CAPI VC528 ST2 Console Channel

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The VC28 is Classic Audio Products’ DIY replication of a vintage API console channel for the 500-series and 51x Alliance formats. The module consists of a balanced line receiver, fader, discrete voltage buffer, high- and low-pass filters, and a post-fader amplifier. Among other uses, this module can be paired with an API-style mic preamp to replicate the input signal path of an API console.

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Notable features:

  • Six-position, passive HP and LP filters
  • Mute switch
  • 24-position Elma fader
  • Grayhill fader trim for fine gain adjustments
  • Uses discreet opamps in the receiver and output gain stages

Price: $287.99 for partial kit
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4 thoughts on “CAPI VC528 ST2 Console Channel

  1. Yes, I agree this is a very handy piece of gear. Especially for the money. I use them all the time as signal speilttrs, and to warm up keyboard signals before they hit my recorder. Pretty quiet, too. My only complaint is that the OPL (limiter) feature is kinda useless (nasty pumping), but that’s easily avoidable. The only feature that would make it better would be a ground lift.Keep up the great work on this site!

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