The API 500-8B "lunchbox" gives an engineer the flexibility to bring along specialized EQ effects to any situation: 550A, 550b or 560.
The new 8-slot lunchbox includes all of the features that have made the 6-slot lunchbox (500-6B) so well regarded in the industry, including DB-25 (D-Sub) connectors for easy I/O, universal power supply (100 or 250V, 47 to 63Hz), phantom power, and easy rack-mounting with optional rack-ear kit. Built for robust performance, with new toggle switches for channel linking.
The lunchbox utilizes an external power supply. API makes several modules for the lunchbox, including the 512c Mic Preamplifier, the 525 Compressor, the 527 Compressor, the 550A 3-band EQ, the 550b 4-band EQ and the 560 Graphic EQ. Combinations of these modules make perfect stereo recording packages (two 512cs and two 550bs) or vocalist's box (one 512c, two EQs and one 527).
Other uses for the versatile lunchbox include:
Multi-track recording of acoustic and electronic audio sourcesSound reinforcement systems and recording to multi-track formatsMultiple facility projects where portability is a plusBroadcast and audio for video productionCustom channel input strips
8 Slots with 250 mA of current per slotFull compatibility with API 500 Series and VPR-approved modulesDB25 connectivity on the rear panelPhantom PowerOptional Rack Ears available for rack mountingToggle switches for channel linkingRubber feet & carrying handle for portabilityRugged steel chassisPerfect for remote recording of Vocalist and Instruments
Output for the Power Supply
+16VDC: 2 Amps (250mA per slot)-16VDC: 2 Amps (250mA per slot)+48VDC: 80mA (10mA per slot)
Size: 15.5" x 5.5" x 7" Deep
Size (Boxed for Shipping): 20.25" x 9.75" x 12"
Actual Weight: 6 lbs
Shipping Weight: 9.2 lbs