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API 500-6B Lunchbox
500 Series Rack Chassis

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From the inventors of the lunchbox, comes the lunchbox. The original API 500-6B lunchbox rack for your 500-series modules

  • 6-slot lunchbox with built-in Power Supply
  • Holds 6 standard 500-series modules
  • Rack ears available for rack mounting
  • 215mA per slot
  • DB-25 connectors for easy input and output connection
  • XLRs to access channels 7 and 8 of the multipins
  • Power rail LED indication
  • Self-Powered, 100 to 250 Volts switchable, 47 to 63 Hz

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The API 500-6B lunchbox is a 6-slot rack designed to accept all standard 5.25" X 1.5" modules. This quality allows an engineer the flexibility to bring along specialised EQ, dynamics or other 500-series gears to any recording or mixing scenario.

The lunchbox is self-powered with a rear panel selected AC voltage switch and a removable power cord. The input/output jacks are XLR. The lunchbox comes standard with a +48 volt internal phantom power supply, bussed to pin 15 for interface with the API 512c Mic Preamplifier.

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    • Noise: -130 dB EIN
    • Impedance: 2210 ohms in, 24.3 Ohms (x2) out
    • Max output: 1 kHz @ 35dB of gain
    • THD: < 0.001% at +26dBu output
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    • Maximum input/output levels of +28dBu
    • Linear & Logarithmic Release modes
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    • Sealed, C&K subminiature toggle switches
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  • 1 year warranty
  • This product comes with a 1 year warranty as standard.

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