The Black Lion Audio Auteur MK3 Preamp at Front End Audio
By Front End Audio on Feb 2nd 2022
Black Lion Audio has introduced the new Auteur MK3 Mic Preamp. The Auteur MK3 sports Cinemag transformers, switchable line level input, removable rack ears, 1/4" inputs on the front panel, and a redesigned look that is inspired by their Revolution 2x2 interface.
The Auteur MK3 features:
- 2-channel microphone preamplifier
- Modern IC-based front-end for fast and transparent sound
- Vintage-inspired transformer-coupled output-stage featuring Cinemag transformers for massive, colorful sound
- Line and Hi-Z input
- -10dB pad, 48v phantom power, and polarity reverse for each channel
- 62dB of gain
- Balanced TRS line outputs
- Removable rack ears included with 1U 1/2 rack compatibility
Black Lion Audio further shows they cut no corners, utilizing components from Vishay and Nichicon. The Auteur has long been a solid pre amp for any studio or live application for home studios and independent touring bands, to commercial studios. The MK3 takes that long respected pre and updates it with a very refreshing evolution that boasts many great improvements.