A vintage 1073 mic preamp has been a legendary piece of studio equipment for decades. These pres are able to bring out wonderful levels of weight, depth, and clarity from your microphones without muddying the levels. There’s just one concern… you’ll have a pay a lot to get your hands on one.
Black Lion Audio B173 mkII Microphone Preamp Features
- Big 1073-style gain
- Cinemag input and output transformers
- Variable output attenuation for control over transformer saturation
- Front panel D.I.
- Stepped input gain
- 48V phantom power
- Phase inverse controls
- Convenient half-rack sizing for mixing-and-matching
So what’s an audio engineer and producer to do?
Well, meet the Black Lion Audio B173 mkII — the most portable and price-friendly 1073 British-sound around!
The Black Lion Audio B173 mkII Microphone Preamp uses the same Cinemag input and output transformers as their B173 Quad! That means a whopping 70dB of gain, a revamped gain stage, and a lower noise floor for cleaner, lower distortion sound. A front panel D.I. 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.
Add the sound and style of the 1073 to your home studio at a great price! The Black Lion B173 mkII is sure to be a wonderful addition to your production setup.
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