API The Channel Strip (Demo Deal)

Channel strip made up of 512C mic pre, 550A EQ, 527 compressor and 325 line driver
API The Channel Strip (Demo Deal)

$2,545.75

$2,291.17 (You Save 10%)

No interest if paid in full within 6 months Learn more
In Stock
Item is in stock and will ship the next business day. Place your order before 4:30pm ET Mon-Fri and we will ship your items the same day.

To inquire if this item is available in one of our stores, please call 888.653.1184 or chat with us.

Buy a Demo Deal and Save Big!

Our Demo Deals offer a unique opportunity to save big on near-mint condition, fully warrantied gear. These items have been opened for demonstration purposes and put back in the box without extended use. You will also receive Vintage King’s 1-year of additional warranty coverage free of charge on any Demo Deal item, so rest assured that not only are you saving big by purchasing a Demo Deal, but Vintage King offers the same level of world-class support as with the purchase of a factory sealed unit.

Description

The Channel Strip, from API, is a complete input module with mic pre, dynamics processing, precision EQ and output level control.  With extensive signal metering, multiple balanced insert points and an output mute switch, the Channel Strip contains the best features of a large console input channel in a single rack space.  It's the perfect choice for anyone looking for that high-performance API console sound.

Features:

  • API 512c mic preamplifier
  • API 550A equalizer
  • API 527 compressor
  • API 325 line driver
  • Complete patching facilities on rear panel
  • Two ten segment LED VU displays
  • Output clips at +30dBm

The result of thoughtful engineering, the Channel Strip includes everything needed to record an audio signal. It all starts with the famed 512c mic preamplifier, which includes the benefit of additional mic, line or instrument input switching.  Next is the 527 multi-mode  compressor with fully adjustable Threshold, Attack, Release, and Ratio controls on detented pots.  The patented THRUST® circuit in the 527 gives your track the "in-your-face" punch that has made this circuit an award winner. Also included in The Channel Strip is probably the most recognized and revered API EQ of all time, the 550A three-band equalizer with its switchable frequencies and 12dB of boost or cut.  The 550A's high and low frequency bands can be individually switched to be shelving EQs, and the "B.P. Filter" switch inserts a 50Hz to 15KHz bandpass filter.

At the output of the unit is the 325 Line Driver, taken directly from API console designs with an output level pot and 10 segment meter.  The meter can also be switched to show the output level of the preamp.  Each of the Channel Strip's processing pieces can be switched in or bypassed individually, while a flip switch internally routes the compressor after the EQ if desired.  Additional features include a side-chain input and the famous API 2520/transformer combination.

Specs

Additional Information

Condition Demo / B-Stock
Channels Single-Channel
Chassis 19-in Rackmount
Rack Spaces 1u
Direct Input Yes
Digital I/O No
Reviews

Be the first to review this product

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register.

Testimonials
Blog Posts

Have some questions about this item?

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 in the USA and 50% Off International Shipping! See terms.

* Required Fields