom power as well as a -20dB Pad. 

The 3:1 switch is designed to drop the overall level and allowing you to push the input and get more of the transformer’s flavour into the sound before clipping.

A large vintage-style analogue VU metre is also included providing clear visual indications of level.

 

API 2520

API 2520 Op-amp

At the heart of the 312 module lies API’s legendary 2520 Op-amps which is found in every analogue equipment API makes. A low noise, low distortion, high gain and wideband, this opamp uses a direct-coupled amplifier with a differential input. 

The 2520’s characteristics play a huge role in API’s sound as these characteristics offer uniquely fast response capable of accommodating sharp transients unaltered.

More Information
Short Description500 series adaptation of API’s famous mic preamp based on Saul Walker’s original designs and including API’s 2520 op-amp and AP2516 transformer.
AT A GLANCE
  • API Classic 312 Microphone Preamp is 500 Series module
  • Vintage Style Analog VU Meter
  • Maximum 69dB of gain
  • Traditional API fully discrete circuit design with 2520 Op-Amp
  • Proprietary AP2516 Input Transformer
  • 20 dB pad switch
  • 3:1 Output Transformer Tap Selection
  • Switchable 48V phantom power
  • Peak LED
  • API’s Five Year Warranty
Demo in StoreNo
ManufacturerAPI
Valve / Solid StateSolid State
Channel CountSingle Channel
DI InputNo
Side Chain InputNo
Chassis500 Series
Phantom PowerYes
Includes DynamicsNo
Includes EQNo
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