Black Lion Audio B173 MKII Classic British 1073 Style Mic Pre and DI
- Classic Lush and Warm Sound
- Mic, Instrument, and Line Input
- Stepped Input Knob
- CineMag Transformer
- Output Knob after Transformer Stage
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- Product: #81738
- SKU: B173MK2
Designed for recording engineers who want an updated take on the classic '73-style unit, the Black Lion Audio B173 MKII Classic British 1073 Style Mic Pre and DI is a single-channel preamp with a warm, creamy, 1970s tone. It's suitable for recording vocals, keyboards, guitars, basses, and more.
This preamp gives you a half-rack package, with an XLR connection for microphones and a 1/4" jack for line-level or Hi-Z instruments. The output connection is handled by the 1/4" TRS output on the rear of the unit.
The unit offers a stepped input gain knob to ensure repeatability. It'll provide you with up to 70 dB of gain. You'll find controls for phantom power and polarity, while a Hi-Z switch will allow you to plug in your favourite guitar or bass for a DI recording.
The preamp utilises a creamy CineMag transformer for that classic velvety '73-style sound. The output control is situated after the transformer. So, if you wished, you could drive the signal hard with the gain knob for a harmonically rich tone, then lower the output knob to avoid clipping your digital convertor downstream.
|Gain||Up to +70 dB|
|Phantom Power||48 V, Selectable|
|Polarity Reverse||180°, Selectable|
|Controls||1 x Gain Knob
1 x Output Level Knob
1 x Hi-Z Selector
1 x Phantom Power Selector
1 x Polarity Reverse Selector
|Connections||1 x XLR Input
1 x 1/4" Input
1 x 1/4" TRS Output
|Rack Space||0.5 RU|
|Dimensions||Not Specified by Manufacturer|
|Weight||Not Specified by Manufacturer|