New York, NY (July 25, 2016)—Incorporating all features of the venerable 512c—including API’s proprietary transformers and 2520 op amp—the new 512v notably includes a variable output level control designed to meet the increasing need for DAW users to attenuate signals or for use with level-sensitive devices in wide ranging applications.
The 512v offers 65 dB of mic gain, 45 dB of line/instrument gain, and a 20 dB pad switch applicable to the incoming signal (mic, line or instrument). The 512v also features a 3:1 output transformer tap switch that produces a lower output level, allowing the user the option of driving the transformer harder to achieve higher levels of saturation.
Also included are front and back panel mic input access, front panel combo-style XLR/quarter-inch line/instrument input, a gain level LED VU meter and 48v phantom power.
Like all API products, the 512v features API’s original 5 year warranty.