Black Lion Audio

Auteur Quad

Four Channel Mic Pre

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The Auteur Quad is the four channel microphone preamplifier version rack mount of our ever popular Auteur MK2 mic pre. The Auteur has become a studio staple over the last decade and is know for its fast, transparent IC based front end while also providing a fat, colorful back end via edcor transformers. This mixture of vintage and modern design approaches has led the Auteur to be known as the “Swiss army knife of preamps” that sounds great on everything. It especially shines on sources that require detail but also benefit from some thickness such as drums or vocals. Some of the major additions to the Quad over the 2 channel half rack unit would be the all new meters on all four channels as well as borrowing the loved DI circuit from our 500 series Auteur on the first 2 channels. This feature set as well as channel count gives you one of the most affordable preamps in the world at an unbelievable price


4-channel preamp with ultra-high-speed input stage and Edcor output transformer
Instrument DI jacks on channels 1 and 2
Mic/DI bandwidth: 10Hz–30kHz
65 dB of gain handles any type of microphone, including ribbons
Metering on all 4 channels
Per-channel phantom power, polarity reverse, and pad
Pad: 10dB (mic), 13dB (DI)


Preamp Type: Solid State

Number of Channels: 4

Phantom Power: Yes

Pads: -10dB

Polarity Switch: Yes

Analog Inputs: 4 x XLR (mic), 2 x 1/4″ (Hi-Z)

Analog Outputs: 4 x XLR, 4 x 1/4″

Frequency Response: 10Hz-30kHz (bandwidth)

Rack Spaces: 1U

Power Source: 4-pin DIN External power supply (included)

Height: 1.8″

Depth: 7.6″

Width: 19″

Weight: 6.1 lbs.