Products & Mods

MIC PRES

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    Auteur MKII – Two Channel Mic Pre

    The Auteur has been a staple preamp in studios around the world for many years. It has become the go-to choice for bridging the gap between clean, transparent preamps and those with lots of color and bite. The Auteur MKII is the next step in perfecting this combination of vintage and modern sound at an affordable price!
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    Auteur Quad – Four Channel Mic Pre

    The Auteur Quad is the four channel microphone preamplifier version rack mount of our ever popular Auteur MK2 mic pre. The Auteur has become a studio staple over the last decade and is know for its fast, transparent IC based front end while also providing a fat, colorful back end via edcor transformers. This mixture of vintage and modern design approaches has led the Auteur to be known as the “Swiss army knife of preamps” that sounds great on everything. It especially shines on sources that require detail but also benefit from some thickness such as drums or vocals. Some of the major additions to the Quad over the 2 channel half rack unit would be the all new meters on all four channels as well as borrowing the loved DI circuit from our 500 series Auteur on the first 2 channels. This feature set as well as channel count gives you one of the most affordable preamps in the world at an unbelievable price
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    B12A Quad – Four Channel Mic Pre

    Its design inspired by a legendary vintage American console mic preamp, the API 312A, the B12A Quad four channel microphone preamplifier packs a massive punch. With its transformer-coupled input and output stages and 70dB of gain on tap, the B12A Quad serves up heaping portions of low-noise headroom. Now you'll finally be able to use your low-output ribbon mics on quiet sources! The B12A Quad imparts a bold sonic assertiveness that beefs up any signal you pass through it.
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    B173 Quad – Four Channel Mic Pre

    The B173 Quad (four channel mic pre) packs a massive punch, delivering the muscular lows, assertive mids, and glossy highs characteristic of a vintage 1073 in a budget-friendly 2RU unit. The B173 Quad features high-end parts and discrete Class A circuitry with transformer-coupled input and output stages. With 70dB of gain on tap, the B173 Quad serves up heaping portions of low-noise headroom. Now you'll finally be able to use your low-output ribbon mics on quiet sources! The B173 Quad imparts a bold sonic assertiveness that beefs up any signal you pass through it. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }
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    Eighteen Channel Strip – EQ & Mic Pre

    Program Equalizer and Microphone Preamplifier Eighteen’s preamplifier circuit isn’t just another clone, but an original design built to pay proper tribute to some of the most classic designs ever made. The Eighteen starts with a Cinemag input transformer, but that’s far from where the magic stops. In order to get the absolute perfect sound we were looking to achieve with Eighteen meant a bit more work under the hood. This is where our new BLA1831 custom, discrete op-amp comes into play. Through an extensive period of component matching, we were able to create a custom op-amp that matched the vibe we were aiming for, while still matching a noise floor that is akin to modern equipment. The preamplifier also features polarity inverse, 48V phantom power, an 80Hz high-pass filter, and a 10kHz low-pass filter. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }
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  • B173 MKII Half-Rack British-Styled Mic Pre

    Meet the Black Lion Audio B173 mkII — the most portable 1073 British-sound around! The B173 mkII uses the same Cinemag input and output transformers as our B173 Quad for 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.
  • B12A MKIII Half-Rack American-Styled Mic Pre

    Meet the Black Lion Audio B12A mkIII — the most portable 312A American-sound around! The B12A mkIII uses the same Cinemag input and output transformers as our B12A Quad for a whopping 70dB of gain. A front panel D.I. delivers a harmonically rich tone to guitars, keyboards, and synthesizers, and stepped input gain allow for perfect recall.

MIC PRES - 500 SERIES

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    Auteur MKII 500 Mic Pre

    The Auteur MKII 500 is a single channel, 500 series preamp that features phantom power, phase, a 13dBu pad, and a Hi-Z input.
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    PBR-8 – 500 Series 8-Slot Rack with Built-in Patchbay

    PBR-8 - 500 Series 8-Slot Rack with Built-in Patchbay (Patented Black Lion Technology) Equipped with a fully balanced TT/Bantam patchbay, the PBR-8 is an 8-slot 500 Series chassis with unlimited routing options for quickly dialing in sounds without your modules having to be mounted in any particular order. With the PBR-8, you can easily audition a signal chain, re-route it, split it via one of the patchbay mults, send it to modules in another rack, route it back, then output it — all from the PBR-8's front panel.

COMPRESSORS

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    Seventeen Compressor – FET Limiting Amplifier

    The Seventeen is not your grandfather's ’76 compressor. It's not even a remake, but rather Black Lion's take on what the classic '76 limiting amplifier could have been, given the benefit of today's technology. Designed in collaboration with pro audio and plug-in guru Tobias Lindell and featuring an improved and redesigned IC-based front end, the Seventeen delivers profound detail and nuance never before heard with this type of compressor.
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    Bluey FET Limiting Amplifier

    The "Bluey" is a modified "Blue Stripe" compressor based off of the "golden" unit owned by Chris Lord-Alge. When certain components became unavailable, techs were forced to change the circuit, creating a one of a kind compressor that has been heard on countless hits. To get the exacting detail that Chris Lord-Alge has enjoyed from the original Bluey, we not only used custom CineMag transformers, we actually recreated his console’s insert path and built it right into the Bluey — giving everyone the same console feel! But we didn’t stop there: We also added an active wet/dry mix for easy parallel compression, as well as a stereo link! Bluey was designed with a vintage-inspired PCB layout, 1% resistors, polyester capacitors, and a linear power supply — meaning that Bluey is built to last! And like all Black Lion products, Bluey is hand assembled and tested in the USA. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }
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    B172A Hybrid FET/Optical Compressor

