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API TranZformer LX Bass Pedal

The TranZformer LX is a multifunction pedal that is designed to easily and affordably bring the world-famous analog sound of API to your bass

Offering the user an unsurpassed level of sonic control, the TranZformer LX combines an API 525 feedback-type compressor with a bass-optimized 3 band equalizer, both independently in/out switchable. The unit also features phase invert switches on each output, ground lift, clip indicator and transformer output. Like all API products, the TranZformer LX is built to API's exacting standards and remains true to the design philosophy that has made API the leader in professional analog gear for nearly 50 years.
  • Traditional fully discrete API circuit design
  • Variable Compressor with in/out switching
  • 3-Band +/- 15dB Equalizer with in/out switching
  • Input Gain control with +30dB of gain
  • Clip LED indicating Input or Output overloading
  • Balanced and Unbalanced Output Phase reverse
  • Balanced Output Ground lift
  • Included 18 volt external power supply optimizes performance
  • Specifications
  • Input connection: 1/4" Hi-Z unbalanced instrument input
  • Input Impedance: ~500k
  • Maximum Hi-Z instrument input level before clipping: +13dBu
  • Output connections: 1/4" Hi-Z unbalanced output w/ variable level control, XLR Male balanced line output, fixed level. Balanced line output level is +6dB higher than Hi-Z output with Level control fully clockwise.
  • Output Impedance: Hi-Z output: 7.5k
  • Balanced Line output: Less than 75
  • Gain Control: 9.2dB - 30dB, Variable, Hi-Z output, 15.2dB - 36dB, Variable, Balanced line output
  • Level Control: -inf. to 0dB, Variable, Hi-Z output only
  • Maximum output level before clipping: Hi-Z Output: +21dBu
  • Balanced Line Out: +27dBu
  • Frequency Response: +0, -0.5, 20-20kHz, both outputs, low-capacitance cable
  • Noise: -75dBu
  • THD+N: Less than 0.01%
  • Tone Control: 100Hz, 400Hz, 2000Hz Peaking, continuously-variable boost/cut, +/-16dB range.
  • Compressor: Ratio (fixed): Varies from 2:1 to 20:1 depending on compressor control setting.
  • Attack (fixed): Less than 5ms
  • Release (fixed): 100ms average (frequency-dependent for natural envelope tracking)
  • Compressor Control (6 Switchable settings): 1 = subtle compression, 6 = maximum compression. Turning clockwise Increases gain reduction (lower threshold) while simultaneously raising output level to match.
  • Power Supply: 18VAC @ 1A
  • Size: 8" x 5.5" x 4"
  • Size (Boxed for Shipping): 10" x 8" x 8"
  • Actual Weight: 4lbs.
  • Shipping Weight: 6lbs.
  • Reviews
    Bob Jessome
    Guelph Ontario
    August 23, 2017
    Amazing service. Even though I didn't realize there was an updated version between the time I ordered and the delivery, Studio Economik sent me the newest version.

    Communication was fantastic right from the start. And the Pedal is everything I've wanted in a compressor, EQ.
    Free shipping in Canada. Conditions
    Additional information
    For more information about the TranZformer LX Bass Pedal, please visit the website of API
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