API 1608 Console
16 Channel Discrete Analog Console
API 1608 All-Discrete Sidecar! Like its vintage predecessor, the now rare API 1604 desk of the seventies, the new 1608 is packed full of API 2520 discrete circuits. Now API has advanced the 16-channel design, expanding the routing to eight buss, with eight additional line-ins/returns, and patching capabilities galore. The1604 features full metering and a comprehensive center-section, along with an expander option that will allow 32 channels mixing.
The console's famous 500-series penthouse comes loaded with twelve 550a and four 560 EQ modules (* Or you can custom configure 500 modules to taste!). Plus, there are eight additional 500 option slots for more EQs, compressors, or even 500-type mic pres! Lest we forget the 1608's boutique build-quality, compact footprint and elegant, vintage look. It's an instant classic!
And the best part of the API 1608? That big, punchy API sound!
- Sixteen 548B mic/line input modules with legendary 312 mic pres.
- 8 additional line inputs give the added functionality of tape monitoring during tracking or effects returns/ line inputs at mix down for a total of 24 line inputs.
- 8 aux sends selectable as pre or post
- 8 busses selectable via push-buttons at top of channel
- Talkback can be sent to all, or selected auxs with the push of a button.
- Selectable metering and oscillator, global solo clear, mono switch, slate switch, 3 stereo (or 6 mono) playback returns, speaker-selector for 3 sets of monitors.
- Built to the highest standards you've come to expect from API
- 8 additional slots can also be fitted with additional 500-type EQs or 525 compressors to coincide with the additional 8 line inputs.
- 8 faders may also be fitted to work with the additional 8 inputs.
- 16 channel expander chassis is available Coming soon: Moving Fader Automation
Pricing and Options:
- 16 548B Inputs with Mic/Line and Direct Output
- 1 Stereo Fader
- 1 Complete Center Facilities Section
- 4 560 Equalizers
- 16 Manual Faders
- 8 Echo Returns
- 12 550A Equalizers
- A Fully Fitted 1608: $49,900
- 1608 16 Channel Expander: $39,900
- Future Moving Fader Automation: TBA
- Equalizer Delete per Channel
- "What if I already have API 500-series EQs/comps?"
No problem. You can order your API 1608 console with as few or as many modules as you like, from zero to 24.