The API 512V 500 Series mic pre takes the iconic tone of the 512C, the sound of countless classic records, and adds some additional features and functionality. Built around the 2520 opamp, this all-discrete preamp sports mic/line switching, an output level control and a 3:1 output transformer tap that drops the overall output level and lets you drive the transformer harder for that signature API sound.

Product Specs

  • 512V 500 Series Mic Preamp Module
  • Black
  • 2010s
Made In
  • United States

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Reviews for the API 512V 500 Series Mic Preamp Module
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  • Great preamp for punchy, present yet smooth vocals

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    I especially like pairing it with an SM7b -- totally opens up the sound. I've also found it to work really well on a variety of condensers.

  • API 512 Vintage reissue

    Verified Purchase

    Hard to not be very positive about these great preamps. The output level knob is useful for tracking, and if using with an API compressor and API EQ its about as good as it gets.