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API launches two new microphone preamps

API launches two new microphone preamps
Colby  Ramsey

New Gear

24 January 2017: By Colby Ramsey

Both new units offer front panel Variable Output Level Control and a switchable 3:1 output transformer selection, also on the front panel.

API has released two new microphone preamps, the 3124V and 3124MV.

The 3124V is essentially the same unit as the company’s current 3124+, while the 3124MV is the same unit as the 3124mb+, but both share two additional features.

Firstly, both new units offer front panel Variable Output Level Control, a valuable addition given today’s professional workflow. “This is a feature long requested by the pro audio community, and we’re happy to provide it in the 3124V and 3124MV,” said API’s president Larry Droppa.

Secondly, the new preamps add a switchable 3:1 output transformer selection, also on the front panel. All other design aspects of the 3124V remain identical to the 3124+, including the original circuitry, proprietary input and output transformers, and 2520 op amps.

Like the 3124mb+, the 3124MV provides an additional audio mixer with a transformer balanced output, keeping the unit size and price reasonable. The 3124MV adds a stereo panner with a level control, and a post fader aux send. The stereo panners and the AUX sends are bussed to master output controls and then to the rear panel jacks. A stereo AUX return is provided to return effects or cascade additional mixers for more inputs. The unique stereo AUX return control acts to balance the left/right signal, yet staying stereo. It can also be used as a mono return.

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