Black Lion Audio Auteur 500-Series Preamp - Used  From Black Lion Audio

An affordable 500-series preamp with a transformerless input and a steel transformer based out!

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Manufacturer's Description from Black Lion Audio

There are lots of mic preamps available these days. What makes ours so special? For one, it’s a design that’s somewhat unique in its approach. Being admirers of the fully balanced, transformerless circuits found in highly acclaimed recording consoles, we chose to use a similar topology. We began with a high speed input stage that picks up lots of detail and nuance, and then followed it with a high current output stage. We also like classic transformer-based designs because of the characteristic they lend to the audio signal. Because of this, we added a 600 ohm, M-6 silicon steel output transformer to give the audio a thick quality that’s reminiscent of a prized vintage preamp. It’s the best of both worlds in our opinion.

The Auteur 500 is a single channel, 500 series preamp and features an instrument input, phase, +48VDC phantom power, and a 10dB input signal pad.

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Specifications

Channels:  One

Gain:  0-66dB

THD+Noise:  -110dB @ 1 kHz

Headroom:  26dB

Input impedance:  8k

Output impedance:  600 ohms