Black Lion Audio Auteur MKIII 2-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

Back for round 3 in a more compact chassis, BLA's Auteur pre brings out the best in your mics with a transparent front end and vintage-inspired output stage.

True Chicago born sound. Black Lion Audio has been known and trusted for years as the go-to masters of audio equipment modification -- taking gear to new heights with uncompromising mods. Years of preamplifier modification have culminated into their own offering of Chicago-style sonic bliss: the Auteur mkIII, 2 channels of fast response, with fat low-end sound.

A flexible, well-rounded design.

The Auteur mkIII design starts with a modern front-end that's best described as fast and transparent -- perfect for capturing every nuance and detail. This is followed up by a vintage-inspired output-stage design coupled with a Cinemag transformer for massive, colorful sound. This design approach results in a preamp that's a perfect jack-of-all-trades that sounds amazing on everything you can throw at it.

Both channels have line level inputs for adding warmth and weight to keyboards, synths and even full stereo mixes. The Hi-Z switch makes for a stellar instrument input for direct capture of guitar and bass.

Auteur mkIII features a tour-worthy chassis, that's extremely portable. Not only is it great on the go, but it fits perfect on a desktop for smaller setups. Removable rack ears are also included, as Auteur mkIII can be racked in a 1/2U space.

Every good mic needs a great preamp to bring out its best, and the Auteur mkIII is an exceptional offering for your entire microphone collection.


- 2-channel microphone preamplifier
- Modern IC-based front-end for fast read more and transparent sound
- Vintage-inspired transformer-coupled output-stage featuring Cinemag transformers for massive, colorful sound
- Line and Hi-Z input
- -10dB pad, 48v phantom power, and polarity reverse for each channel
- 62dB of gain
- Balanced TRS line outputs
- Removable rack ears included with 1U 1/2 rack compatibility
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -
read less

Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 5.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 13 x 10 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): auteurmk3

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 773-549-1885


  • 8 x
FREE -Day Shipping!
Get it  for
Get it by if you order within
Shipping to