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  1. API 512C

    MFR#: 512C Best Seller
    Single-channel microphone/line/instrument preamp for 500 Series - every bit of classic API sound!
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    $895.00

    $850.25
  2. API 512v

    MFR#: 512v Best Seller
    Discrete mic / line preamp with variable output
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    $995.00

    $945.25
  3. API 535-LA Line Amplifier

    MFR#: 535-LA
    Boost or attenuate line-level signals with API's signature warm, punchy sound
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    $595.00

    $565.25
  4. API 205L

    MFR#: 205L
    Discrete direct input in the compact API 200 Series format
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    Ships directly FROM API Audio
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    $650.00

    $617.50
  5. API The Channel Strip

    MFR#: The Channel Strip
    Channel strip made up of 512C mic pre, 550A EQ, 527 compressor and 325 line driver
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    $2,995.00

    $2,845.25
  6. API A2D Dual Mic Pre/Converter #508.0612 (Used)

    2-channel mic preamplifier w/ A/D converter
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    • This pre-owned item has been rigorously tested and serviced by our tech shop and comes with a free 1-year warranty.Free 1-Year Warranty
    • Prior to shipment, this item will undergo our multi-point inspection, servicing and quality control process by our industry-leading tech shop.Free VK Premium Servicing
    $1,625.00
  7. API 212L

    MFR#: 212L
    Classic discrete mic pre in the compact API 200 Series format
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    $695.00

    $660.25
  8. API A2D Mic Pre/Converter

    MFR#: A2D
    Dual 312 mic preamps with digital output - now with word clock feature
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    $2,395.00

    $2,275.25
  9. API 3124V

    MFR#: 3124V
    Discrete 4-channel mic/line preamp
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    $3,295.00

    $3,130.25
  10. API 3124MV Mic Preamp

    MFR#: 3124MV
    Discrete 4-channel mic/line preamp with stereo mixer
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    $3,795.00

    $3,605.25

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Pairing the right microphone to the right preamplifier is key to achieving the best possible results in the recording studio. Preamps are what add that special magic when recording, for many years, engineers were limited to the preamps built directly into their large format console. Nowadays, there are so many outboard options available, you can get a variety of classic analog sounds, or modern aggressive sounding preamps to fit any style of music you may be working on.

Recording preamps come in all shapes and sizes, Vintage King offers everything from single channel preamps, to 32 channel preamps and more. Ranging from the standard rack-mountable design, desktop style, and 500 series modules. For home studio or production use, a single channel preamp or dual channel preamp might be the way to go. For a larger studio setup, you can look into the eight channel and beyond type setups. Get with your Vintage King sales engineer to find what is right for your studio setup.

When recording a vocal, you might want to go with a tube preamp such as the Universal Audio 6176, or Manley VoxBox. Tube preamps tend to be much softer sounding when in the sweet spot, or you can drive them to get a pleasant sounding tube overdrive, often heard on classic rock and Motown records.

When recording drums or guitars, you may want to go with a solid state preamp like the API 512c, or Neve 1073. These style preamps are typically much clearer sounding than a tube pre, and have more focus in the midrange frequencies. Overdrive them to get an amazing saturated signal, which is great for drums, guitar, bass, and sometimes vocals. The oversaturated solid state preamp sound is how The Beatles achieved the guitar tone on “Revolution”.