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 sources
Sound reinforcement systems and recording to multi-track formats
Multiple facility projects where portability is a plus
Broadcast and audio for video production
Custom channel input strips
8 Slots with 250 mA of current per slot
Full compatibility with API 500 Series and VPR-approved modules
DB25 connectivity on the rear panel
Optional Rack Ears available for rack mounting
Toggle switches for channel linking
Rubber feet & carrying handle for portability
Rugged steel chassis
Perfect 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)