500-series version of the API 205L Direct Input, with Tone and Bright Controls
The API 505-DI module is a 500-series Direct input module taken the API 205L specifically designed for guitar, bass, or keyboards.
The purpose of the API 505-DI Module, minimises the risks of loading effect from Hi-Z instruments and normalises an instruments input level up to +4dBu to optimise the signal through the rest of your equipment.
Just like the API 205L, the API 505-DI features a unique Tone control which helps reduce Low Frequency muddiness in your signal and a Bright control which adds clarity, reducing the need to sculpt the sound with EQ at the recording stage.
The API 505-DI’s minimal signal path ensures the signal can be boosted to a high level without the need for an additional mic preamp and any additional distortion added by amplifiers. A 100K/400k Load switch lets you subtly brighten or darken the high frequency content. For instruments with internal preamps such as samplers and keyboards, a -20dB Pad lets you drop the level without sacrificing sound quality.
API 505-DI Overview:
Wide Range Gain Control with 55dB of gain
Front Panel Hi-Z Input
Front Panel Thru routing
TONE Control helps customize your sound
BRIGHT Switch boosts clarity and presence
10 segment LED VU meter for monitoring output level
Peak Output LED Indicator
20 dB pad switch, applies to mic/line/instrument
100K / 400K Switchable Load
Traditional API fully discrete circuit design
Uses the famous API 2520 and 2510 Op-Amps