API 312A Mic Preamp 500 Series

Original price was: 1.053,91€.Current price is: 989,78€. 818,00+VAT

Microphone preamp. 500 Series

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The API 312A is a faithful reproduction of the original 312 microphone preamp used in API consoles from the 1970s and still highly sought after today. Packaged into a modern 500 Series module, the 312 is one of API’s most famous mic preamps and is the basis of the highly successful 3124.

Starting from an exact reproduction of Saul Walker’s original 312 printed circuit board, API engineered this classic design true to the original, including the hand-wired gain pot and switches. The 312 also features API’s AP2516 Input Transformer, and has included a vintage style analog VU meter and a Peak LED indicator. Each unit carries an individual serial number noting the limited run of 150 Anniversary Edition Units.

API 312A Features:

  • Microphone Preamp
  • 500 Series module
  • Reproduction of the Original 312 PCB Design
  • Mic Preamp with 65 dB of gain
  • Proprietary AP2516 Input Transformer
  • 20 dB pad switch
  • Switchable 48V phantom power
  • Vintage Style Analog VU Meter
  • Peak LED
  • Limited Production with 50th Anniversary Faceplate
  • Individually Serialized (1-150)
  • Also available bundle with the 550A Anniversary Edition EQ and the 312 Anniversary Edition Mic Pre into a single, 19″ rackmount format.
  • Need a lunchbox API 500-8B or rack API 500VPR.
  • User Guide here

Additional information

Weight 5 kg