API has announced the release of the 1608-II Special Edition console, marking the 15th Anniversary of the original 1608, offering the vintage style cream color worn by numerous iAPI consoles that’s accented with blonde maple side panels, bolster, and meter bridge trim.
Each console is also loaded with matching API 550A and 560 EQ modules, and is equipped with API’s Final Touch Automation. “We’re making a limited number of the Special Edition consoles with both a nod to the past, and a view to the future,” says API president Larry Droppa. “With hundreds of 1608’s installed in facilities around the world, this is a fun way to celebrate how much impact the 1608 continues to have on the industry, and also how API is honored to play such a major role in audio for the past 55 years.”
“Special Edition consoles will begin shipping this month and we’re slotting them into production wherever we have room,” adds API production director Richard Josephs. “It’s a beautiful console and a pleasure to build. We expect to have them all delivered by the end of this year.”