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  • The 1608 is the latest in a prestigious line of world-class recording consoles.

  • API's 500 Series modules and LunchBox have become a staple in all kinds of studios.

  • The 512C and 527 modules in the 500 Series are two of Dale's best sellers!

  • Released in 2013, THE BOX is API's latest console offering.

  • "The Channel Strip" takes API's best modules into a single rack mount unit.

  • API's VPR Alliance opened up the 500 Series format to third party manufacturers.

Creating Audio History for Nearly 50 years.

In 1968, Automated Processes, Inc. was formed by engineers and music professionals with a vision. Today API is well known for many contributions to the field as well as a long-standing trademark warm sound. The 2520 amplifier, a unique amp invented by co-founder Saul Walker has been and will continue to be at the heart of all API discrete products. The 2520 continues to provide reliability and sonic purity unmatched by the competition. The early API consoles met the needs of music, commercial and broadcast industries.

API became the leading audio broadcast console manufacturer for radio and television networks and high profile stations. In addition, recording studios, large and small, began using API.....and receiving rave reviews from engineers and producers. There are over 700 API consoles across the nation and around the world, including the three major networks. Over forty years later, many of these consoles are still in daily use in some of the most prestigious recording and broadcast facilities in the world because, to date, there are few, if any consoles of equal sound quality at such a cost-effective price.

But it didn't end there. API's outboard gear took the "signature sound" out of the consoles and into the hands of home and project studios everywhere. After a successful run of putting their designs into rack mount gear, API founded the VPR Alliance in 2006, opening up their classic "500 Series" format to third party manufacturers. The result was a revolution in compact analog audio procesing that changed the face of studio and live setups everywhere.

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    API 2520 Op Amp (for Many API Products)

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    API 512C Discrete Microphone/Line Preamp Module for 500 Series
    Price: $803.25

    List Price: $945.00

    API 5B1 500 Series One-Slot Blank Panel

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    Price: $12.95


    API 3124+ Discrete 4-Channel Microphone Preamp with DI

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    Price: $2,715.75

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    API 500VPR 10 Slot 500 Series Rack Chassis (with L200PS Power Supply)
    Price: $845.75

    List Price: $995.00

    API 6-Slot High-Current Lunchbox 500 Series Chassis

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    Price: $594.15

    List Price: $699.00

    API 500-6B 6 Slot 500 Series Lunchbox Chassis

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    Price: $594.15

    List Price: $699.00

    API 550B Discrete 4 Band Parametric Equalizer - 500 Series Classic Module

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    Price: $1,100.75

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    API 2500 Discrete 2-Channel Stereo Buss Compressor - Rackmount

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    Price: $2,800.75

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    API 5500 Stereo/Mono Dual 550 Equalizer

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    Price: $2,545.75

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    API The Channel Strip - Contains  512, 550A, 527 with 325 Line Driver

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    Price: $2,545.75

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    API 500 Series HC Rack Ear Kit (for 6 and 8 Slot Lunchboxes)
    Price: $49.00


    API 512V Discrete Microphone/Line Preamp Module for 500 Series

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    Price: $845.75

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    API 527 Single Channel 500 Series Stereo-Linkable Discrete Compressor Module

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    Price: $930.75

    List Price: $1,095.00

    API 205L Discrete Direct Input DI Guitar/Bass Preamp - 200 Series Legacy Module

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    Price: $552.50

    List Price: $650.00

    API 3124MB+ 4 Channel Mic/Line/DI Stereo Mixer with Transformer Balanced Outputs - Rackmount
    Price: $3,140.75

    List Price: $3,695.00

    API 560 Discrete 10 Band Graphic Equalizer - 500 Series Classic Module

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    Price: $803.25

    List Price: $945.00

    API 505-DI Direct Input Module for 500 Series

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    Price: $505.75

    List Price: $595.00

    API 8-Slot High-Current Lunchbox 500 Series Chassis (with External Power Supply)

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    Price: $424.15

    List Price: $499.00

    API 500 Series Rack Ear Kit (for Legacy 6 Slot Lunchboxes)

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    Price: $49.00