Black Lion Audio


Half-Rack American-Styled Mic Pre

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Meet the Black Lion Audio B12A mkIII — the most portable 312A American-sound around! The B12A mkIII uses the same Cinemag input and output transformers as our B12A Quad for a whopping 70dB of gain. A front panel D.I. delivers a harmonically rich tone to guitars, keyboards, and synthesizers, and stepped input gain allow for perfect recall.


1-channel preamp with USA Cinemag input and output transformers

Stepped gain control; front-panel DI

Phantom power, polarity-reverse, 18dB pad, hi-Z switch

External power supply minimizes noise

Convenient, rugged half-rack chassis

Designed and assembled in the USA


Preamp Type: Solid State

Number of Channels: 1

Phantom Power: Yes

Pads: -18dB

Polarity Switch: Yes

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

Analog Outputs: 1 x 1/4″ TRS

Rack Spaces: Half-rack

Power Source: 24V AC Adapter (included)

Height: 1.75″

Depth: 6.5″

Width: 9.5″

Weight: 3.2 lbs.

Manufacturer Part Number: B12AMK3