The Black Audio B173 is a single channel mic pre-amp with input and output transformers, stepped gain, output level control, phantom power, and phase. Its a homage to the Neve 1073
This is not only a serious contender for the most "bang for your buck" preamp in existence, but sonically stands on its own at any price point. Our goal was to capture the essence of the original Neve 1073 at a price anyone can afford, and we're proud to say that we've accomplished our goal! Give the B173 a try and prepare to be blown away!
Based on the Neve 1073 PreamplifierDiscrete Class A Circuit DesignInput and Output Transformers12-Step Gain Control+12 to +80 dB GainOutput Level ControlMicrophone/DI Input SwitchPhantom Power1RU 1/2 Rack Chassis
I/O: 1x XLR-3F balanced microphone input1x 1/4" DI input1x 1/4" outputControl: Gain knob in 12-stepsGain Range: +12 to +80 dB max gainTHD + N: at 12 dB gain: 0.07%at 62 dB gain: 0.14%Power Requirements: 24 VDC at 15 WWarm-Up Time: 2 to 3 minutesRack Mount: 1RU x 1/2Dimensions (W x H): 9.5 x 1.75" (24 x 4.4 cm)Weight: Not specified by the manufacturer