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- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
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- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
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Exact reissue of API's original 525 from the early 70's.
Release times vary with frequency, with high-frequency/full-bandwidth content released faster than lower frequencies for natural envelope tracking. Attack time is fixed, chosen to catch the fastest peaks, without "pumping". Equally useful as a tracking, mixdown or program compressor/limiter, the 525 utilizes "vintage" dynamics control and an easy-to-use multi-function control set. The 525 has a hardwire bypass switch, balanced input and a pinout that is the same as all the other 500 series modules. Two or more 525s can be linked for multi-channel compression.
The API 525 Compressor makes use of the 2510 and 2520 op-amps and exhibits the reliability, long life, and uniformity which are characteristic of all API products.
- Exact reissue of API's original 525 from the early '70s
- Peak detecting "feedback" compressor/limiter
- Variable Threshold and Output levels
- Unique "Ceiling" control combines key functions
- Analog VU meter for monitoring gain reduction
- 4 Switchable release modes
- De-Ess function
- Traditional API fully discrete circuit design
- Active Balanced Input/Output
- Hardwire bypass
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525 500 Series Discrete Compressor Specifications:
- Connector: API 500 Edge Connector - VPR Alliance Compliant
- Input Impedance: 60K Ohms, Balanced
- Output Impedance: 75 Ohms, Transformer coupled, Balanced
- Maximum Input Level: +27 dBu
- Maximum Output Level: +28 dBu
- Attack Time: 15 micro seconds
- Release Time: 0.1, 0.5, 2.0, 2.5 seconds
- Slopes: Compression 2:1, Limit 20:1
- Maximum Gain Reduction: 25 dB
- Metering: Illuminated Analog Gain Reduction dB meter
- Frequency Response: ±0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 40 kHz
- Signal to Noise Ratio: 112 dB
- Power Consumption: 3 Watts - VPR Alliance Compliant
- Unit Size: 1.5" X 5.25" X 7"
- Shipping Size: 4.5" X 6.5" X 10"
- Unit Weight: 1.8 lbs.
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 lbs.
- Free Standard Ground shipping (48 contiguous states, some overweight and Used/Vintage items excluded).
- Orders placed before 3 p.m. ET usually ship the same business day.
Every guitar or bass you purchase from Musician's Friend (electric or acoustic, New or Open Box) includes two years of protection from manufacturer defects.
Our Gear Advisers are available to guide you through your entire shopping experience. Call or Chat for expert advice and to hear the latest deals.