Black Lion Audio B173 MKII Preamp

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Estimated delivery to you: 22nd August 2017
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  • Vintage-Style Microphone Preamp
  • Built-In 48V Phantom Power
  • Inspired By Solid-State Preamps
  • Cinemag Input Transformer
  • Edcor Output Transformer

Black Lion Audio B173 MKII Preamp

Details
The Black Lion Audio B173 MKII Preamp's design is inspired by the renowned Neve 1073 microphone preamp. The single channel preamp includes a Cinemag input transformer and an Edcor output transformer, as well as packing 80dB of gain control. The B173 MKII includes built-in Phantom Power for connecting condenser microphones, as well as a D.I Input for instrument such as electric guitars. The unit itself only takes up a 1U half-rack unit, saving space in any studio. The front panel also includes an output level pot for precise control. With its premium-quality transformers, the B173 MKII Microphone Preamp is ideal for capturing that classic solid-state sound.

Product Ref: 86920

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Solid-State Inspired Sound

The Black Lion Audio B173 MKII Preamp bases its sound on classic solid-state preamps from the ‘70s and ‘80s. Internally, the B173 MKII Preamp boasts a Cinemag input transformer, as well as a an Edcore output transformer, capturing the essence of the vintage sound. The built-in 48V Phantom Power allows you to use a condenser microphone for studio-grade recordings. The result is warm yet gritty tones, ideal for vocal performances and high-level instruments. In addition, the B173 MKII also has a D.I Input for connecting instruments such as electric guitars and more, delivering warm yet gritty tones, rich in detail with an airy top-end.

Compact, Robust Design

The robust, all-metal construction only takes up a 1U half-rack unit, ideal for the space conscious studio engineer. The front-panel of the preamp includes a large 12-position rotary switch for input gain as well as a smaller rotary pot for the output level. Push buttons are included for Phantom Power as well as invert phase and select DI input. The bright blue LED light featured on the front-panel also indicates when the unit is switched on. As well as the DI input, the rear of the unit features an XLR input as well as a 1/4-inch output.

Features

  • Solid-state inspired microphone preamp
  • Cinemag Input Transformer
  • Edcor Output Transformer
  • 80dB Gain
  • D.I. Input (active, unbalanced)
  • Phantom Power
  • Phase Switch
  • Output Attenuator
  • XLR Microphone Input
  • TRS Line Output (balanced)

Specifications

Mic Section
  • Max Microphone Input Level: +1dBu
  • Input Impedance: 200 Ohms
  • Pad: None
  • Gain (no pad): +13dB to +80dB
  • Equivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -105dBu
  • THD+N (@ +4dBu output):
    • .10 @ +9 dBu
    • .12 @ +35 dBu
    • .13 @ +45 dBu
    • .16 @ +60 dBu
    • .85 @ +76 dBu
  • Bandwidth (1kHz, 150Ω source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz
D.I. Section
  • Max D.I. Input Level: +18dBu
  • Input Impedance: 1.1M Ohms
  • Pad: none
  • Gain: Up to +24dB gain
  • Equivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -100 dB
  • THD+N (@ +4dBu output):
    • .021 @ +10 dBu
    • .016 @ +20 dBu
  • Bandwidth (1kHz, 600 Ohms unbalanced / source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz
Output Section
  • Max Output Level: +28dBu
  • Output Impedance: 600 Ohms
General
  • Power Supply: 24VAC, 500mA External Supply
  • Dimensions: 9.5” x 6.5” x 1.75”
  • Product Weight: 1.45 kg (3.2 lbs)
  • Shipping Dimensions 13” x 11” x 5”
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 kg (5.5lbs)

For more information on the Black Lion Audio B173A MKII Preamp please refer to the PDF above.