Black Lion Audio releases Auteur MKII preamps


Black Lion Audio has announced the release of the Auteur MkII and Auteur MkII 500 mic preamps.

Black Lion Audio Auteur MKII
Black Lion Audio Auteur MKII 500

Building on the reputation and performance of the original Auteur design, the Auteur MKII boasts a revamped gain stage that results in higher gain, lower noise, lower distortion and an extended frequency response. The newly re-designed Auteur MKII retains the unique sonic combination of clarity and warmth that made the original design an instant classic. The preamp offers unsurpassed versatility, providing astounding performance on drums, adding silky polish to vocals and making guitars soar like never before. No matter the application, the Auteur MKII provides professional results. The preamp is available in dual-channel one-half-rack and 500 series formats, both with updated, superior specifications including a 10 Hz-to-30 kHz frequency response.

The Auteur MKII is a two-channel preamp that features high-speed input stages for capturing detail and nuance, and Edcor transformer-coupled output stages that impart a nice touch of vintage vibe. It also features up to 65 dB of gain, 26 dBu max output, phantom power, polarity reverse, balanced mic input on XLR, a balanced TRS quarter-inch jack line output and a -10 dB pad. The Auteur MKII is housed in a 1U, one-half-rack chassis and can be linked together with a second half-rack unit by using the included connector plate.

The Auteur MKII 500 is a single-channel, 500 series preamp that features up to 67 dB of gain, 28 dBu max output, phantom power, polarity reverse and a -13 dB pad, and a Hi-Z input.

Auteur MKII features

  • Dual Channel.
  • Ultra High-Speed Input Stages.
  • Edcor Output Transformers.
  • 65dB Gain.
  • Extended Frequency Response.
  • Low Distortion & Noise.
  • Phantom Power.
  • Phase Switch.
  • 10dBu Pad.
  • XLR Microphone Input.
  • TRS Line Output (balanced).

The Auteur MKII and Auteur MKII 500 preamps are available for purchase for $649 USD and $399 USD (MAP), respectively.

More information: Black Lion Audio

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