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The TCS-II channel strip from API brings together the brand's classic analog processing in one rack unit, giving you premium preamplification, compression, EQ and output level control. With the TCS-II, experience API's signature sound to shape and balance your tracks.

Upgraded Premium Features

The TCS-II features API's 512c preamp design, now updated with peak LED metering for precision level monitoring. The 512c preamp provides the warmth and presence API is known for, letting you amplify signals with rich harmonic detail. Further harness smooth, musical compression with the 527A compressor in the TCS-II or shape and tweak your tone with the legendary 550A equalizer found in the TCS-II.

325 Line Driver and Patch Bay for Flexible Routing

The 325 line driver lets you boost and balance your output levels with clean headroom. Additionally with the TCS-II's rear panel patching bay, you can route signals and insert outboard gear however you like.

API TCS-II Channel Strip
API TCS-II Channel Strip

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  • API 512c Mic Preamplifier with LED Metering
  • 550A 3-band parametric equalizer
  • 527A Compressor with variable threshold, ratio, attack, release and makeup gain
  • 325 Line Driver provides +4dBu balanced output

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  • Preamp Type: Solid State
  • Number of Channels: Single channel
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Pads: -20dB
  • Polarity Switch: Yes
  • EQ: 3-band EQ, 2 x Shelving, Band-pass Filter
  • Compressor: Yes
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Analog Inputs: 1 x XLR (mic in), 1 x 1/4" TS (inst in), 4 x 1/4" TRS (First effect, Second effect, Line in, Insert)
  • Analog Outputs: 1 x XLR (channel out), 3 x 1/4" TRS (First effect, Second effect, Pre out)
  • Other I/O: 2 x 1/4" TRS (Compressor Side Chain, DC Link)
  • Rack Spaces: 1U
  • Power Source: Standard IEC AC cable
  • Height: 1.7"
  • Depth: 11.5"
  • Width: 19"
  • Weight: 14.56 lbs.