Black Lion Audio B12A MKIII Preamp

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The Black Lion Audio B12A MKIII Preamp is a Half-rack American-styled preamp and the most portable 312A American-sound around!

The B12A mkIII uses the same Cinemag input and output transformers as our B12A Quad for a whopping 70dB of gain. A front panel D.I. delivers a harmonically rich tone to guitars, keyboards, and synthesizers, and stepped input gain allow for perfect recall.

This is a half-rack unit and Black Lion has a handy Joining Plate that will allow you to easily connect any two Black Lion Audio half rack units together to fit in a 1U rack space.

Black Lion Audio B12A MKIII Preamp Features

  • Big 312A-style gain
  • Cinemag input and output transformers
  • Front panel D.I.
  • Stepped input gain
  • 48V phantom power, 18dB pad, and phase inverse controls
  • Convenient half-rack sizing for mixing-and-matching

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  • 5
    API? Maybe-ish! Doesn't matter. Sounds great.
    Dave Velardo

    I'm very pleasantly stoked about this little and inexpensive box. I've become a fan of API style plugins and wanted to try some like hardware but, like always, the real things are a little out of reach of most normal music making humans. This works really, really well for my needs. It's forward, fat and has just enough air to lift it out without sounding like it's being hyped. I'm cutting more than I'm adding and that's a good thing. AND, it's not like I'm doing a lot of that either. I do wish it had a gain meter. It's a trend I don't like on mic pres. Heritage doesn't have 'em either. Ok. I have to listen anyway but...I like my meters No complaints, really. Great, weighty sound that I like to use in front of API plugins that doesn't cost much at all in the world of analog hardware. Seems built like a tank, too. I'm going to get a lot of use out of this and probably order a 2nd to match it. Bravo.