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Black Lion Audio B173 MKII Half-Rack Preamp  From Black Lion Audio

The B173 MKII captures the essence of the original Neve 1073 at a price anyone can afford and conveniently sized in a half-rack space.

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$449.00

Retail:  $649.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Black Lion Audio

Meet the Black Lion Audio B173 mkII — the most portable 1073 British-sound around! The B173 mkII uses the same Cinemag input and output transformers as our B173 Quad for a whopping 70dB of gain, a revamped gain stage, and a lower noise floor for cleaner, lower distortion sound. A front panel D.I. delivers a harmonically rich tone to guitars, keyboards, and synthesizers, and stepped input gain and variable output attenuation allow for perfect control over transformer saturation.

 

Thick, classic British-sound

• Big 1073-style gain

• Cinemag input and output transformers

• Variable output attenuation for control over transformer saturation

• Front panel D.I.

• Stepped input gain

• 48V phantom power and phase inverse controls

• Convenient half-rack sizing for mixing-and-matching

 

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Specifications

Noise Floor: 105dBu

Dynamic range: 112dBu

Gain Range: Mic +12dB to +80dB, DI -inf to +24dB

DI input impedance: 1 Megohm

Mic input impedance: 150 ohms

Mic at minimum gain: .2% THD+N

Mic at 50dB of gain: .16% THD+N

DI at unity: .02% THD+N

Shipping Weight: 5 lbs 

Shipping Dimensions: 13 x 10 x 4 in