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{"id":4497700126766,"title":"Black Lion Audio B173 Mic Pre","handle":"black-lion-audio-b173-mic-pre","description":"\u003cp\u003eIntroducing 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\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"spb-heading spb-text-heading\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFRONT\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003csection class=\"row \"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spb_content_element col-sm-12 spb_text_column\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spb-asset-content\"\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e POWER:\u003c\/strong\u003e flip switch up to turn preamp on (there’s a 2-3 minute “warm up” time for lowest distortion), flip switch down to turn preamp off\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e MIC GAIN (stepped, 12-position switch):\u003c\/strong\u003e clockwise rotation yields an increase in input signal amplitude, counterclockwise rotation yields a decrease in input signal amplitude\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e 48v:\u003c\/strong\u003e engage to turn phantom power on, disengage to turn phantom power off\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e PHASE (Ø):\u003c\/strong\u003e engage to adjust input signal polarity by 180°, disengage to leave input signal polarity unchanged\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e OUTPUT LEVEL:\u003c\/strong\u003e clockwise rotation yields less attenuation, counterclockwise rotation yields more attenuation (for beginners, it’s best to leave the output level fully clockwise and increase Mic Gain as needed so as not to saturate the input transformer)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDI:\u003c\/strong\u003e engage to select front panel TS jack as input source, disengage to select rear panel XLR jack as input source\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"spb-heading spb-text-heading\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBACK\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003csection class=\"row \"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spb_content_element col-sm-12 spb_text_column\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spb-asset-content\"\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e OUTPUT:\u003c\/strong\u003e balanced, line-level TRS output\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e INPUT:\u003c\/strong\u003e balanced, mic-level XLR input\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e GND:\u003c\/strong\u003e internal chassis ground\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePOWER:\u003c\/strong\u003e 24VAC input jack (only use a BLA-specified power supply)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"row-fluid ui-accordion-content ui-helper-reset ui-widget-content ui-corner-bottom ui-accordion-content-active\" id=\"ui-id-4\" aria-labelledby=\"ui-id-3\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-hidden=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003csection class=\"row \"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spb_content_element col-sm-12 spb_text_column\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spb-asset-content\"\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"ui-sortable-handle\"\u003eMic Section\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMax Microphone Input Level: +1dBu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eInput Impedance: 200Ω\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePad: None\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eGain (no pad): +13dB to +80dB\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEquivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -105dBu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTHD+N (@ +4dBu output):\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e.10% @ +9 dBu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e.12% @ +35 dBu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e.13% @ +45 dBu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e.16% @ +60 dBu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e.85% @ +76 dBu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBandwidth (1kHz, 150Ω source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"ui-sortable-handle\"\u003eD.I. Section\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMax D.I. Input Level: +18dBu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eInput Impedance: 1.1MΩ\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePad: None\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eGain: Up to +25dB of gain\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEquivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -100dBu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTHD+N (@ +4dBu output):\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e.021% @ +10 dBu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e.016% @ +20 dBu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBandwidth (1kHz, 600Ω unbalanced source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"ui-sortable-handle\"\u003eOutput Section\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMax Output Level: +28dBu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOutput Impedance: 600Ω\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"ui-sortable-handle\"\u003ePower Supply\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e24VAC, 500mA External Supply\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"ui-sortable-handle\"\u003eProduct Dimensions\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e9.5” x 6.5” x 1.75”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"ui-sortable-handle\"\u003eProduct Weight\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e3.2 lbs\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"ui-sortable-handle\"\u003eShipping Dimensions\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e13” x 13” x 5”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"ui-sortable-handle\"\u003eShipping Weight\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e6 lbs\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/section\u003e","published_at":"2020-04-16T16:50:35+02:00","created_at":"2020-04-16T16:55:04+02:00","vendor":"Black Lion Audio","type":"Microphone Preamps","tags":["Black Lion Audio","Microphone Preamps","Preamps","Preamps \u0026 Channel Strips","Shop by category_ Preamps","Shop by category_Preamps","Shop by category_Preamps \u0026 Channel Strips"],"price":59900,"price_min":59900,"price_max":59900,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":31969051050030,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"B173","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Black Lion Audio B173 Mic Pre","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":59900,"weight":1451,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":0,"inventory_management":null,"inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":"700254867007"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0292\/6125\/products\/B173-FRONT.jpg?v=1587052652","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0292\/6125\/products\/B173-BACK.jpg?v=1587052652"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0292\/6125\/products\/B173-FRONT.jpg?v=1587052652","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":6416376987694,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":2.566,"height":1169,"width":3000,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0292\/6125\/products\/B173-FRONT.jpg?v=1587052652"},"aspect_ratio":2.566,"height":1169,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0292\/6125\/products\/B173-FRONT.jpg?v=1587052652","width":3000},{"alt":null,"id":6416377020462,"position":2,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":3.028,"height":991,"width":3001,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0292\/6125\/products\/B173-BACK.jpg?v=1587052652"},"aspect_ratio":3.028,"height":991,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0292\/6125\/products\/B173-BACK.jpg?v=1587052652","width":3001}],"content":"\u003cp\u003eIntroducing 