API 560

500 Series Graphic Equalizer


API-560-TightManufacturer: API
560 500 Series Graphic Equalizer
Retail: $945 USD
Street: $803.25 USD
Category: Analog Outboard
Our Description: The API 560 is a 500 series graphic equalizer that is super simple to operate. It is about as easy as an equalizer gets. It has that great classic API sound that adds punch and clarity to any instrument, but rather than have a parametric/concentric knob kind of EQ, it has a graphic style EQ with +/- 12 db adjustment at 10 set frequency bands/octaves.

Level – Professional
Features – Basic
Ease-of-Use – Super Easy
Sound Quality – Sounds Amazing
Reliability – Works Every Time
Bang-For-The-Buck – You Get What You Pay For
Build Quality – Excellently Put Together

Manufacturer Description: Manufacturer Description: Originally conceived for use in API Consoles of the 60’s and 70’s, the API 560 re-issue is a unique device designed to accomplish tasks that no other EQ can do. It delivers that “one-of-a-kind” API sound, precision easy set filtering, and high headroom in a very small package. Extremely fast to set and reset using accurate zero detents, the curve shaping potential of the 560 is unmatched. At home both in field recording and the studio environment, this “new-old” version is a re-issue of the original 560 with improved resolution in the critical area of ±4 dB. Incorporating API’s exclusive circuitry and proprietary components (such as the legendary 2520 op-amp), the re-issue of the 560 artfully blends the past with present—layout with function.

* 10 bands of API proprietary equalization
* Familiar graphics operation on one octave centers
* 12 dB of boost/cut per band
* “Proportional Q” narrows filter Q at extremes
* Additional resolution within the ±4 region
* Center detent for reliable reset
* Traditional API fully discrete circuit design
* Silent bypass button
* Re-issue of the 1969 API 560 EQ

The API 560 was created to fit all appplications for the professional engineer. For most of the 70’s and 80’s, every remote recording console that API manufactured used this versitile graphic EQ. It is also ideal for studio and live sound applications, where a professional result is required. This re-issue design has been taken from the original blue prints and spec control drawings from the API archives.

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