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Black Lion Audio B12A MKII 500 Pre

Single-channel, 500 series microphone preamp in the style of an API 312A

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  • Product Description

    The Black Lion B12A MkII 500 is a single-channel, 500 series microphone preamp in the style of an API® 312A. It features a CineMag input transformer, an Edcor output transformer, a Hi-Z input, phantom power, pad, and phase. Its plentiful, low-noise gain makes it easy to use with a wide range of microphones in live, broadcast, and studio environments. Its ultra-punchy, detailed Hi-Z input is perfect for capturing keyboards, synthesizers, and drum machines. It’s the ideal companion to pillowy, fat sounds, and will liven up a mix with an undeniable energy!

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    • 500 Series format (lunchbox® required)
    • Cinemag Input Transformer
    • Edcor Output Transformer
    • 70dB Gain
    • Hi-Z Input (passive, unbalanced)
    • Phantom Power
    • 18dB Pad
    • Phase Switch



    Mic Section

    • Max Microphone Input Level: +1dBu
    • Input Impedance: 200Ω
    • Pad: 18dB
    • Gain (no pad): +26dB to +70dB
    • Equivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -120dB
    • THD+N:
      • .01% @ +26dB Gain
      • .011% @ +40dB Gain
      • .049% @ +60dB Gain
      • .15% @ +70dB Gain
    • Bandwidth (1kHz, 150Ω source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz


    D.I. Section

    • Max D.I. Input Level: +18dBu
    • Input Impedance: 500kΩ
    • Pad: none
    • Gain: +10dB to +53dB
    • Equivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -94dB
    • THD+N:
      • .008% @ +10dB Gain
      • .01% @ +25dB Gain
      • .03% @ +40dB Gain
      • .15% @ +53dB Gain
    • Bandwidth (1kHz, 600Ω unbalanced source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz


    Output Section

    • Max Output Level: +28dBu
    • Output Impedance: 600Ω
    • Power Supply: +/- 15v (lunchbox® supply)
    • Product Dimensions: 1.5” x 6.5” x 5.25”
    • Product Weight: .8 lbs
    • Shipping Dimensions: 13” x 11” x 5”
    • Shipping Weight: 1.8 lbs
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