NAMM 2017: API unveil the 3124v Microphone Preamp

API has announced the new 3124v Microphone Preamp, that hopes to not only build on the success of its predecessors but deliver on a long-awaited feature…

3124V microphone preamp

We’ll let API take over from here.

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First, the 3124V 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 3124V,” says API’s President Larry Droppa.

Second, the 3124V 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.”

All other design aspects of the 3124V remain identical to the 3124+, including the 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. More information is available on their website here.

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