Gear Reviews

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API: 535-LA 500-series Line Amp

reviewed by Thom Monahan

The API 535-LA is a line-amp module based on the company's venerable 325 booster card. It utilizes the same AP2503 transformer, 2510 differential amp, and 2520 op-amp that have been the DNA building...

AEA: RPQ mic preamp

reviewed by Thom Monahan

Using a ribbon microphone can be a tricky bit of business. Unlike dynamics that can take anything thrown at them or condensers that can provide whisper quiet operation, ribbons take a bit more care...