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Black Lion Audio B12A MkII

Black Lion Audio B12A MkII

4.75 4.75 out of 5, based on 1 Review

Inspired by the classic American rock sound of the original API® 312A, the B12A MKII delivers the high-end sound and rugged quality you’d expect from B.L.A., at an amazing price! The B12A MKII is a single-channel microphone preamp in the style of an API® 312A, and features an upgraded input transfor


30th October 2017

Black Lion Audio B12A MkII by bisszerk

  • Sound Quality 5 out of 5
  • Ease of use 5 out of 5
  • Features 4 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 4.75
Black Lion Audio B12A MkII

This unit is great. I have never used an API, but I do like how this thing sounds. If it is any testament to how an API really sounds then one day I may need to pick up some APIs or some more of these.

The sound is very forward. Brings tracks right out front in the mix. I find that coupled with a U87ai this pre doesn't need much EQ on vocals. There is a tightness in the low-end and a forward push in the upper-mids to highs.

Only reason I gave a 4 on the features, I would have liked a High pass filter.

Build quality is on par with my other preamps.

Excellent sound for excellent price.

 
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