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Black Lion Audio B173
Black Lion Audio B173
 
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List Price: $649.00
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Product Code: 9999-15386

 

Black Lion Audio B173 Microphone Preamp

The Black Lion Audio B173 Microphone Preamp, homage to the highly revered Neve 1073 mic pre.

Black Lion Audio B173 Microphone Preamp Details

The Black Lion Audio B173 Microphone Preamp is BLA"?s homage to the highly revered Neve 1073 mic pre. The B173 is a single channel mic pre-amp with input and output transformers, stepped gain, output level control, phantom power, and phase. It features a DI, 80dB of gain, and is housed in a 1U, 1/2 rack chassis. Designed and built in Chicago, IL.

Don"?t let the price tag fool you. This is not only a serious contender for the most "?bang for your buck" preamp in existence, but sonically stands on its own at any price point. The goal was to capture the essence of the original Neve 1073 at a price anyone can afford, and BLA is proud to say that they"?ve accomplished their goal. Give the B173 a try and be prepared to be blown away!

B173 Signal Path

The Mic Gain is a 12-position, stepped switch ranging from +12dB minimum gain to +80dB max gain. The majority of the gain for the microphone section comes from the mic ampstage. The signal passes through a transformer input stage before going into the active mic amp circuit, which is controlled by the rotary switch on the front panel. The signal then passes to the DI switch where you can select which input signal will go to the output amp (either DI or XLR input). The output level knob controls the output amp before going through the output transformer.

Black Lion Audio B173 Microphone Preamp Specifications

  • Noise Floor: 105dBu
  • Dynamic range: 112dBu
  • Gain Range: Mic +12dB to +80dB, DI -inf to +24dB
  • DI input impedance: 1 Megohm
  • Mic input impedance: 150 ohms
  • Mic at minimum gain: .2% THD+N
  • Mic at 50dB of gain: .16% THD+N
  • DI at unity: .02% THD+N
  • Warranty: 2 Years

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