Black Lion Audio Auteur 2-Channel Microphone Preamp


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The Black Lion Audio Auteur Microphone Preamp is a design that's somewhat unique in its approach. Sam Ash Direct has the guaranteed lowest price and fast free, shipping.

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 would pick up lots of detail and nuance, and then followed it with a high current output stage. Circuit headroom is plentiful, and the input stage is very difficult to clip. Because of its fully balanced design, it can handle large input signals with ease.

Black lion Audio also likes 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 in their opinion.

The Auteur preamp is dual channel and features phase, +48vdc phantom power, and 10dB output signal pad.

Elements of the Auteur's chassis and presentation are extremely simple, with a minimum of the fluff and promotion that tends to drive up the cost of equipment in our industry. It's housed in a 1U high 1/2-rack space chassis, and can be linked together with a second Auteur to fill up a full rack space.  

If you're looking for eye candy and name recognition to dominate your equipment list, this probably isn't the preamp for you. On the other hand, if you're looking for the sort of performance normally associated with high-end designs but need to acquire it at a modest price, this mic preamp will make a wise and affordable investment for your home or project studio.

Get your Black Lion Audio Auteur 2-Channel Microphone Preamp today from Sam Ash Direct and enjoy the confidence that comes from fast, free shipping, the guaranteed lowest price and our 45/60-day return/price protection policy.

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  • Microphone Preamp
Model Auteur


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Black Lion AudioAuteur 2-Channel Microphone Preamp

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  • Great For 2ch Recorders
  • Kick Port And Beater
  • Nice With At250de
  • Perfect By Design
  • Snare Top And Bottom
  • Stereo Over Heads


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  • Snare Top Bottom
  • Stereo Recording

Comments about Black Lion Audio Auteur 2-Channel Microphone Preamp:

Need a pre that will be good for your to matched pair of mics? need the same great sound out of both? then look no more! I have been using 2 of these units on drums for great snare and over heads!

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