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\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"spb-heading spb-text-heading\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFRONT\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003csection class=\"row \"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spb_content_element col-sm-12 spb_text_column\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spb-asset-content\"\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e POWER:\u003c\/strong\u003e flip switch up to turn preamp on (there’s a 2-3 minute “warm up” time for lowest distortion), flip switch down to turn preamp off\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e MIC GAIN (stepped, 12-position switch):\u003c\/strong\u003e clockwise rotation yields an increase in input signal amplitude, counterclockwise rotation yields a decrease in input signal amplitude\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e 48v:\u003c\/strong\u003e engage to turn phantom power on, disengage to turn phantom power off\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e PHASE (Ø):\u003c\/strong\u003e engage to adjust input signal polarity by 180°, disengage to leave input signal polarity unchanged\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e OUTPUT LEVEL:\u003c\/strong\u003e clockwise rotation yields less attenuation, counterclockwise rotation yields more attenuation (for beginners, it’s best to leave the output level fully clockwise and increase Mic Gain as needed so as not to saturate the input transformer)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDI:\u003c\/strong\u003e engage to select front panel TS jack as input source, disengage to select rear panel XLR jack as input source\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"spb-heading spb-text-heading\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBACK\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003csection class=\"row \"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spb_content_element col-sm-12 spb_text_column\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spb-asset-content\"\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e OUTPUT:\u003c\/strong\u003e balanced, line-level TRS output\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e INPUT:\u003c\/strong\u003e balanced, mic-level XLR input\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e GND:\u003c\/strong\u003e internal chassis ground\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePOWER:\u003c\/strong\u003e 24VAC input jack (only use a BLA-specified power supply)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"row-fluid ui-accordion-content ui-helper-reset ui-widget-content ui-corner-bottom ui-accordion-content-active\" id=\"ui-id-4\" aria-labelledby=\"ui-id-3\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-hidden=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003csection class=\"row \"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spb_content_element col-sm-12 spb_text_column\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spb-asset-content\"\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"ui-sortable-handle\"\u003eMic Section\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMax Microphone Input Level: +1dBu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eInput Impedance: 200Ω\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePad: None\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eGain (no pad): +13dB to +80dB\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEquivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -105dBu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTHD+N (@ +4dBu output):\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e.10% @ +9 dBu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e.12% @ +35 dBu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e.13% @ +45 dBu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e.16% @ +60 dBu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e.85% @ +76 dBu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBandwidth (1kHz, 150Ω source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"ui-sortable-handle\"\u003eD.I. Section\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMax D.I. Input Level: +18dBu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eInput Impedance: 1.1MΩ\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePad: None\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eGain: Up to +25dB of gain\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEquivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -100dBu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTHD+N (@ +4dBu output):\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e.021% @ +10 dBu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e.016% @ +20 dBu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBandwidth (1kHz, 600Ω unbalanced source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"ui-sortable-handle\"\u003eOutput Section\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMax Output Level: +28dBu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOutput Impedance: 600Ω\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"ui-sortable-handle\"\u003ePower Supply\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e24VAC, 500mA External Supply\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"ui-sortable-handle\"\u003eProduct Dimensions\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e9.5” x 6.5” x 1.75”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"ui-sortable-handle\"\u003eProduct Weight\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e3.2 lbs\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"ui-sortable-handle\"\u003eShipping Dimensions\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e13” x 13” x 5”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"ui-sortable-handle\"\u003eShipping Weight\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e6 lbs\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/section\u003e"}

Black Lion Audio B173 Mic Pre

Product Description
$599.00
Maximum quantity available reached.

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

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.

FRONT

  1. POWER: flip switch up to turn preamp on (there’s a 2-3 minute “warm up” time for lowest distortion), flip switch down to turn preamp off
  2. MIC GAIN (stepped, 12-position switch): clockwise rotation yields an increase in input signal amplitude, counterclockwise rotation yields a decrease in input signal amplitude
  3. 48v: engage to turn phantom power on, disengage to turn phantom power off
  4. PHASE (Ø): engage to adjust input signal polarity by 180°, disengage to leave input signal polarity unchanged
  5. OUTPUT LEVEL: clockwise rotation yields less attenuation, counterclockwise rotation yields more attenuation (for beginners, it’s best to leave the output level fully clockwise and increase Mic Gain as needed so as not to saturate the input transformer)
  6. DI: engage to select front panel TS jack as input source, disengage to select rear panel XLR jack as input source

BACK

  1. OUTPUT: balanced, line-level TRS output
  2. INPUT: balanced, mic-level XLR input
  3. GND: internal chassis ground
  4. POWER: 24VAC input jack (only use a BLA-specified power supply)

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
Sku: B173

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