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!
What happens when you take the stately B12A and add some extra special sauce? You get the B12A MKII! With a titillating Cinemag input transformer, less noise, and more API®-style gain than ever before, the B12A MKII will sweeten your preamp collection for years to come! According to Phil O’Keefe at Harmony Central, “Black Lion Audio’s B12A MKII is one of the best ways to get into a 312A style preamp at a reasonable price,” (full review here). Get ready to hear what you’ve been missing!
The B12A MKII 500 packs the same punch as its 1⁄2 rack cousin, but in the convenient and flexible 500 series format. The API®-style design features a delicious Cinemag input transformer, serves up huge portions of low-noise gain, and has the same classic American rock sound that the original API® 312A is known for! Get ready to fill your lunchbox®, ‘cause once you go Black Lion Audio, you never go back!
Introducing Black Lion Audio’s own 1073-style microphone preamp, the B173! Don’t let the price tag fool you. This is not only a serious contender for the most “bang for your buck” preamp in existence, but sonically stands on its own at any price point. Our goal was to capture the essence of the original 1073 at a price anyone can afford, and we’re proud to say that we’ve accomplished our goal! Tape Op gave it a run, and couldn’t agree more. Give the B173 a try and prepare to be blown away!
The B173 is one of the most “bang for your buck” preamps in existence, and is now available in the 500 series format. The B173 500 not only delivers the beefy lows, buttery mids, and polished highs of a classic 1073 preamp, but does so at a fraction of the price!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.