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API Select T12 - 2 Channel Tube Mic Pre

by API
£2,194.99 inc. vat
£1,829.16 ex. vat
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API Select T12 - 2 Channel Tube Mic Pre

The API Select T12 is a classic 2-channel, all-tube, Class-A microphone preamplifier
designed with API’s proprietary AP2516 transformer in the input stage and a custom API transformer on the output stage. Built with 12AT7WC and 12BH7 dual-triode vacuum tubes, the T12 represents a new and exciting variation in API’s preamplifier technology and provides the user with unique tonal options. The T12 can handle a wide range of production applications including stereo operation. Carefully engineered to deliver classic tube performance and sound, the T12 delivers API’s famous warmth, punch and clarity in an all-new way and features our industry- exclusive Five Year Warranty.


  • All-tube, Class-A microphone preamplifier
  • Proprietary AP2516 input transformer
  • Audio circuit uses 12AT7WC and 12BH7, dual-triode vacuum tubes
  • Custom API output transformer
  • Variable microphone input impedance
  • Switchable 48-volt phantom power
  • High-impedance, unbalanced 1/4" instrument input
  • MIC/HI-Z input switch
  • -20dB input pad
  • 11-step detented preamp gain control
  • Low-cut filter with 3 fixed frequencies
  • 11-step detented output trim with 0.5dB steps for precise control
  • Detented controls for accurate recall and channel matching
  • LED peak indicator
  • Classic analog VU meters for output
  • XLR and 1/4" TRS output connections

Technical Specifications

  • Input Impedance:
    • Microphone: 500 ohms, 1500 ohms, 2000 ohms, & 2500 ohms (variable)
    • HI-Z: 500k ohms
  • Output impedance: 75 ohms, can drive 600 ohm loads
  • Maximum input level: +24dBu with 20dB PAD engaged and gain set to 20dB
  • Gain Range: 0db to +70dB
  • Maximum output level: +24dBu
  • SNR: 98dB
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz–30kHz (+0dB /-1dB)
  • Power Consumption: 40W
  • Size: 19” x 3.5” x 12” Deep
  • Size (Boxed for Shipping): 21” x 9” x 15”
  • Actual Weight: 14 lbs.
  • Shipping Weight: 17 lbs