API Audio’s 19-inch, single-space rackmount 5500 2-channel equalizer is designed for recording, mixing and mastering applications. The 5500 offers an all-discrete signal path that combines the features of the API 550B 4-band EQ module with the boost and cut precision of the 550D and the 550M mastering equalizer.
Each channel of the API 5500 features four independent bands of equalization—low, low-mid, high-mid and high—covering a frequency range from 30 to 20k Hz. The four EQ bands on each channel operate with a range control that offers three choices of boost and cut: the standard API +/-2dB, +/-1dB and a +/-0.5dB setting.
API will be show the 5500 at the 2006 AES Convention in San Francisco’s Moscone Center (booth #918). The company expects to ship units on November 1, 2007.