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Black Lion Audio Auteur MKII 500 Mic Pre  From Black Lion Audio

The Auteur MKII 500 is a single channel, 500 series preamp that offers a rich transformer tone at a super reasonable price

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Manufacturer's Description from Black Lion Audio

The Auteur MKII 500 is one of the most “bang for your buck” 500-series preamps in existence! You get all of the sound of the 1⁄2 rack version, but with the addition of a Hi-Z input! It features an ultra-fast input stage that captures lots of detail and nuance, and a signal path transformer that adds some “beef” on the way out. Once you hear the Auteur MKII 500, you’ll want to load your 500 rack full of ‘em!



  • 500 Series format (500 series rack required)
  • Single Channel
  • Ultra High-Speed Input Stage
  • Edcor Output Transformer
  • 67dB Gain
  • Phantom Power
  • Phase Switch
  • 13dBu Pad
  • Hi-Z Input
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Mic Section

  • Max Microphone Input Level: +1dBu

  • Input Impedance: 6000Ω

  • Pad: 13dBu

  • Gain (no pad): +16dB to +67dB

  • Equivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -108dBu

  • THD+N (@ +4dBu output):Bandwidth (1kHz, 600Ω unbalanced source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz

    • .0046% @ +12dBu Gain
    • .0064% @ +24dBu Gain
    • .012% @ +32dBu Gain
    • .028% @ +40dBu Gain
    • .085% @ +50dBu Gain
    • .3% @ +62dBu Gain

D.I. Section

  • Max D.I. Input Level: +18dBu

  • Input Impedance Balanced: 2.2MΩ

  • Input Impedance Unbalanced: 1.1MΩ

  • Pad: 13dBu

  • Gain: +16dB to +67dB

  • Equivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -82dB

  • THD+N (@ +4dBu output):Bandwidth (1kHz, 600Ω unbalanced source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz

    • .007% @ +12dBu
    • .11% @ +40dBu

Output Section

  • Max Output Level: +28dBu

  • Output Impedance: 600Ω


Power Supply

  • +/- 15v from 500 series rack

Product Dimensions

  • 1.5” x 6.5” x 5.25”

Product Weight

  • .8 lbs

Shipping Dimensions

  • 13” x 13” x 5”

Shipping Weight

  • 3 lbs