Black Lion Audio B12A Quad 4-Channel Preamp with Mic and DI Inputs

BH #BLB12AQUAD • MFR #B12A QUAD
Black Lion Audio B12A Quad 4-Channel Preamp with Mic and DI Inputs
Key Features
  • For Engineers Who Prefer the 312 Sound
  • Warm, Punchy Sound
  • 4 x Mic Inputs & 2 x DI Inputs
  • Up to 70 dB of Gain
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Designed for recording engineers who want an updated take on 312A-style gain, the Black Lion Audio B12A Quad is a four-channel preamp with a punchy, rock'n'roll tone. It's suitable for recording drums, guitars, basses, or even aggressive vocals.
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Black Lion Audio B12A Quad Overview

Designed for recording engineers who want an updated take on 312A-style gain, the Black Lion Audio B12A Quad is a four-channel preamp with a punchy, rock'n'roll tone. It's suitable for recording drums, guitars, basses, or even aggressive vocals.

This preamp gives you four channels in a 1-RU package. XLR connections on the rear of the unit correspond nicely with your microphones, while you can plug any electric bass or electric guitar into the two 1/4" DI inputs located on the front panel. To better correspond with a variety of downstream gear, both XLR and 1/4" outputs are provided. Each output can be run in parallel, should you need to divert a single output to two different sonic destinations.

All four channels offer up to 70 dB of gain. Each channel sports its own phantom power switcher for condenser microphones, as well as a polarity-reverse selector and an 18 dB pad switch. A Hi-Z switch on channels one and two lets you choose between the mic and DI input. Gain and output knobs allow you to fine tune the level of each instrument; if you wished, you could drive the signal hard with the gain knob for a harmonically rich tone, then lower the output knob to avoid clipping your digital converter downstream.

The B12A Quad employs Cinemag transformers on both the input and output stages, ensuring a rock-solid, meaty tone that lovers of classic 312-series preamps will enjoy. Output metering is made possible via four 7-segment light meters. These shine green most of the time, go yellow just before clipping, and of course, give you the red light when you're pumping too much signal through the unit.

UPC: 713541493483

Black Lion Audio B12A Quad Specs

Inputs
Input LevelMicrophone: +1 dBu maximum
DI: +18 dBu maximum
GainMicrophone: +26 to +70 dB
DI: +10 to +53 dB
ImpedanceMicrophone: 200 Ohms
DI: 1.1 MOhms
Pad18 dB for microphone input
Phantom Power48 V, selectable
Polarity Reverse180°, selectable
Controls4 x gain knobs
4 x output knobs
4 x phantom power selectors
4 x pad selectors
4 x polarity-reverse selectors 2 x Hi-Z selectors (channels 1 and 2)
ConnectionsMicrophone: 4 x XLR
DI: 2 x 1/4", phone type
Equivalent Input NoiseMicrophone: -120 dBu
DI: -102 dB
THD+NMicrophone at +4 dBu Output:
  • 0.012% at +22 dBu
  • 0.013% at +36 dBu
  • 0.046% at +56 dBu
  • 0.145% at +66 dBu

DI at +4 dBu Output:
  • 0.013% at +10 dBu
  • 0.124% at +36 dBu

 

BandwidthMicrophone: 10 Hz to 30 kHz (1 kHz, 150-Ohm source, unweighted)
DI: 10 Hz to 30 kHz (1 kHz, 600-Ohm source, unweighted)
Outputs
Output Level28 dBu maximum
Output Impedance600 Ohms
Connections4 x XLR
4 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm
Rack Space1 RU
DimensionsNot specified by manufacturer
WeightNot specified by manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight11.395 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)27 x 10.7 x 4.3"
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