Black Lion Audio B173-500 Preamp

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Estimated delivery: 28th - 31st October
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2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

Once the product is delivered, you have 30 days to decide that you definitely want to keep it. If you decide it is not suitable for any reason, you can return it back to us for replacement or full refund, including standard delivery charges.

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  • Vintage-Style 500 Series Microphone Preamp
  • Built-In 48V Phantom Power
  • Inspired By Solid-State Preamps
  • Cinemag Input Transformer
  • Edcor Output Transformer

Black Lion Audio B173-500 Preamp

Details
The Black Lion Audio B173-500 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 500 Series Preamp includes built-in Phantom Power for connecting condenser microphones, as well as a Hi-Z Input for instrument such as electric guitars. The unit itself is designed for the 500 series format, with its all-metal chassis designed for optimal longevity and performance. The front panel also includes an output level pot for precise control. With its premium-quality transformers, the B173 500 Series Microphone Preamp is ideal for capturing that classic solid-state sound.

Product Ref: 86924

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Solid-State Inspired 500 Series Preamp

The Black Lion Audio B173 500 Series Preamp bases its sound on classic solid-state preamps from the ‘70s and ‘80s. Internally, the B173 500 Series Preamp boasts a Cinemag input transformer, as well as an Edcor 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 also has a Hi-Z Input for connecting instruments such as electric guitars and more, offering warm yet gritty tones, rich in detail with an airy top-end.

Compact, Robust Design

The robust, all-metal construction is designed for the 500 series format, ideal for use with a Lunchbox. 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 Hi-Z input, the rear of the unit features an XLR input as well as a 1/4-inch output.

Features

  • Solid-state inspired microphone preamp
  • 500 series format (50 series rack required for use)
  • Cinemag Input Transformer
  • Edcor Output Transformer
  • 80dB Gain
  • Hi-Z instrument input (passive, unbalanced)
  • Phantom Power
  • Phase Switch
  • Output Attenuator

Specifications

Mic Section
  • Max Microphone Input Level: +1dBu
  • Input Impedance: 200 Ohms
  • Gain (no pad): +12dB to +80dB
  • Equivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -103dBu
  • THD+N (@ +4dBu output):
    • .072 percent @ +8 dBu Gain
    • .074 percent @ +29 dBu Gain
    • .082 percent @ +44 dBu Gain
    • .152 percent @ +60 dBu Gain
    • .709 percent +76 dBu Gain
  • Bandwidth (1kHz, 150Ω source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz
Hi-Z Section
  • THD+N (@ +4dBu output):
    • .009 percent @ +10 dBu
    • .115 percent @ +15 dBu
Output Section
  • Max Output Level: +28dBu
  • Output Impedance: 600 Ohms
General
  • Power Supply: +24V provided by ultra low noise, custom power supply (500 series rack required)
  • Dimensions: 1.5” x 6.5” x 5.25”
  • Product Weight: 0.55 kg (1.2 lbs)
  • Shipping Dimensions 13” x 13” x 5”
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 kg (3 lbs)

For more information on the Black Lion Audio B173 500 Series Preamp please refer to the PDF above.