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Black Lion Audio B173 Quad - 4 Channel Mic Preamp

Black Lion Audio

Regular price $2,649.00

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4 awesome pre's

Give a warm welcome to Black Lion Audio’s latest iteration of 1073-style gain, the B173 Quad! Rather than being just another clone, the B173 Quad seamlessly combines vintage character with modern sensibilities in a stylish 2U chassis with a feature set to satisfy the most demanding of audio engineers. A revamped gain stage and lower noise floor pave the way to a cleaner, lower distortion sound, while Cinemag input and output transformers keep things smooth and warm. Two front panel D.I.’s impart a harmonically rich tone to guitars, keyboards, and synthesizers, and stepped input gain and variable output attenuation allow for perfect control over transformer saturation. Metering on all 4 channels displays how hot your output signal is hitting the parallel TRS/XLR outputs, and an external power supply keeps noise out of your tracks!


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"Black Lion Audio have produced a great-sounding four-channel preamp that takes a classic design off into a more modern, versatile direction, trading a little of the 1073's gain for a slightly cleaner sound with lower noise.", Sound On Sound

"Excellent sound quality. Well built. Competitively priced, especially when considered on a per-channel basis. DI inputs sound very good. Original styling.", Sound On Sound

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