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API MC531 Desktop Monitor Controller

Desktop monitor controller featuring one main and two alternate stereo outputs, seven selectable stereo input sources, plus built-in talkback mic

MFR# MC531 Monitor Controller

Product Description

The API MC531 Desktop Monitor Controller is a standalone version of the center section of API’s legendary analog consoles. Anyone familiar with an API console will immediately recognize the layout and functionality of the MC531. Equipped with the exact same circuitry and level of craftsmanship found in all API consoles, the MC531 Monitor Controller combines studio-grade components with versatile new features tailor-made for working in the box.

Featuring one main stereo output, plus two alternative stereo outputs with individual trim controls for precise level-matching, the MC531 supports up to three pairs of studio monitors. Plus, with a dedicated sub output and front panel controls, you can quickly toggle your subwoofer on and off while mixing. You can even link your subwoofer to any of the outputs so it automatically activates when selecting the desired monitors.

In addition to three analog line-level inputs, the MC531 sports AES, USB, 3.5mm, and Bluetooth inputs, making it easy to monitor signals from almost any source. Two headphone outputs with dedicated level controls are perfect for referencing mixes with your favorite headphones. Plus, a built-in Talkback mic with independent gain controls enables you to communicate with performers while tracking and overdubbing—without having to set up a separate mic.

Best of all, the MC531 features API’s unparalleled craftsmanship and sleek aesthetic, with large buttons, responsive controls, and the classic API 41-detent Control Room Knob right at your fingertips. Built from the ground up for DAW workflows, the MC531 integrates seamlessly into small home studios and large commercial facilities alike.

FEATURES:

  • 3 stereo balanced line level analog audio inputs
  • Digital audio input, selectable between AES3 or USB
  • 3.5 mm input on front and rear panel
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • All 5 inputs are buffered with the API 2510 Op Amp.
  • 3 stereo balanced line level outputs with individually adjustable trim levels
  • Mono balanced line level output for feeding a subwoofer with adjustable trim level
  • Independently assignable SUB output
  • Stereo outputs include full mute, mono, and DIM controls
  • 2 stereo headphone outputs
  • Headphone source selection toggle switch for C/R or CUE SOURCE
  • CUE SOURCE selectable from any of the 5 inputs
  • Built-in Talkback Mic with gain control and activation button
  • 18 segment stereo LED meter
  • Balanced unity level meter output for connecting to an external meter system
  • External power supply

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
ChassisDesktop

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