The API 862 features a combination of the 550A EQ and 312 Mic Preamp integrating the original 500 Series pcb's exactly as they were designed by API's founder, Saul Walker.
The result is a vintage-style, highly collectable and incredible sounding API classic. Each 862 Anniversary Edition is individually serialized denoting its status as part of a limited run of only 50 units. Painstakingly assembled and carefully hand wired, the 862 is a true work of art and a rare piece of recording history. Next, the new 50th Anniversary Edition 2500 Bus Compressor features a vintage style optimized with a several new features, including flexible output mix blending, LED gain reduction meters, premium VU meters, and a 2U, gold-faced chassis. As with the 862, a limited run of 50 units will be produced. Carefully designed to deliver API's signature analog sound, the 2500-AE delivers warmth, clarity and punch, whether used for subtle adjustments or heavy compression effects.