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Black Lion B173 MKII Single Channel 1073-style Preamp

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Introducing Black Lion Audios 1073-style Microphone Preamp, arguably one of the most value-for-money 500 series preamps on the market, the B173.

With its own sonic qualities and enhancements, Black Lion Audio has passionately tried to recreate the sound of classic 1073 Neve, at a price point accessible to all.

POWER: flip switch up to turn preamp on (there’s a 2-3 minute “warm up” time for lowest distortion), flip switch down to turn preamp off

MIC GAIN (stepped, 12-position switch): clockwise rotation yields an increase in input signal amplitude, counterclockwise rotation yields a decrease in input signal amplitude

48v: engage to turn phantom power on, disengage to turn phantom power off

PHASE (Ø): engage to adjust input signal polarity by 180°, disengage to leave input signal polarity unchanged

OUTPUT LEVEL: clockwise rotation yields less attenuation, counterclockwise rotation yields more attenuation (for beginners, it’s best to leave the output level fully clockwise and increase Mic Gain as needed so as not to saturate the input transformer)

DI: engage to select front panel TS jack as input source, disengage to select rear panel XLR jack as input source

OUTPUT: balanced, line-level TRS output

INPUT: balanced, mic-level XLR input

GND: internal chassis ground

POWER: 24VAC input jack (only use a BLA-specified power supply)

Give our ProAudio team a call on 01273 665413 for additional information.

  • Microphone Section
  • Max Microphone Input Level: +1dBu
  • Input Impedance: 200Ω
  • Pad: None
  • Gain (no pad): +13dB to +80dB
  • Equivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -105dBu
  • THD+N (@ +4dBu output):
  • .10% @ +9 dBu
  • .12% @ +35 dBu
  • .13% @ +45 dBu
  • .16% @ +60 dBu
  • .85% @ +76 dBu
  • Bandwidth (1kHz, 150Ω source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz
  • D.I. Section
  • Max D.I. Input Level: +18dBu
  • Input Impedance: 1.1MΩ
  • Pad: None
  • Gain: Up to +25dB of gain
  • Equivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -100dBu
  • THD+N (@ +4dBu output):
  • .021% @ +10 dBu
  • .016% @ +20 dBu
  • Bandwidth (1kHz, 600Ω unbalanced source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz
  • Output Section
  • Max Output Level: +28dBu
  • Output Impedance: 600Ω
  • Power Supply: 24VAC, 500mA External Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5” x 6.5” x 1.75”
  • Product Weight: 3.2 lbs
  • Shipping Dimensions: 13” x 13” x 5”
  • Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
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