Black Lion Audio Releases Auteur MKII Preamps

Black Lion Audio has released the Auteur MKII preamp line in two configurations, a dual-channel one-half-rack unit and a 500 series. Building on the original Auteur design, the Auteur MKII boasts a revamped gain stage that results in higher gain, lower noise, lower distortion and a 10 Hz-to-30 kHz frequency response. It retains the unique sonic combination of clarity and warmth, and can be used effectively on drums, vocals and guitars.

The Auteur MKII is a two-channel preamp that features high-speed input stages for capturing detail and nuance, and Edcor transformer-coupled output stages that impart a nice touch of vintage vibe. It also features up to 65 dB of gain, 26 dBu max output, phantom power, polarity reverse, balanced mic input on XLR, a balanced TRS quarter-inch jack line output and a -10 dB pad. The Auteur MKII is housed in a 1U, one-half-rack chassis and can be linked together with a second half-rack unit by using the included connector plate. The Auteur MKII 500 is a single-channel, 500 series preamp that features up to 67 dB of gain, 28 dBu max output, phantom power, polarity reverse and a -13 dB pad, and a Hi-Z input.

Auteur MKII Features:

» Dual Channel
» High-Speed Input Stages
» Edcor Output Transformers
» 65dB Gain
» Extended Frequency Response
» Low Distortion & Noise
» Phantom Power
» Phase Switch
» 10dBu Pad
» XLR Microphone Input
» TRS Line Output (balanced)
Black Lion Audio Auteur MKII

Auteur MKII Specifications:

» Mic Preamp Section
— Max Microphone Input Level: +1 dBu
— Input Impedance: 6000 ?
— Pad: -10 dB
— Gain (no pad): +14 dB to +65 dB
— Equivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -108 dB
— THD+N (@ +4 dBu output):
— .0033% @ +10 dBu Gain
— .0054% @ +24 dBu Gain
— .0112% @ +32 dBu Gain
— .027% @ +40 dBu Gain
— .078% @ +50 dBu Gain
— .21% @ +62 dBu Gain
— Bandwidth (1 kHz, 150? source, unweighted): 10 Hz to 30 kHz
» Output Section
— Max Output Level: +26 dBu
— Output Impedance: 150 ?

Specifications for Auteur MKII 500:

» Mic Section
— Max Microphone Input Level: +1 dBu
— Input Impedance: 6000 ?
— Pad: -13 dB
— Gain (no pad): +16 dB to +67 dB
— Equivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -108 dB
— THD+N (@ +4 dBu output):
— .0046% @ +12 dBu Gain
— .0064% @ +24 dBu Gain
— .012% @ +32 dBu Gain
— .028% @ +40 dBu Gain
— .085% @ +50 dBu Gain
— .3% @ +62 dBu Gain
— Bandwidth (1 kHz, 600Ω unbalanced source, unweighted): 10 Hz to 30 kHz
» D.I. Section
— Max D.I. Input Level: +18 dBu
— Input Impedance Balanced: 2.2 MΩ
— Input Impedance Unbalanced: 1.1 MΩ
— Pad: -13 dBu
— Gain: +16 dB to +67 dB
— Equivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -82 dB
» THD+N (@ +4 dBu output):
— .007% @ +12dBu
— .11% @ +40dBu
— Bandwidth (1 kHz, 600? unbalanced source, unweighted): 10 Hz to 30 kHz
» Output Section
— Max Output Level: +28 dBu
— Output Impedance: 600 Ω

Black Lion Audio’s preamps are available now at $649 for the two-channel Auteur MKII and $399for the Auteur MKII 500.
 
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Author: FutureMusic

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