Rupert Neve Designs Portico 542 PAIR

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 542 PAIR

$2,070.00
$1,725.00 ex VAT
B-Stock
Rupert Neve Designs Portico 543 Mono Compressor

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 543 Mono Compressor

$1,238.40
$1,032.00 ex VAT
Roger Mayer 456HD-500

Roger Mayer 456HD-500

$936.00
$780.00 ex VAT
Radial EXTC 500-Series Guitar Effects Interface

Radial EXTC 500-Series Guitar Effects Interface

$511.20
$426.00 ex VAT
Neve_2264A_LB_KMR_1

Neve 2264A LB

$1,486.80
$1,239.00 ex VAT
Maag Audio EQ4-500

Maag Audio EQ4-500

$1,507.20
$1,256.00 ex VAT
Looptrotter SATurAMP 500 - Front

Looptrotter SATurAMP 500-series Mic Preamp

$654.00
$545.00 ex VAT
Heritage Audio OST-8 adat

Heritage Audio OST-8 ADAT

$1,256.40
$1,047.00 ex VAT
Fredenstein Bento 6S Black

Fredenstein Bento 6S - Black

$458.40
$382.00 ex VAT
Fredenstein Bento 2

Fredenstein Bento 2

$288.00
$240.00 ex VAT
Fredenstein Blank Panel

Fredenstein 500-Series Blank Panel - Gold

$18.00
$15.00 ex VAT
elysia xfilter 500 - Front

Elysia Xfilter 500 Stereo EQ 500-Series Module

$859.20
$716.00 ex VAT
elysia karacter 500 - Front

Elysia karacter 500

$860.40
$717.00 ex VAT
KMR Exclusive
Crane Song Syren Mic-Preamp - Front

Crane Song Syren

$1,833.60
$1,528.00 ex VAT
KMR Exclusive
Crane Song Falcon 500-Series - Front

Crane Song Falcon

$1,899.60
$1,583.00 ex VAT
API 525 Mono Compressor/Limiter

API 525 Mono Compressor/Limiter

$1,507.20
$1,256.00 ex VAT
API 512C

API 512C

$1,047.60
$873.00 ex VAT
AMS RMX16 500 Main

AMS RMX16 500 Series

$1,564.80
$1,304.00 ex VAT
A-Designs EM PEQ 500-series Passive EQ

A-Designs EM PEQ

$1,572.00
$1,310.00 ex VAT
Harrison Audio 32Cpre+

Harrison Audio 32Cpre+

$862.80
$719.00 ex VAT
Harrison Audio Comp

Harrison Audio Comp

$470.40
$392.00 ex VAT
Harrison Audio MR3eq

Harrison Audio MR3eq

$470.40
$392.00 ex VAT
Tegeler Audio MythVCA 500

Tegeler MythVCA 500

$897.60
$748.00 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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