0% up to 48 Months on over 110 Brands!
New & Current Vintage King Card Holders
0% financing up to 48 Months on over 110 Brands!
When you shop now with your Vintage King Credit Card.
Discrete stereo bus compressor with API 2520 Op-Amp, variable threshold between -20 dBu and +10 dBu, and selectable ratio, attack and release times
The API 2500 is a versatile stereo bus compressor that allows adjustment of sonic qualities that can alter the punch and tone of the stereo mix. The 19" rack-mountable unit features API's patented "thrust" circuit for a chest-hitting, punchy bottom end. With its dual-channel design, the API 2500 is set up for stereo compression, but can also be used as two separate units via a single compression setting. The 2500 boasts a range of parameters that make it incredibly musical.
API pushes the envelope of flexibility further with selectable "old" or "new" compression. The old-style uses the feedback type of compression found in the API 525, Universal Audio 1176, and the Fairchild 660/670. The new style uses a feed-forward type, similar to other popular compressors.
The output stage features API's auto-makeup gain button, permitting the user to vary the threshold or ratio while automatically maintaining a constant output level. Fidelity is ensured with an all-discrete, fully balanced design, and two front panel VU meters show input, output, and gain reduction levels.
|Tube or Solid State||Solid State|
Thrust Circuit is Amazing!
The Drum Bus magic box!!!!!!!!!! My drum tracks always lacked that punch, loudness, and vibe of professionally mixed songs. After I got this box on the reccomendation of my VK rep, things done changed! I've been using my UA plug ins for individual compression and EQ on the kick and snare and then mixing all the drums tracks out to a stereo bus/hardware insert, through the 2500 and back in. It's been a game changer for me.
* Required Fields
When it comes to getting the best gear, your tastes are probably pretty particular. Vintage King can help answer any and every question to help you make the right decisions for your sound. Fill out the form below and we'll be in contact with you shortly.
Free shipping to the lower 48 US states on orders $99 and up. See details.
* Required Fields
Please fill out the form below and a Vintage King Audio Consultant will contact you with a ship date for the API 2500 Stereo Bus Compressor.