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Cranborne Audio Carnaby 500

Cranborne Audio Carnaby 500

£499.00
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Rupert Neve Designs Portico 542 500 Series Tape Emulator

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 542 500 Series Tape Emulator

£759.00
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Neve 1073LB Pre

£882.00
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Cranborne Audio Camden 500

Cranborne Audio Camden 500

£329.00
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Malcolm Toft PUNISHR

Malcolm Toft PUNISHR

£649.00
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Spectra 1964 STX 600 Complimiter Mic Preamp

Spectra 1964 STX 600 Complimiter Mic Preamp

£1,195.00
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Pulse Techniques EQP-500X

Pulse Techniques EQP-500X

£1,438.00
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Rupert Neve Designs 535

Rupert Neve Designs 535

£958.00
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API 512V Mono Mic/Line Pre

£895.00 £995.00
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Retro Instruments Doublewide II (Main)

Retro Instruments Doublewide II

£1,036.00 £1,295.00
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Cranborne Audio 500ADAT

Cranborne Audio 500ADAT

£1,479.00
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API 550A

API 550A

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H2 Audio 2128

H2 Audio Helios 2128 500-Series mic pre

£999.00
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Tegeler Audio Vocal Leveler

Tegeler Vocal Leveler

£635.00 £685.00
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API 527A

API 527A

£975.00
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Zähl EQ1 500-series Stereo EQ

Zahl EQ1 500-series Stereo EQ

£1,749.00
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Maag Audio EQ2 500-Series 2-band EQ

Maag Audio EQ2 500-Series 2-band EQ

£640.00
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Cranborne Audio Vintage Wallpaper (2 Pack)

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Heritage Audio OST-4 2.0 front

Heritage Audio OST-4 mk2

£315.00
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Cranborne Audio 500R8

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Standard Audio Level-Or mk2

£599.00
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Neve 1073LB EQ

£882.00
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Elysia Xpressor 500 Neo

Elysia Xpressor 500 Neo

£719.00 £749.00
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API 5B1 Blank Panel

API 5B1 Blank Panel

£17.00
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A small revolution happened a few years ago when API Audio decided to open up its very popular 500 series format to the industry.

The 500 Series is a modular audio system introduced in the late 1990s by API Audio. It consists of a rack-mounted chassis that can accommodate multiple 500-series modules, which are individual pieces of analogue audio processing equipment. Each module is designed to perform a specific function, such as mic preamplification, equalisation, compression, or reverb, and can be easily swapped in and out of the rack.

The 500 Series has become popular among audio engineers and producers due to its compact size, flexibility, and high-quality sound. It allows users to customise their signal chain by mixing and matching different modules from various manufacturers and is often used in recording studios, live sound reinforcement, and broadcast applications.

Whilst the 500 series in concept is actually taken directly from their console line, this has led to not quite a replacement but certainly an augmentation from pure rack processors to power supply-less modules. Because the power is already provided and the modules are small, they can be cheaper than their rackmount equivalents.

You can have a Neve Mic-pre, FET, VCA or OPTO compressor and an API EQ all in the same housing for a fraction of these processors' cost as rack units. This has opened up serious recording to even more people and, once again, increased the sonic palette available. Pretty much every processor and style of sound is available for the 500 series.

High-Quality Mic-Preamps, Tube mic-pres, Tube compressors, Fairchild style compressors and all types of EQ: Parametric, Graphic and Pultec circuits. Then there are Filters, Headphone Amps, De-essers, and some AD/DA converters available in this format. 

There are sometimes compromises to be made, and the 'Is the 500-Series For Me' article covers many of the areas in question.

However, these compromises are, for the most part, accepted due to the fact they are much less expensive than comparable rackmount units and are often used as additions to already well-stocked racks. With thousands of empty 500 series slots, KMR has a wide selection for demos in your creative space.

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