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API 2500 - Anniversary Edition - Stereo Buss Compressor

by API
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£4,440.00 inc. vat
£3,700.00 ex. vat
SKU SAPI2500ANNED
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API 2500 - Anniversary Edition

This API 2500 is a limited edition 50th Anniversary Stereo Bus Compressor, API's flagship compressor and the 50th Anniversary Edition adds a few unique features to this highly-valued unit including flexible output mix blending, LED gain reduction meters, premium VU meters, and a 2U, gold-faced chassis.

Each 2500 Anniversary Edition is individually serialized denoting its status as part of a limited run of only fifty units. Carefully designed to deliver API's signature analog sound, the 2500-AE delivers warmth, clarity and punch, whether used for subtle adjustments or heavy compression effects.

API 2500 Features

  • Limited 50th Anniversary Edition: Only 50 units built
  • New Mix/Blend Circuit
  • "Over Threshold" LED illuminates when input audio crosses the set threshold
  • Patented THRUST® filter with 3 settings for frequency dependent side chain control
  • 3 selectable compressor curve KNEE settings
  • Selectable NEW or OLD type switch for feed-forward or feed-back operation
  • Preset or variable release time control
  • Variable Left/Right link with peak and RMS control voltage filters
  • Selectable automatic or manually variable make-up gain
  • Audio circuit uses 2510 and 2520 discrete op amps with transformer output
  • Premium stereo VU meters show selectable input or output
  • 10-segment stereo gain reduction meter
  • Full hard-wired relay bypass
  • Commemorative serial number plate

Specifications

  • Rear Connectors: XLR input, 1/4" side chain, XLR output
  • Maximum Output Level: +32dB
  • Frequency Response: ±0.5dB 20Hz to 50kHz
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 120 dB
  • Power Consumption: 33.6 Watts
  • Size: 19" X 3.5" X 10.5" Deep
  • Size (Boxed for Shipping): 20.875" X 14.375" X 8"
  • Actual Weight: 11.4 lbs.
  • Shipping Weight: 15.3 lbs.