API Select T12

Two-channel Tube Microphone Preamplifier

CAP2: 0 $2,838.00
$2,365.00 ex VAT
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Two-channel tube mic preamp with an all-tube, Class A design including API’s proprietary AP2516 input stage transformer and Custom API transformer on the output.

At a glance

  • All-tube, Class-A microphone preamplifier
  • Proprietary AP2516 input transformer
  • Audio circuit uses 12AT7WC and 12BH7, dual-triode vacuum tubes
  • Custom API output transformer
  • Variable microphone input impedance
  • Switchable 48-volt phantom power
  • High-impedance, unbalanced ¼” instrument input
  • MIC/HI-Z input switch
  • -20dB input pad
  • 11-step detented preamp gain control
  • Low-cut filter with 3 fixed frequencies
  • 11-step detented output trim with 0.5dB steps for precise control
  • Detented controls for accurate recall and channel matching
  • LED peak indicator
  • Classic analog VU meters for output
  • XLR and ¼” TRS output connections

The API Select T12 is a two-channel tube mic preamp with an all-tube, Class A design including API’s proprietary AP2516 input stage transformer and Custom API transformer on the output.

The API Select T12 includes 12AT7WX and 12BH7 dual-triode vacuum tubes to provide the classic tube sound and new tonal colours to API’s sought-after clarity, warmth and punch. Thanks to dedicated input and output controls, the T12 offers a wide range of colour options. An impedance switcher lets you find the optimum impedance for your microphone for optimum performance or simply for additional tonal options. It also includes a high-pass filter with selectable frequencies to counterbalance proximity effect or simply remove unwanted low frequencies.

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