Hot on the heels of the release of the 3124V, API has announced the new 3124MV Microphone Preamp…
Here’s what’s on offer in API’s own words.
The 3124MV is essentially the same unit as the 3124mb+, but it provides two important additional features. First, the 3124MV offers front panel Variable Output Level Control, an extremely valuable addition given today’s professional workflow. “This is a feature long requested by the pro audio community, and we’re happy to provide it in the 3124MV,” says API’s President Larry Droppa.
Second, the 3124MV 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. The stereo panners and the aux sends are bussed to master output controls and then to the rear panel jacks. 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.
The 3124MV includes API’s 5-year warranty and units are now shipping. For more information head to their website here.