Black Lion Audio B12A MKII Preamp

Availability: Discontinued

SKU
418840
  • A premium-grade vintage-style microphone preamp.
  • Inspired by the API 312A.
  • Aiming to capture the essence of the classic American rock sound, the B12A MKII utilises a simple yet powerful design.
  • Inside, a Cinemag input transformer and an Edcor output transformer are at the heart of the preamp, delivering exceptional audio quality and performance.
Our price £535.00 £445.83

Black Lion Audio B12A MKII Preamp


Powerful Simplicity

The Black Lion Audio B12A MKII Preamp is a premium-grade vintage-style microphone preamp, inspired by the API 312A. Aiming to capture the essence of the classic American rock sound, the B12A MKII utilises a simple yet powerful design. Inside, a Cinemag input transformer and an Edcor output transformer are at the heart of the preamp, delivering exceptional audio quality and performance. The result is a rich, detailed sound that captures the warmth and depth of vintage preamps. The preamp also features built-in 48V Phantom Power, for connecting condenser microphones.

 

Rugged Design

The simple yet effective design of the B12A MKII makes it perfect for any studio and will fit in any 1U, 1/2 chassis. The front panel of the unit includes a 10dB Pad as well as a Phase Switch for added flexibility. Providing up to 70dB of gain, the B12A MKII Preamp can tame hotter signals with ease, creating a rich, textured sound reminiscent of classic rock recordings. The sleek, aluminium chassis features a large gain rotary control, allowing you to precisely dial in up to 70dB of gain.

 

Features:

  • Cinemag input transformer
  • Edcor output transformer
  • 70dB gain
  • Hi-Z Input (passive, unbalanced)
  • Phantom Power
  • 18dB pad
  • Phase switch
  • XLR microphone input
  • TRS line output (balanced)
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Specifications

Mic Section

  • Max Microphone Input Level: +1dBu
  • Input Impedance: 200 Ohms
  • Pad: 18dB
  • Gain (no pad): +26dB to +70dB
  • Equivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -120dBu
  • THD+N (@ +4dBu output): .012 @ +22 dBu | .013 @ +36 dBu | .046 @ +56 dBu | .145 @ +66 dBu
  • Bandwidth (1kHz, 150Ω source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz

 

D.I. Section

  • Max D.I. Input Level: +18dBu
  • Input Impedance: 1.1M Ohms
  • Pad: none
  • Gain: +10dB to +53dB
  • Equivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -102dB
  • THD+N (@ +4dBu output): .013 @ +10 dBu |.124 @ +36 dBu
  • Bandwidth (1kHz, 600 Ohms unbalanced / source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz

 

Output Section

  • Max Output Level: +28dBu
  • Output Impedance: 600 Ohms

 

General

  • Power Supply: 24VAC, 500mA External Supply
  • Dimensions: 9.5” x 6.5” x 1.75”
  • Product Weight: 1.45 kg (3.2 lbs)
  • Shipping Dimensions: 13” x 11” x 5”
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 kg (5.5lbs)