Cranborne Audio Camden 500

Cranborne Audio Camden 500

$426.00
$355.00 ex VAT
Cranborne Audio 500ADAT

Cranborne Audio 500ADAT

$1,914.00
$1,595.00 ex VAT
Cranborne Audio Carnaby 500

Cranborne Audio Carnaby 500

$645.60
$538.00 ex VAT
Heritage Audio OST-4 2.0 front

Heritage Audio OST-4 mk2

$408.00
$340.00 ex VAT
Cranborne Audio Vintage Wallpaper (2 Pack)

Cranborne Audio Vintage Wallpaper (2 Pack)

$39.60 $40.00
$33.00 ex VAT
Neve_1073LB_KMR_1

Neve 1073LB Pre

$1,141.20
$951.00 ex VAT
KMR Exclusive
Malcolm Toft PUNISHR

Malcolm Toft PUNISHR

$840.00
$700.00 ex VAT
Cranborne Audio 500R8

Cranborne Audio 500R8

$2,263.20
$1,886.00 ex VAT
Standard Audio Level-Or mk2

Standard Audio Level-Or mk2

$775.20
$646.00 ex VAT
Neve_1073LB_EQ_KMR_1

Neve 1073LB EQ

$1,141.20
$951.00 ex VAT
API 5B1 Blank Panel

API 5B1 Blank Panel

$22.80
$19.00 ex VAT
Fredenstein Bento 6S

Fredenstein Bento 6S

$426.00
$355.00 ex VAT
Elysia Xpressor 500 Neo

Elysia Xpressor 500 Neo

$931.20
$776.00 ex VAT
DAV Electronics BG501 Mic Preamp - Front

DAV Electronics BG501

$374.40
$312.00 ex VAT
Chandler TG2-500 - Front

Chandler TG2-500

$1,357.20
$1,131.00 ex VAT
API Lunchbox Rack Ears (Pair)

API 19" Rack Ears for Lunchbox [920-0859]

$169.20
$141.00 ex VAT
Heritage Audio Grandchild 670 500 Compressor Limiter

Heritage Audio Grandchild 670 500 Compressor Limiter

$2,232.00
$1,860.00 ex VAT
Wes Audio PHOEBE

Wes Audio PHOEBE

$856.80
$714.00 ex VAT
Solid State Logic SSL SiX Channel 500 Series

Solid State Logic SSL SiX Channel 500 Series

$374.40
$312.00 ex VAT
Rupert Neve Designs 535

Rupert Neve Designs 535

$1,240.80
$1,034.00 ex VAT
Retro Instruments Doublewide II (Main)

Retro Instruments Doublewide II

$1,472.40
$1,227.00 ex VAT
Pulse Techniques EQP-500X

Pulse Techniques EQP-500X

$1,861.20
$1,551.00 ex VAT
H2 Audio 5011

H2 Audio Helios 5011 500-Series EQ

$1,292.40
$1,077.00 ex VAT

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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