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Black Lion Audio B173 mkII Preamp

Vintage-Style Microphone Preamp

Black Lion Audio B173 MkII – Microphone Preamp

As with the B173 Quad preamplifier from Black Lion Audio, the circuit design of the single-channel B173 mkII is also based on the classic circuit, convincingly transporting the legendary fat, warm British sound into the modern era. The gain stage has been significantly revised for an even cleaner sound with less distortion. Two large-format controls for the input and output level allow sensitive control of the sound colouration through the transformers, so that all sound variants from velvety and elegant to rich and overtone-rich are immediately available. With the B173 mkII from Black Lion Audio, the classic sound that has made England's audio technology world-famous is available in a modern and compact form.

  • Classic 1073 preamplifier design
  • Half-rack housing
  • Input and output transformers from Cinemag
  • HI-Z input on the front panel
  • Rasterised gain control
  • Up to 70 dB amplification
  • Switchable 48 V phantom power
  • Variable output control
  • Inputs: 1x XLR (balanced), 1x jack (unbalanced)
  • Output: 1x jack (balanced)
  • External power supply
  • Height: 1 U
  • Width: 9.5" (rack mountable)
  • Weight: 1.4 kg
Additional information
  • Name
    Black Lion Audio B173 mkII Preamp
  • Product type
    other equipment
  • Manufacturer
    Black Lion Audio
  • Condition
  • MPN
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