The API Select T12 is a classic 2-channel, all-tube, Class-A microphone preamplifier designed with API's proprietary AP2516 transformer in the input stage and a custom API transformer on the output stage. Built with 12AT7WC and 12BH7 dual-triode vacuum tubes, the T12 represents a new and exciting variation in API's preamplifier technology and provides the user with unique tonal options. The T12 can handle a wide range of production applications including stereo operation. Carefully engineered to deliver classic tube performance and sound, the T12 delivers API's famous warmth, punch and clarity in an all-new way and features our industry-exclusive Five Year Warranty.
All-tube, Class-A microphone preamplifier
Proprietary AP2516 input transformer
Audio circuit uses 12AT7WC and 12BH7, dual-triode vacuum tubes
Custom API output transformer
Variable microphone input impedance
Switchable 48-volt phantom power
High-impedance, unbalanced ¼" instrument input
MIC/HI-Z input switch
11-step detented preamp gain control
Low-cut filter with 3 fixed frequencies
11-step detented output trim with 0.5dB steps for precise control
Detented controls for accurate recall and channel matching
LED peak indicator
Classic analog VU meters for output
XLR and ¼" TRS output connections
o Microphone: 500W, 1500W, 2000W, & 2500W (variable)
o HI-Z: 500kW
. Output impedance: 75 ohms, can drive 600 ohm loads
. Maximum input level: +24dBu with -20dB PAD engaged and gain
set to 20dB
. Gain Range: 0db to +70dB
. Maximum output level: +24dBu
. SNR: 98dB
. Frequency Response: 20Hz - 30kHz (+0dB / -1dB)
. Power Consumption: 40W
. Size: 19" x 3.5" x 12" Deep
. Size (Boxed for Shipping): 21" x 9" x 15"
. Actual Weight: 14 lbs.
. Shipping Weight: 17 lbs.