Black Lion Audio Releases 500 Series B12A MKII

Black Lion Audio has released the B12A mkII 500, an API-style single channel microphone preamp in the 500 series format. Already known for that classic API American rock sound, the mkII version features an upgraded input transformer, higher gain, and lower noise than the original B12A. It also features an output transformer, a Hi-Z input, phantom power, pad, and phase.
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Features:
» 500 Series format (“lunchbox” required)
» Cinemag Input Transformer
» Edcor Output Transformer
» 70dB Gain
» Hi-Z Input (passive, unbalanced)
» Phantom Power
» 18dB Pad
» Phase Switch

“The original B12A was very popular, but we were continually being asked by customers to modify them for more gain,” commented Nate Bierdeman, Director of Marketing for Black Lion Audio. “So we created the MKII with higher gain and lower noise. This revision also gave us the opportunity to integrate a nicer input transformer.”

Specifications:
» Mic Section
— Max Microphone Input Level: +1dBu
— Input Impedance: 200?
— 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, 150? source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz
» D.I. Section
— Max D.I. Input Level: +18dBu
— Input Impedance: 500k?
— 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, 600? unbalanced source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz
» Output Section
— Max Output Level: +28dBu
— Output Impedance: 600?
» Power Supply: +/- 15v (lunchbox® supply)
» Product Dimensions: 1.5” x 6.5” x 5.25”
» Product Weight: .8 lbs

Black Lion Audio’s B12A mkII 500 is available now for $599. The B12A mkII is also available as a 1/2 rack unit for $649.

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Author: FutureMusic

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