API 512 C

£0.00 £949.00 inc. VAT
£790.83 exc. VAT

512c Discrete Mic / Line Pre

The API 512c is a mic / line / instrument preamp, world famous for its ability to provide a low noise (-129 EIN) and unusually good sounding front end for all types of audio applications. Sonically, it delivers the distinct API sound at an affordable price, and in the scalable API 500 Series format. Offering an impressive 65 dB of gain, the 512c includes phantom power, switchable polarity, -20 dB pad and Mic or Instrument/Line selector. Front panel XLR and 1/4 inch connectors combined with rear panel mic access allows for additional flexibility when installed into an API lunchbox®, API's 10 position 500V vertical rack, or an API console.

  • Mic Preamp with 65 dB of gain
  • Front and Back Panel Mic Input Access
  • Line/Instrument Preamp with 45 dB of gain
  • Front Panel Line/Instrument Input
  • LED VU meter for monitoring output level
  • 20 dB pad switch, applies to mic/line/instrument
  • 48v Phantom switchable power
  • Traditional API fully discrete circuit design with 2520 Op Amp
  • Features API's unique Five Year Warranty
Rear Connector:
Output on edge connector, MIC Input on edge connector,
can be defeated
Front Connectors:
XLR MIC Input, HI-Z 1/4" Unbal Input
Gain Range:
MIC: 34dB to 65dB (14dB to 45dB w/PAD). HI-Z: 14dB to 
45dB (-6dB to 25dB w/PAD)
Maximum Input Levels:
MIC, +8 dBu, Unbal HI-Z Input, +36 dBu
Input Impedance:
MIC Input, 1500 Ohms (150 Ohm mic), HI-Z Unbal Input,
400 K Ohms (20 K Ohms with pad)
Output Impedance:
Less than 75 Ohms, Transformer Balanced
Clipping Level:
+30 dBu
Frequency Response:
+0, -.3, 30 to 20 kHz
Equivalent Input Noise: -129, Mic In. -125, Un-Balanced In.
Actual Metered Noise: Mic, -95 dBu, Un-Bal., -90 dBu
Less than .05% @ +4 Out, Less than .1% @ +28 Out
Power Consumption:
±12/18 Volts/DC, @40 ma.
1.5" X 5.25" X 7" Deep
Size (Boxed for Shipping):
4.5" X 6.5" X 10.25"
Actual Weight:
1.41 lbs.
Shipping Weight:
1.94 lbs.