Black Lion Audio B12A MKII Preamp

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SKU
418840
  • 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)
Our price £534.00 £445.00
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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 the 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 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)