Black Lion AudioAuteur 500 Mic Pre


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Black Lion Audio Auteur 500

The Auteur 500 is a single channel, 500 series preamp that features an instrument input, phase, +48VDC phantom power, and a 10dB input signal pad.

There are lots of mic preamps available these days. What makes this one so special?

For one, it’s a design that’s somewhat unique in its approach. Being admirers of the fully balanced, transformerless circuits found in highly acclaimed recording consoles, Black Lion Audio chose to use a similar topology.

They began with a high speed input stage that picks up lots of detail and nuance, and then followed it with a high current output stage. BLA also like classic transformer-based designs because of the characteristic they lend to the audio signal. Because of this, they added a 600 ohm, M-6 silicon steel output transformer to give the audio a thick quality that’s reminiscent of a prized vintage preamp.

It’s the best of both worlds!

Auteur 500 Features

  • 500 Series format (500 series rack required) 
  • Single Channel 
  • Ultra High-Speed Input 
  • Stage Edcor Output 
  • Transformer 67dB Gain 
  • Phantom Power 
  • Phase Switch 
  • 13dBu Pad 
  • Hi-Z Input
  • Channels: One
  • Gain: 0-66dB
  • THD+Noise: -110dB @ 1 kHz
  • Headroom: 26dB
  • Input impedance: 8k
  • Output impedance: 600 ohms
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