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API MC531 Desktop Monitor Controller w/Built-in Talkback

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MC531 Desktop Monitor Controller w/Built-in Talkback

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MC531 Desktop Monitor Controller w/Built-in Talkback
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Based on the monitor sections found in API consoles, the MC531 is a flexible, highquality, stereo audio monitor controller in a stand-alone configuration. While designed to provide fully-featured monitor control for DAW workflows, the MC531 can integrate seamlessly into any audio production environment where sonic integrity, full functionality, and ease of use are paramount.

Drawing inspiration from the monitor control modules of all API consoles, the MC531 features a Main and two Alternate stereo outputs, the latter having individual trims for speaker level matching. Programmable subwoofer integration allows the user to link the Sub with the Main and/or either of the Alternate outputs. With a total of seven selectable stereo input sources (three analog line-level inputs, AES, USB, plus 3.5mm and Bluetooth), the MC531 can meet the monitoring needs of almost any studio setup. Two independent Headphone outputs and a built-in Talkback mic complement the feature set. Of course, the classic API 41-detent Control Room Knob is right at your fingertips.

"The MC531 offers a truly professional monitoring solution that's equally at home in a commercial studio as it is in a smaller, personal creative space. Anyone familiar with an API console will immediately recognize the layout, functionality and the tradition that's built into this incredible sounding monitor controller." - API President Larry Droppa

Input Connections:
ST-1, ST-2, ST-3: 1/4" Balanced Analog, 30K Ohm Input Impedance
ST-4: Digital Input, USB Type-B, XLR female AES3
ST-5: Bluetooth, Mini Jack front and rear in parallel
Output Connections:
Control Room Outputs: XLR, selectable electronic or transformer balanced, 75 Ohms
Meter Output: 1/4" Balanced
Headphone: 1/4" Stereo
Maximum Input Level: +28dBu
Maximum Output Level: +28dBu
Frequency Response: +/- 0.5dB 20Hz-50KHz
Signal to Noise Ration: 115db
Power Consumption: 16 Watts
Dimensions: 11.0" x 12.75" x 4.0"
Weight: 8.5 lbs

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