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API 2500+ Stereo Bus Compressor

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$3,130.25
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The API 2500+ Stereo Bus Compressor allows adjustment of sonic qualities to alter the punch and tone of the stereo mix. The 19-inch, rack-mountable unit features a dual-channel design that can be configured for stereo compression or for use as two separate units via a single compression setting. Among the many qualities which make the 2500+'s uniq...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
$3,130.25
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Overview

The API 2500+ Stereo Bus Compressor allows adjustment of sonic qualities to alter the punch and tone of the stereo mix. The 19-inch, rack-mountable unit features a dual-channel design that can be configured for stereo compression or for use as two separate units via a single compression setting.

Among the many qualities which make the 2500+'s unique is its use of API's patented THRUST circuit for a chest-hitting, punchy bottom end. Another distinctive feature of the 2500+ is its selectable "old" or "new" compression, with the old style using the "feed back" type of compression found in the API 525, and the new style using the "feed forward" type in which the compressor side chain is fed directly from the unit input. Additionally, the output stage of the 2500+ offers an auto-makeup gain button that permits the user to vary the threshold or ratio while automatically maintaining a constant output level.

Added to the 2500+ is the Mix/Blend circuit. First featured in the limited production 50th Anniversary Edition, Mix/Blend control provides either cross fader or parallel mixing of the compressed and uncompressed signal. Three different user settings are offered:
OFF - compressed signal only.
X (Cross) - allows the MIX control to adjust between 100% uncompressed to 100% compressed - increasing one, while decreasing the other.
|| (Parallel) - allows the MIX control to dial in compressed signal to blend into the uncompressed signal, (which remains the same).

The 2500+ ensures fidelity with its fully balanced design and two front panel VU meters showing input, output and gain reduction levels. The 2500+ features API's industry exclusive five-year parts warranty and offers the user the reliability, sonic excellence and long life characteristic of all API products.

Features

  • Variable link between left and right channels
  • Old "feed back" and new "feed forward" compression
  • Soft, Medium, or Hard knee for easy to sharp compression
  • Auto or manual gain make up
Specifications
Connectivity
  • Rear Connectors: XLR input, Balanced TRS 1/4" side chain, XLR output
Audio Specs
  • Maximum Output Level: +32dB
  • Frequency Response: ±0.5dB 20Hz to 50kHz
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 120dB
  • Output clips at +32dBu
Features
  • API 2520 Op Amps
  • Power Consumption: 28.8 Watts
  • New Mix/Blend circuit
  • "Over Threshold" LED illuminates when input audio crosses the set threshold
  • Stereo analog meters to show input level, output level, and gain reduction
  • Full hard-wired relay bypass
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