The Black Lion Audio B173 mkII Half-Rack British-Styled Preamp
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.
Big 1073-style gain
Cinemag input and output transformers
Variable output attenuation for control over transformer saturation
Front panel D.I.
Stepped input gain
48V phantom power and phase inverse controls
Convenient half-rack sizing for mixing-and-matching