Black Lion Audio B12A MKII-500 Series Preamp

$471.00 (excluding VAT)

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Estimated delivery: 3rd - 5th October

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

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Estimated delivery: 3rd - 5th October

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.

All Products are new unless stated, and include a minimum of 2 years warranty.

Some items are only eligible for money back guarantee if they are returned to us unused and sealed in the original packaging, and in the case of software, unregistered. These items include:

  • Software
  • CDs & DVDs
  • In-ear Monitors
  • Earplugs and Ear Protection
  • Mouthpieces, Reeds etc… for Woodwind and Brass instruments
  • Mouth / Lip Care Products

We are unable to accept returns of any custom made items designed to work together as a unique package, such as computer system built to a customer’s personal specifications. Exceptions may only be possible with prior agreement of the vendor, and may be subject to a cancellation fee.

  • Vintage-Style 500 Series Microphone Preamp
  • Built-In 48V Phantom Power
  • Hi-Z Instrument Input
  • Cinemag Input Transformer
  • Edcor Output Transformer

Black Lion Audio B12A MKII-500 Series Preamp

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The Black Lion Audio B12A MKII-500 Series Preamp is a high-end microphone preamp, inspired by the vintage American rock sound of the original AP 312A. The B12A 500 Series Preamp includes a CineMag input transformer and an Edcore output transformer in a single-channel configuration. It captures the essence of vintage preamps, with its silky yet warm sound. Designed for 500 Series format, the B12A MKII utilises a single-channel configuration with a simple yet effective design. The built-in Hi-Z input is designed to accommodate high-level instruments such as electric and bass guitars. The B12A MKII 500 Series Preamp also includes built-in Phantom Power, a Pad, and a phase switch for added flexibility.

Product Ref: 86923

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500-Series Vintage-Style Preamp

The Black Lion Audio B12A MKII 500 Series Preamp is a premium-grade vintage-style microphone preamp, inspired by the API 312A. Aiming the capture the essence of the classic American rock sound, the B12A MKII 500 utilises a simple yet powerful design. Inside, a Cinemag input transformer and an Edcor output transformer are at the heart of the preamp, delivering exceptional audio quality and performance. The result is rich, detailed sound that captures the warmth and depth of vintage preamps. The preamp also features built-in 48V Phantom Power, for connecting condenser microphones.

Rugged Design

The simple yet effective design of the B12A MKII features an all-metal chassis, making it perfect for any studio. The front panel of the unit includes a 18dB Pad as well as a Phase Switch for added flexibility. Providing up to 70dB of gain, the B12A MKII Preamp can tame hotter signals with ease, creating a rich, textured sound reminiscent of classic rock recordings. The sleek, aluminium chassis features a large gain rotary control, allowing you to precisely dial in up to 70dB of gain.

Features

  • Solid-state inspired microphone preamp
  • 500 Series format (lunchbox required)
  • Cinemag Input Transformer
  • Edcor Output Transformer
  • 70dB Gain
  • D.I. Input (active, unbalanced)
  • Phantom Power
  • 18dB Pad
  • Phase Switch

Specifications

Mic Section
  • Max Microphone Input Level: +1dBu
  • Input Impedance: 200 Ohms
  • Pad: 18dB
  • Gain (no pad):+26dB to +70dB
  • Equivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -120dBu
  • THD+N (@ +4dBu output):
    • .012 @ +22 dBu
    • .013 @ +36 dBu
    • .046 @ +56 dBu
    • .145 @ +66 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: +10dB to +53dB
  • Equivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -94dB
  • THD+N (@ +4dBu output):
    • .009 @ +10 dBu
    • .115 @ +36 dBu
  • Bandwidth (1kHz, 600 Ohms unbalanced / source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz
Output Section
  • Max Output Level: +28dBu
  • Output Impedance: 600 Ohms
General
  • Power Supply: +/- 15v (lunchbox® supply
  • Dimensions: 1.5” x 6.5” x 5.25”
  • Product Weight: 0.4 kg (.8 lbs)
  • Shipping Dimensions 13” x 11” x 5”
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 kg (1.8 lbs)

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