Black Lion Audio Auteur mkIII 2-Channel Mic Preamp and DI

$ 359.00

The Auteur mkIII 2-Channel Mic Preamp from Black Lion Audio combines modern high-speed front-end input stages that capture every transient detail and nuance with output stages coupled with Cinemag transformers to provide vintage color and a fat low end. The 1/4" Hi-Z instrument/line inputs on the front panel let you add console-style warmth directly to instruments at the input, or add outboard effects, or even full mixes—all while keeping transients intact.

Each channel supplies up to 62 dB of gain, along with 48V phantom power, phase inversion, and a 10 dB pad. The mkIII preamp's fast response and revamped gain stage offer lower noise, lower distortion, and an extended frequency response that's well suited for use on vocals, electric guitars, bass, and even drums. Housed in a 1 RU, half-rack chassis, this preamp can also be linked together with a second half-rack unit by using the included connector plate.

Features at a Glance
  • Dual-channel microphone preamplifier in desktop-friendly, half-rack chassis
  • Fast and transparent input stages for clear transients and nuanced details
  • Vintage-inspired output-stage with Cinemag transformers for massive colorful sound
  • Two XLR microphone inputs on rear panel
  • Two 1/4" Hi-Z instrument/line inputs on front panel
  • 62 dB gain
  • Extended frequency response
  • 48V phantom power
  • Low distortion noise
  • Phase switch
  • 10 dBu pad
  • TRS line balanced outputs

Box Contains

    Black Lion Audio Auteur mkIII 2-Channel Mic Preamp and DI
  • Rack Ears
  • Power Supply

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You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

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Long Island City NY 11101

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Please read conditions below. If all conditions are not met, Kellards reserves the right to refuse the return or to charge a minimum 15% restocking fee. All returned items must be in new condition, in their original unaltered box (including an intact UPC code) and must include all packing material, blank warranty cards, manuals and accessories. Kellards can only refund the original purchase price. Shipping and handling fees are nonrefundable.

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Defective or Damaged Items

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