API is pleased to announce the introduction of the new 3124V and 3124MV Microphone Preamps, which recently debuted at the 2017 NAMM Show. While all circuitry and component selection of the new units match those of the 3124+ and 3124mb+, both units provide two important additional features. First, the new units offer front panel Variable Output Level Control, a feature long requested by the pro audio community and an extremely valuable addition given today’s professional workflow.
Second, each unit adds a switchable 3:1 output transformer selection, also on the front panel. "The 3:1 Output Transformer selection switch allows the user to alter how much gain comes from the different stages," explains API’s Director of Engineering Todd Humora. "Do you want more transformer gain, or do you want more 2520 gain, or both? You can choose exactly what you prefer, and then use the Variable Output to make sure the level is where you want it.”
Like the 3124mb+, the 3124MV provides an additional audio mixer with a transformer balanced output, keeping the unit size and price reasonable. Additionally, the 3124MV adds a stereo panner with a level control, and a post fader aux send.
Both the 3124V and 3124MV include API's original circuitry, proprietary input and output transformers, 2520 op amps, the unique 5 year warranty and, of course, the unmistakable API sound. Units are now shipping.
- Classic API Circuit Design
- Uses API 2520 Op Amps
- Variable Output Level Control
- 3:1 Output Transformer Tap Selection
- Four female XLR mic inputs
- Four front panel 1/4" Hi Z instrument inputs
- Front panel polarity switches
- Front panel -20dB pad switches
- Front panel mic/instrument switches
- Front panel 48V power switches