500 Series

 

A small revolution happened a few years ago when API Audio decided to open up their very popular 500 series format to the industry.

 

Whilst the 500 series in concept is actually taken directly from their console line, this has led to, not quite a replacement, but certainly an augmentation from pure rack processors to power supply-less modules. Because the power is alr

A small revolution happened a few years ago when API Audio decided to open up their very popular 500 series format to the industry.

 

Whilst the 500 series in concept is actually taken directly from their console line, this has led to, not quite a replacement, but certainly an augmentation from pure rack processors to power supply-less modules. Because the power is already provided, and because the modules themselves are small they can be cheaper than their rackmount equivalents.

 

You can have a Neve Mic-pre, FET, VCA or OPTO compressor and an API EQ all in the same housing for a fraction of a cost these processors would cost as rack units. This has opened up serious recording to even more people, and once again, increased the sonic palette available. Pretty much every processor and style of sound is available for the 500 series.

 

High Quality Mic-Preamps, Tube mic-pres, Tube compressors, even Fairchild style compressors and all types of EQ : Parametric, Graphic and Pultec circuits. Then there are Filters, Headphone Amps, De-essers, and some AD/DA convertors available in this format.

 

There are sometimes compromises to be made and the 'Is the 500-Series For Me' article below covers many of the areas in question.

 

However, these compromises are for the most part accepted due to the fact they are much less expensive than comparable rackmount units, and are often used as additions to already well stocked racks. With thousands of empty 500 series slots out there KMR has a wide selection available for demo in your own creative space.

 

 


 

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  1. A-Designs 503HR
    A-Designs 503 HR
    £549.00 £457.50
  2. A-Designs EM Blue
    A-Designs EM Blue
    £749.00 £624.17
  3. A-Designs EM Gold 500-series Mic pre
    A-Designs EM Gold
    £749.00 £624.17
  4. A-Designs EM PEQ 500-series Passive EQ
    A-Designs EM PEQ
    £1,199.00 £999.17
  5. A-Designs EM Red 500-series Mic Pre
    A-Designs EM Red
    £749.00 £624.17
  6. A-Designs EM-Silver
    A-Designs EM-Silver
    £749.00 £624.17
  7. A-Designs P-1 500-series Mic Pre
    A-Designs P-1 - Mic-Pre
    £899.00 £749.17
  8. KMR Exclusive
    Acme Audio Opticom XLA-500
    Acme Audio Opticom XLA-500
    £879.00 £732.50
  9. AEA RPQ500 500-series Ribbon Mic Preamp
    AEA RPQ500
    £618.00 £515.00
  10. AMS RMX16 500 Main
    AMS RMX16 500
    £1,194.00 £995.00
  11. API 312 Mic Pre
    API 312 Mic Pre
    £795.00 £662.50
  12. API 500-8B 8 Slot Lunchbox Front
    API 500-8B 8 Slot Lunchbox
    £499.00 £415.83
  13. API 500VPR 500 Series Chassis
    API 500VPR
    £1,045.00 £870.83
  14. API 505 DI Module
    API 505 DI Module
    £565.00 £470.83
  15. API 512C Mono Mic/Line Pre
    API 512C Mono Mic/Line Pre
    £909.00 £757.50
  16. API 512V Front
    API 512V
    £1,055.00 £879.17
  17. API 527
    API 527
    £1,050.00 £875.00
  18. B-stock
    API 527 (B-Stock)
    API 527 (B-Stock)
    £1,050.00
    £879.00 £732.50
  19. API 529 Stereo Compressor  Front
    API 529 Stereo Compressor
    £1,877.00 £1,564.17
  20. API 550A Discrete 3 Band EQ
    API 550A Discrete 3 Band EQ
    £1,074.00 £895.00
  21. API 550A Saul Walker Edition
    API 550A Saul Walker Edition
    £2,129.00 £1,774.17
  22. API 550B 4 Band Switched EQ
    API 550B 4 Band Switched EQ
    £1,078.00 £898.33
  23. API 560 10 Band Graphic EQ
    API 560 10 Band Graphic EQ
    £795.00 £662.50
  24. API 565 Filter Module
    API 565 Filter Module
    £549.00 £457.50
  25. API 5B1 Blank Panel
    API 5B1 Blank Panel
    £17.00 £14.17
  26. Audified Synergy R1
    Audified Synergy R1
    £1,189.00 £990.83
  27. Audio Maintenance 54F50
    Audio Maintenance 54F50
    £1,194.00 £995.00
  28. Audio Maintenance ez1073eq
    Audio Maintenance ez1073eq
    £714.00 £595.00
  29. Avedis Audio E27 500 Series EQ
    Avedis Audio E27 500 Series EQ
    £1,224.00 £1,020.00
  30. Avedis Audio R52 Front
    Avedis Audio R52
    £349.00 £290.83
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