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API debuts 5500 Dual EQ at AES
API Audio will reveal its new 19in rack model 5500 dual equalizer at the 2006 AES show in San Francisco. Designed for recording, mixing and mastering applications, the single rack space API 5500 is a two-channel EQ package with an all-discrete signal path combining the classic features of the API 550B four-band EQ module with the boost and cut precision of the 550D and the 550M mastering equalizer.
Each channel of the API 5500 features four independent bands of equalization (low, low-mid, high-mid and high) covering a frequency range from 30Hz to 20kHz.
The four EQ bands on each channel operate in conjunction with a range control that offers three choices of boost and cut: the standard API +/-2dB, +/-1dB and a +/-0.5dB setting.
API will be showing the 5500 for the first time at the AES Convention in booth 918, with units scheduled to ship this November.
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