API 5B1

Blank Panel Covering 1 Slot of 500 Series Chassis
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Blank Panel For Your API Chassis!

The API 5B1 is a blank panel that covers one slot of an API 500 Series chassis.

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In 1968, Automated Processes Inc. began building quality consoles for broadcast applications. Soon, the company's products found favor with recording studios, and a string of industry-leading advancements (including computerized console automation, the first VCA, and more) followed. API produced the 2520 amplifier, one of the most famous op-amps in the recording industry, and their consoles and products found homes in such iconic studio facilities as Ocean Way, the Record Plant, and Sunset Sound, among others. In fact, there are over 700 classic API consoles around the globe — many of which are still in use. And the company certainly isn't resting on its laurels; today's API products give you the same unbeatable combination of utility, innovation, and great sound.

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500 Series Buying Guide

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Manufacturer Part Number 5B1

Customer Reviews

4/5
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5/5

It does the job!

This is a solid cover that does exactly what it needs to do. Sweetwater gets a "5" rating for sales & service as they recent placed this on sale. I'm glad to have been able to take advantage of the deal. Also, free shipping. VERY SWEET. Thanks!
Music background: Songwritinger, Guitar Player, Recording Engineer
4/5

Make it look good

If you're an engineer who likes your studio looking neat when a client walks in, these are great. Covers the empty slots and makes your partially empty lunchbox look great. Slightly overpriced for a piece of metal but these look a lot better than having the empty spaces. But, I plan to finish filling mine up soon!
Music background: Engineer, producer, pro musician
4/5

blanko

good stuff..
Music background: recording engineer, A/V/L tech
2.5/5

Buy all you need the first time

Ok, it does the job, despite being pricey. I bought two at first, then another a couple of months later when I decided not to get another 500-unit. Unfortunately, the last one had a different finish than the first two--more of a gloss black vs. the earlier flat black. Not quite the cosmetics I wanted in my rack. They ought to have been consistent in appearance.
Music background: Experienced amateur recordist/musician
See also: API, API 500 Series Chassis