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Review: API 500-6B Lunchbox 6 slot 500 series chassis

1
Submitted On May 18, 2013 by Contributor:
API5006B-DB-large

Rating

Sound
100%


Build Quality
100%


Ease of Use
100%


Versatility
72%


Overall Value
80%


Total Score
90%

90/ 100

Review Details

Price: 424.15
 
 

Positives:

Well built, multiple connection options
 

Negatives:

not rackmountable without purchasing a 3rd party kit
 
by 
My Review

Not too much to review on this. First it is API so it is well built. It is a 6 slot chassis with the power supply mounted inside (not external like some). It has a handle on the side for carrying. The unit is not rack mountable as is however, there are a couple companies that sell a rackmount kit. I have mine rackmounted which is awesome but beware that you have to take apart just about the whole thing for the rackmount conversion. A little scary but not too bad!

The main thing that makes this rack great is the DB25 connections which for me is awesome because I use it to interface to my patchbay. The other cool thing is that all outputs are active at the same time so you can use the xlr and db25 together. 

It is reasonably priced compared to other chassis, there are cheaper and there are more expensive. This one is the standard and the best priced for having 6 slots.

 

Recommend to a friend

About The Contributor

musicgen



One Review


  1.  
    Jason Faria

    "Nothing special about this piece. Asked the API guys at NAMM what the difference was between there lunchbox and Radial’s after there snarky comments and being a bunch of douch bags they admitted there was nothing different between there lunchbox and radials version. Radials lunchbox is cheaper :)"

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