API 500-6B 500 Series Lunchbox Rack

6-slot 500 Series Lunchbox with DB25 connectors and built-in power supply
MFR# 6-slot Lunchbox
API 500-6B 500 Series Lunchbox Rack
API 500-6B 500 Series Lunchbox Rack API 500-6B 500 Series Lunchbox Rack
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The API 500-6B Lunchbox is a 6-slot rack designed to accept all API standard 5.25" X 1.5" modules. The lunchbox is self-powered with a rear panel selected AC voltage switch and a removable power cord. The input/output jacks are XLR. The lunchbox comes standard with a +48 volt internal phantom power supply, bussed to pin 15 for interface with the API 512c Mic Preamplifier.


  • Holds 6x standard 500 Series modules
  • 215mA per slot
  • DB-25 connectors for easy input and output connection
  • XLRs to access channels 7 and 8 of the multipins
  • Power rail LED indication
  • Self-Powered, 100 to 250 Volts switchable, 47 to 63 Hz
  • Rubber feet & carrying handle for portability
  • Rugged steel chassis
  • Perfect for remote recording of Vocalist and Instruments

Additional Information

Condition New
Channels 6-Channel
Chassis Desktop
Module Slot Count 6 Slots
Input Connectors Analog XLR, Analog DB25
Output Connectors Analog XLR, Analog DB25
Biggest improvement to my studio in years

I have been intrigued by the lunchbox for years. I’ve had some buddies add them to their studios over the years and all of them have sworn it to be one of the best investments they ever made. I felt like my sound was starting to get a little stale, so I decided to add a lunchbox for the ability to add some extra colors to the studio without breaking the bank. When I first got it, I only got an EQ with it, once I started using that one nearly everything I was tracking, I realized I needed to start adding some more stuff. I love that fact that most everything for 500 series is $1000 and under, but still sounds like the full sized versions of the gear! I now have more modules than there is room in my lunchbox, so I’ll soon need to add another, but for the time being its easy enough to pop a module in and out. I highly recommend adding one to your setup and slowly adding to it when the budget is available.

By Bricker on May 9, 2017

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