The API 512C is a versatile mic/line/instrument preamp designed for superior audio performance. It offers exceptionally low noise levels (-129 EIN) and 65 dB of gain, along with features like phantom power, polarity switching, a -20 dB pad, and a Mic/Line or Instrument selector. You can connect it through XLR and 1/4-inch connectors on the front panel, and it's also compatible with API LunchBoxes, Six Packs, 10-position vertical racks, 2-position horizontal racks, or API consoles.
What sets the API 512C apart is its evolution from the original 1967 model to the modern 512C while retaining the same legendary sound character. It provides ample headroom and diverse input options, making it perfect for various applications.
Whether you need just a few preamps or a large number, the API 512C delivers top-notch quality and renowned tone. It outperforms most "console mic preamps" across the board, offering long-term flexibility and lasting value.
The API 512C Mic/Line Preamp utilizes the reliable 2510 and 2520 op-amps, ensuring durability and consistency, hallmarks of API products.