JDK Audio, the brand developed and engineered by API, has introduced the new V10 single-channel mic preamp and the V12 single-channel compressor, built in accordance with API’s 500 Series modular lunchbox format.
The V10’s circuit is identical to a single channel of the JDK R20 mic preamp, and the V12’s circuit is identical to a single channel of the JDK R22 compressor (itself a replica of the famed inline compressor on ATI Paragon consoles).
“JDK is all about sonic integrity, a great pedigree and extraordinary value,” says Larry Droppa, president and owner of API. “As with all JDK Audio products, the V10 and V12 feature the same build quality and five-year warranty for which API products have been famous for decades.”
JDK’s V10 is a fully-featured mic preamp, with 54 dB of mic-level gain, 45 dB of instrument-level gain, padding, phantom power, and phase inversion.
The JDK V12 offers the patented “Thrust” circuit that preserves high-frequency content even under aggressive compression settings and is paired with responsive threshold, ratio, knee, and gain makeup controls.
MSRP is a $695 for each unit.