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 our 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.
1-channel preamp with USA Cinemag input and output transformers
Stepped gain control; variable output attenuator
Front-panel DI, phantom power, polarity-reverse, hi-Z switch
External power supply minimizes noise
Convenient, rugged half-rack chassis
Preamp Type: Solid State
Number of Channels: 1
Phantom Power: 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)
Weight: 3.2 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number: B173MK2