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API 2500 - Stereo Compressor

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2500

Your Price: $3,600.00 CDN

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Features:
- API 2520 op-amp
- Variable threshold between -20 and +10
- Selectable Ratio, Attack and Release times
- Patented "Thrust" high-pass filter before RMS detector
- Variable link between left and right channels
- Old "feed back" or new "feed forward" compression
- Soft, Medium or Hard Knee for easy to sharp compression
- Auto or manual gain make up
- 1/4" balanced side chain inputs
- Output clips at +30 dBm

The API 2500 is a versatile stereo bus compressor that allows adjustment of sonic qualities that can alter the punch and tone of the stereo mix. The 19" rack mountable unit features ATI's patented "thrust" circuit for a chest-hitting, punchy bottom end. With its dual channel design, the API 2500 is set up for stereo compression, but can also be used as two separate units via a single compression setting. The 2500 boasts a range of parameters that make it incredibly musical.

API pushes the envelope of flexibility further with selectable "old" or "new" compression. The old style uses the feedback type of compression found in the API 525, 1176 and Fairchild. The new style uses a feed forward type, similar to other popular compressors.

The output stage features API's auto-makeup gain button, permitting the user to vary the threshold or ratio while automatically maintaining a constant output level. Fidelity is ensured with an all-discrete, fully balanced design, and two front panel VU meters show input, output, and gain reduction levels

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Closest StoreLangley, British Columbia
Okay, so I use the waves API 2500 lots on my mix bus, drum sub mixes, as well as my vocal mix bus, and heard that the hardware was a totally different animal, so I tried it out. It sounds close to the SW on material that isn't pushed too hard but the glue isn't there like the real thing. So I gotta say it can sound dirty, smooth, silky, punchy, with its tone changes as well as the new and old style compression button you can really sculpt your sound. Next, I really want to get the SSL X logic G bus rack as well as the maag eq 6 m rack. Pure butter. If you are looking for a Swiss army compressor with a sound that is big and heard on countless records, get the API 2500, you will not regret it. I mostly mix hip hop and pop stuff and it does it very well. I hear it does amazing things for rock and metal music
Posted by Terry on Apr 21, 2017
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Great for tracking, mixing, and mastering. This unit has a lot of different compression styles you can get out of it. Can't really get a bad sound out of this unit. The price tag is high but if you are looking for a bus compressor that will glue your mixes together and add punch with clarity, this is the box you are looking for. I love messing around with the knobs to get a cool vibe going, lots of fun this unit!
Posted by Terry on Apr 12, 2017
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