API 560 Discrete 10 Band Graphic EQ
API 560 Discrete 10 Band Graphic EQDetails
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The 560 was originally developed for use in API Consoles in the 60s and 70s. This re-issue delivers all the features which made the original a keystone in many studios but introduces an improved resolution at +/-4dB. This mixture of new and old makes this re-issue ideal for studio engineers who appreciate the vintage equalization methods but still need the punchy and unique sonic qualities that API are known for.
''Proportional Q'' Control
Saul Walker (The founder of API) designed the ''Proportional Q'' control in the '60s, allowing for the widening of the filter bandwidth at minimal settings whilst narrowing it at higher settings, without the need for additional bandwidth controls. This feature helps to minimise the phase-shift sound found in many equalizer units.
The API 500 Series
The API 500 Series focuses on high sound quality and longevity at an affordable price range. Considering most studio rigs undergo a large amount of swapping and changing between equipment, the API 500 series is designed to last, from its high quality components down to its rugged and durable design.
- 10 bands of API proprietary equalization
- Familiar graphics operation on one octave centers
- 12dB of boost/cut per band
- "Proportional Q" narrows filter Q at extremes
- Additional resolution within the +/-4 region
- Center detent for reliable reset
- Traditional API fully discrete circuit design
- Silent bypass button
- Re-issue of the 1969 API 560 EQ
- Filter Type: Proportional Q, Octave entered, Continuously Adjustable Level
- Filter Type: "Low" and "High" bands are Peak/Shelf switchable. Low-Mid and Mid-High are peaking type
- Filter Frequency Centers: 31, 63, 125, 250, 500, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz, 8kHz, 16kHz
- Filter Boost/Cut: ±12 dB
- Filter Slope: 12 dB per Octave at full boost or cut
- Input Impedance: 20 K Resistive, Balanced
- Output Impedance: Less than 85 Ohms
- Nominal Levels: -15 to +15 dBu
- Clipping Level: Better than +28 dBu
- Frequency Response: 0, -.25, 30Hz to 20kHz
- Noise: -95 dBu EQ Out, -90 dBu EQ In, Unweighted, 20Hz to 20kHz
- Distortion: .05 max, at +20 dBu Output
- Connectors: 15 position .156sp edge connector
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