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Black Lion Audio introduces the B173 Quad Single-Channel Preamps
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Black Lion Audio introduces the B173 Quad

Please give a warm welcome to all 70dB of Black Lion Audio’s latest iteration of 1073-style gain, the B173 Quad! Rather than “just another clone,” the B173 Quad seamlessly combines vintage character with modern sensibilities in a stylish 2U chassis with a feature set to satisfy the most demanding of audio engineers. A revamped gain stage and lower noise floor pave the way to a cleaner, lower distortion sound, while Cinemag input and output transformers keep things smooth and warm.

Two front panel D.I.’s impart a harmonically rich tone to guitars, keyboards, and synthesizers, and stepped input gain and variable output attenuation allow for perfect control over transformer saturation. Metering on all 4 channels displays how hot your output signal is hitting the parallel TRS/XLR outputs, and an external power supply keeps noise out of your tracks!

At under $375/channel, there’s no reason not to add a B173 Quad to your front end arsenal, or two!

check at at AES, Booth #340
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Old 6 days ago
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Cool, but that flip-floppy layout hurts my brains!

Added: OK, I get it now... they're staggered, rather than how my mind was initially trying to decode it.

Good work BL!
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Cool, but that flip-floppy layout hurts my brains!

Added: OK, I get it now... they're staggered, rather than how my mind was initially trying to decode it.

Good work BL!
I had the same initial response of "where is the pattern here" before eventually getting it. Some outlines of the channels on the front panel would've made it more obvious. That said, very interested in hearing this.
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