Black Lion Audio B173 MKII | Single-Channel Microphone Preamplifier
- Big 1073-style gain
- Cinemag input and output transformers
- Variable output attenuation for control over transformer saturation
- Front panel D.I.
- Stepped input gain
Meet the Black Lion Audio B173 MKII — the most portable 1073 British-sound around! The B173 mkII uses the same Cinemag input and output transformers as the B173 Quad for a whopping 70 dB of gain, a revamped gain stage, and a lower noise floor for cleaner, lower distortion sound. A front panel DI delivers a harmonically rich tone to guitars, keyboards, and synthesizers, and stepped input gain and variable output attenuation allow for perfect control over transformer saturation.
This a very good pre. It might not be as quiet as the much more expenive brands but the sound is very transparent and natural. It handles input that may be slightly distorted going in very well.
All of the hype is real. They are far and away the best pres you can get for the money. I'll buy more soon.
very good gain and a super clean sound.