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Author Topic: API A2D Vs. 312  (Read 2809 times)

mattrussell

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API A2D Vs. 312
« on: March 24, 2009, 10:07:01 am »

has anyone done a shootout between an API A2D and a regular 312 - just to compare the sound of the pre's?  i know they are supposed to be the same pre, but i swear they sound different and i've had a number of people tell me they do.

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tom eaton

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Re: API A2D Vs. 312
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 10:35:12 am »

It would not surprise me if the output transformers are different, given the "new" option of a second set of taps in the A2D.

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Re: API A2D Vs. 312
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2009, 06:18:03 pm »

I've only put the A2D up against the 312's in my 1608. The ones in the 1608 are by far the best sounding API pres I've used. What always seemed like a lack of body (coming from working on a neve 5316) begins to sound more like clarity and depth in the board pres. The A2D wasn't particularly impressive to me, with or without the conversion.
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