API Select T12

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2-channel all-tube preamp, class-A, low-cut, Hi-Z jack inputs, large VU meter, 70dB gain  All product info

£ 2,670.00
£ 2,640.00 / 1 STÜCK,  incl. VAT, incl. Shipping Costs
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available soon, estimated to be in stock: Oct 8, 2022
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Product information - API Select T12

Full API sound in 19" format

  • All-tube, Class-A microphone and instrument preamp
  • Variably adjustable input impedance
  • Detented pots for precise setting recall
  • Switchable 48V phantom powering
  • High-impedance instrument input via 6.3mm jack (unbalanced)
  • -20dB pad switch
  • 11-position detented gain control
  • 3 low-cut options (60, 120 & 240Hz)
  • Detented output trim control in 0.5dB steps
  • Proprietary AP2516 input transformers
  • Circuitry with 12AT7WC and 12BH7 dual triode tubes
  • Custom API output transformers
  • Classic analogue VU meter for output signal monitoring
  • LED clipping indicator
  • With balanced TRS and XLR inputs & outputs
  • 2 height units (HE)

A statement!

Up to 70dB of gain in an all-tube preamp is a statement and shows API's long experience in building outstanding audio gear. If you're looking for classic tube sound paired with phenomenal preamp gain and a great signal-to-noise ratio, you can't go past the API Select T12.

All features at a glance

The API Select T12 is a high-end all-tube preamp with two channels. It can be used for microphone signals as well as for direct connection of instruments via the Hi-Z connector. For the inputs, a 180° phase rotation, 48V phantom power and a -20dB pad are switchable. There is also a three-stage low-cut (60,120 & 240Hz) available and variable input impedance. Like all pots, the preamp gain and output trim control (level) are detented, so settings from previous sessions can be quickly restored.

Meter Control

Two high-quality VU meters display the output level per channel. A red LED lamp indicates when the peak of +18dBu is exceeded. This way you get an additional warning from the unit in case of overloads.


  • Manufacturer: API
  • Amplifier principle: Tube
  • Number of channels: 2x2
  • Format: 19"
  • Max. Gain in db: 70
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Hi-Z Inputs: 2
  • Highpass filter: Yes
  • Input Impedance (Ohm): 2500
  • Additional functions: Pad, Phasenumkehr, Vari-Z
  • Dynamic range in db: >90
  • Transformer balanced: Yes
  • Transformer manufacturer: API
  • Power Adapter: External
  • Digital converter: No
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£ 2,670.00

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