    Two classics in one chassis, the B172A marries the Seventeen version of the legendary "76" FET limiter with their take on the renowned "2A" tube optical compressor. Whether you use the FET and opto separately — or in series, where one catches the audio's peaks and the other provides the heavy compression — the B172A will blow you away with its incredible sound and versatility. The B172A's Dual Mono Link makes it easy to route your signal through the 17 and 2A circuits in any order. Painstaking effort went into choosing the best transformers needed for each circuit. Spec'd with a CineMag input transformer on the 2A side, BLA’s own Chicago-wound output transformers on both circuits, high-grade signal path and decoupling capacitors, the B172A gives you ultra-convenient access to a pair of classic dynamics processors while also providing a valuable signal processing tool never before available in a single chassis. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }
    Rated 5.00 out of 5

INTERFACES

  • Revolution 2×2

    USB 2 Channel Portable Recording Interface - Modded Out Of The Box! Revolution 2x2 is built with the most cutting edge, high-end ICs. High-end Vishay, Nichicon, and Wima capacitors are used throughout the entire circuit. All internal gain-staging has been optimized for the very lowest signal-to-noise ratio. All of the analog I/O has not only been built with the finest components, but are fully decoupled and balanced — right to the very core of the convertor! Most manufacturers do not follow this practice, and that allows extra noise contamination during both capture and playback. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }
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    Rated 5.00 out of 5

POWER CONDITIONERS

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    PG-1 Power Conditioner

    Your gear deserves the best power, and we took great care in making sure the PG-1 delivers just that, thanks to PG-99 Filtering Technology. The PG-1 is built using premium Panasonic and Wima capacitors, due to their superior execution in eliminating high frequency noise that robs equipment of its peak performance. In testing, this has provided an average of 99.7% of noise filtering, as opposed to the typical average of 85% found in other power conditioners at the same price point.

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    PG-1 Type F Power Conditioner

    Your gear deserves the best power, and we took great care in making sure the PG-1 Type F delivers just that, thanks to PG-99 Filtering Technology. The PG-1 Type F is built using premium Panasonic and Wima capacitors, due to their superior execution in eliminating high frequency noise that robs equipment of its peak performance. In testing, this has provided an average of 99.7% of noise filtering, as opposed to the typical average of 85% found in other power conditioners at the same price point. Combine that superior power filtration with an impressive power absorption rating of 2775 joules,  and your gear isn’t just getting quality power, but it’s protected from the most unsafe of scenarios that can happen!
  • PG-XLM Power Conditioner

    Rackmount PG-XLM Power Conditioner with PG-90 Filtering Technology, Panasonic and Wima capacitors, eight rear switched, filtered and surge protected outlets, one front-panel switched convenience outlet, real-time voltage meter, 2 pull-out lamps and USB port for device charging. Your gear deserves the best power, and we took great care in making sure the PG-X delivers just that — thanks to PG-90 Filtering Technology. In testing, this has provided an average of 90% of noise filtering, as opposed to the typical average of 76% found in other power conditioners at the same price point.
  • PG-X Power Conditioner

    Rackmount PG-X Power Conditioner with PG-90 Filtering Technology, Panasonic and Wima capacitors, eight rear switched, filtered and surge protected outlets, one front-panel switched convenience outlet and USB port for device charging. Your gear deserves the best power, and we took great care in making sure the PG-X delivers just that — thanks to PG-90 Filtering Technology. In testing, this has provided an average of 90% of noise filtering, as opposed to the typical average of 76% found in other power conditioners at the same price point.

WORD CLOCKING

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    Micro Clock MKIII XB Upgrade

    If you'd like to upgrade a Micro Clock MKIII you already own to a Micro Clock MKIII XB, please add this upgrade to your cart (and the optional 1 year warranty add-on if you'd like). Once you pay for the XB upgrade, you will need to fill out an RMA form to include with your standard Micro Clock MKIII, then will need to ship both items to the address on the form at your earliest convenience. Our turnaround time on XB upgrades is typically 7-10 business days from the time we receive your unit. We will contact you when it's ready to ship back out.
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    Micro Clock MKIII XB

    The Micro Clock MKIII XB is the most accurate word clock we’ve developed to date. With only 0.6pS RMS of jitter at the BNC outputs, it has less than one third of the jitter of the standard Micro Clock MKIII! It boasts incredibly accurate crystal oscillators and superior quality galvanic isolation, both of which contribute to the extraordinarily low jitter measurement.
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    Micro Clock MKIII

    The Micro Clock MKIII is the culmination of almost 10 years of research involving jitter-reducing, harmonic-enhancing design techniques not found in any other master word clocks on the market. It not only can sync all of your digital audio gear together, but can significantly improve the sound quality as well. It may be the most significant single upgrade you can make to your digital audio setup. Get ready to hear what you’ve been missing!
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    Micro Clock MKII

    The Micro Clock MKII is a simple, yet elegant design in external clocking. It features ultra-low jitter, third order crystal oscillators with a high current parallel drive circuit designed to maintain harmonic content of the signal regardless of loading conditions. In addition to this, proprietary noise reduction circuitry dramatically eliminates unwanted switching harmonics normally found in digital signals. The Micro Clock MKII is one of the best performing external word clocks in the pro audio market today.
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