Black Lion B12A Quad Four-Channel 312A-Style Preamp

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SKU
418860
  • The API 312A, the B12A Quad four-channel microphone preamplifier packs a massive punch.
  • Inspired by a legendary vintage American console mic preamp.
  • With its transformer-coupled input and output stages and 70dB of gain on tap, the B12A Quad serves up heaping portions of low-noise headroom.
  • Now you’ll finally be able to use your low-output ribbon mics on quiet sources.
  • The B12A Quad imparts a bold sonic assertiveness that beefs up any signal you pass through it.
Our price £1,295.00 £1,079.17
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Black Lion B12A Quad Four-Channel 312A-Style Preamp


Its design inspired by a legendary vintage American console mic preamp, the API 312A, the B12A Quad four-channel microphone preamplifier packs a massive punch. With its transformer-coupled input and output stages and 70dB of gain on tap, the B12A Quad serves up heaping portions of low-noise headroom. Now you’ll finally be able to use your low-output ribbon mics on quiet sources! The B12A Quad imparts a bold sonic assertiveness that beefs up any signal you pass through it.

 

The B12A Quad is a four-channel version of the company’s single-channel B12A Mk2. More than just another 312A clone, the B12A Quad combines vintage-inspired sonics and modern features in a rugged 1RU chassis with a smart feature set that will satisfy the most demanding audio engineers. A revised gain stage and lower noise floor deliver cleaner sound with lower distortion, while CineMag input and output transformers keep things warm, creamy, and beefy. Two front-panel DIs impart harmonic richness to guitars, basses, and synths, while stepped input gain and variable output attenuation give you exacting control over transformer saturation. Per-channel metering displays how hot your output signal is hitting the parallel TRS/XLR outputs, while an external power supply keeps noise out of your tracks.

 

Key Features:

  • Classic 312A preamp design with 70 dB gain
  • All-rounder for detailed recordings, e.g. Vocals, drums, guitar etc.
  • Very low-noise signal path
  • Cinemag transformers in the inputs and outputs
  • Channels 1 and 2 with additional DI input
  • Switchable 48 V phantom power, phase reversal and 18 dB pad (mic-in) per channel
  • Input level Mic In: +1 dBu / DI In: +18 dBu
  • Frequency range: 10 Hz - 30000 Hz
  • Gain Mic In: 26 to 70 dB / DI In: +10 to 53 dB
  • THD + N Mic In: 0.01% / DI In: 0.115% (+36 dB gain, +4 dBu output)
  • Equivalent input noise Mic In: -120 dBu / DI In: -94 dBu
  • Input impedance Mic In: 200 Ohm / DI In: 1.1 MOhm (unbalanced)
  • Output level: +26 dBu
  • Output impedance: 600 ohms
  • 4 Inputs: XLR (balanced)
  • 2 Inputs: jack (unbalanced)
  • 4 Inputs: XLR and jack (balanced)
  • External power supply
  • Height: 1 U
  • Width: 19"
  • Depth: 178 mm
  • Weight: 4.5 kg