API announces the immediate release of the 1608-II Special Edition console, marking the 15th Anniversary of the incredibly versatile and successful 1608. The 1608-II Special Edition features the vintage style cream color worn by numerous iconic API consoles, and is 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," said 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," noted Richard Josephs, API's Production Director. "It's a beautiful console and a pleasure to build. We expect to have them all delivered by the end of this year."
For more information, please visit the 1608-II Special Edition product page.