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API 5500 -VS- Tonelux EQP4 has anyone done an A-B? Channel Strips
Old 16th August 2007
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API 5500 -VS- Tonelux EQP4 has anyone done an A-B?

Has anyone heard both?
Old 17th August 2007
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A year ago I demo'd a Tonelux rig and an API 7600 (?) channel strip. I was going to have a small, high quality custom console made, & Vintage King was kind enough to let me demo this stuff. I have my opinions about what I liked better FOR MY NEEDS, but I wouldn't want to prejudice another's opinion without them actually hearing the stuff as I did. My needs and desires are unique to me. I will say this; I thought the API was more aggressive and perhaps more colored, (a very happy color), while the Tonelux was more hi-fi and perhaps the eq a bit more "surgical". I don't mean "surgical" to be a bad thing. It had a very nice "shine" on the extreme top end. Also, I don't know how the API 7600 compares to the one you are asking about, but I would assume some family similarity. Don't want to be vague, but you can always try the stuff on your own & make your own decision. My decision was easy.
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