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Black Lion Audio B173 500 Series Mic Preamp / DI

Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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1500000000204471
Product Description:

Imagine the extended low end, creamy mids and polished high end sound of a classic 1073, in a 500 Series format that's a fraction of the price. That's what you get with Black Lion Audios B173 Preamp / DI 500 Series module. The preamp and line amp circuitry found in the B173 500 is identical to the original B173. Not a single component or desig...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Imagine the extended low end, creamy mids and polished high end sound of a classic 1073, in a 500 Series format that's a fraction of the price. That's what you get with Black Lion Audios B173 Preamp / DI 500 Series module. The preamp and line amp circuitry found in the B173 500 is identical to the original B173. Not a single component or design feature was compromised while converting it to a smaller package. As a result, the circuit boards are jam packed with all sorts of delicious components, including a brawny Cinemag input transformer.

The power supply is the backbone of any preamp design, and can make a huge impact on the overall sound and performance of the preamp. The +24V rail needed to power the B173 500 is painstakingly converted from the +/- 16V rails of a 500 series rack using a custom DC-DC converter circuit specially designed to keep any unwanted noise or modulations out of the signal path. Complete isolation is then achieved through the use of inductors, ferrite beads, decoupling capacitors, power regulation, and a custom enclosure surrounding the entire circuit. The B173 500’s “Class A”, discrete circuitry combined with high-end components provide a fresh approach to a classic sound that won’t disappoint.

Features

  • 500 Series format (500 series rack required for use)
  • Cinemag Input Transformer
  • Edcor Output Transformer
  • 80dB Gain
  • Hi-Z Input (passive, unbalanced)
  • Phantom Power
  • Phase Switch
  • Output Attenuator
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