May 1, 2006
by Chris Randall
Oh, you pretty thing. API can do no wrong in my book, and the A2D, finally unveiled today, is no exception. Obviously following in the footsteps of the Neve-AMS 1073 DPD, this is a pair of API 312 mic pres and a high-quality A/D convertor, with AES/EBU and SPDIF outputs, for under $2K. There's an insert between the mic pre and the A/D as well. Obviously, no one has one yet. I don't think I won the contest, because I haven't received a call from API congratulating me. If the winner is an AI reader, congratulations. If you're not an AI reader, I hate you with an unbridled passion.
Well, no matter. This box is absolutely definitely on my List. Here's the site. The only downer is that it is white, instead of sexy API crackle-finish black. Well, no matter. Doesn't affect how it sounds, which is, I assume, stellar.