The API 3124mb+ is a high-quality 4 channel mic preamp with the addition of an audio mixer with a transformer balanced output.
Each channel includes a preamp with up to 65dB of gain, phase reverse, 48v Phantom Power, -20dB pad and a mic/line selector. In addition to the these there are level, pan and aux trim pots that feed to the mixer section.
Analogue inputs and outputs are on balanced XLR with a front panel Hi-Z jack input for DI duties. A balanced TRS insert point is available on the rear on each channel.
The mixer includes a left and right volume control. A stereo AUX return is provided to return effects or cascade additional mixers for more inputs. The unique stereo aux return control acts to balance the left/right signal, yet staying stereo. It can also be used as a mono return. All mixer connections are on balanced TRS.
API 3124mb+ Features
- Uses API 2520 Op-Amp
- Classic Console Circuit
- Four XLR Mic Inputs
- Four 1/4" Un-Balanced Inputs
- Front Panel Polarity Switch
- Front Panel 20 dB PadSwitch
- Front Panel Mic/Line Switch
- Front Panel 48V Power Switch
- Output Clips at +30 dBm
- Input Impedance: 1500 Ohms Mic, 470 K Ohms Un-Balanced, HI-Z in
- Output Impedance: Less than 75 Ohms Channel Outputs
- Nominal Levels: XLR Channel Output +4 dBu
- Stereo Output Level: Unbalanced: nominal -2
- Balanced: +4
- Clipping Level: XLR Channel Output better than +28 dBm
- Frequency Response: +0, -5, 10 Hz to 20 kHz (-.5 at 10 Hz)
- Noise EIN: -129 Mic, -125 Un-Bal. Actual
- Measured Noise: Better than -91 dBm / below Nominal +4.
- Distortion: All Outputs at +4 out, .03%, at +22, .09% Max
- Gain Range:
- 150 Ohms Input 10 dB Min., 65 dB Max (inc. PAD).
- Un-Bal. Input 14 dB Min., 50 dB Max
- VU Meter:
- Calibrated for XLR Outputs, OVU=+4 dBu,
- (-12, -6, -3, 0, +3, +6, +18)
- GAIN, PAD (20 dB), 48Volts, POL (polarity),
- MIC (mic/un-ba;), VU, AC
- Power Consumption, Quiescent: 19.2 Watts
- Size: 19" X 1.75" (1U) X 10.5" Deep
- Size (Boxed for Shipping): 23.25" X 6.5" X 16"
- Actual Weight: 11.54 lbs.
- Shipping Weight: 15.3 lbs.