Black Lion Audio B173 mkII Microphone Preamp

Black Lion's take on the classic 1073, this half-rack mic preamp gives you 70 dB of warm gain with tons of British character, complete with a front-panel DI.

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 BLA's 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.


- Big 1073-style gain
- Cinemag input and output transformers
- Variable output attenuation for control over transformer saturation
- Front panel D.I.
- Stepped input gain
- 48V phantom power and phase inverse controls
- Convenient half-rack sizing for mixing-and-matching
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 5.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 14 x 10 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): b173mk2

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