• Black Lion Audio BLA B173 Microphone Preamp Mic Pre 1/2 Rack

Introducing Black Lion Audio’s own 1073-style microphone preamp, the B173! Don’t let the price tag fool you. This is not only a serious contender for the most “bang for your buck” preamp in existence, but sonically stands on its own at any price point. Our goal was to capture the essence of the original 1073 at a price anyone can afford, and we’re proud to say that we’ve accomplished our goal! Tape Op gave it a run, and couldn’t agree more. Give the B173 a try and prepare to be blown away!


The B173 is Black Lion Audio’s homage to the highly revered 1073 mic pre. The B173 is a single channel mic preamp with input and output transformers, stepped gain, output level control, phantom power, and phase. It features a DI, 80dB of gain, and is housed in a 1U, 1/2 rack chassis.


Features


Cinemag Input Transformer

Edcor Output Transformer

80dB Gain

D.I. Input (active, unbalanced)

Phantom Power

Phase Switch

Output Attenuator

XLR Microphone Input

TRS Line Output (balanced)


Mic Section

Max Microphone Input Level: +1dBu

Input Impedance: 200Ω

Pad: None

Gain (no pad): +13dB to +80dB

Equivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -105dBu

THD+N (@ +4dBu output):

.10% @ +9 dBu

.12% @ +35 dBu

.13% @ +45 dBu

.16% @ +60 dBu

.85% @ +76 dBu

Bandwidth (1kHz, 150Ω source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz

D.I. Section

Max D.I. Input Level: +18dBu

Input Impedance: 1.1MΩ

Pad: None

Gain: Up to +25dB of gain

Equivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -100dBu

THD+N (@ +4dBu output):

.021% @ +10 dBu

.016% @ +20 dBu

Bandwidth (1kHz, 600Ω unbalanced source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz

Output Section

Max Output Level: +28dBu

Output Impedance: 600Ω

Power Supply

24VAC, 500mA External Supply

Product Dimensions

9.5” x 6.5” x 1.75”

Product Weight

3.2 lbs

Shipping Dimensions

13” x 13” x 5”

Shipping Weight

6 lbs

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Black Lion Audio BLA B173 Microphone Preamp Mic Pre 1/2 Rack

  • Brand: Black Lion Audio
  • Product Code: BLA B173 Microphone Preamp Mic
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $549.00
  • $499.00

  • Ex Tax: $499.00

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