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B12A MkII 500 Mic Pre

$599.00

The B12A MkII 500 packs the same punch as its 1⁄2 rack cousin, but in the convenient and flexible 500 series format. The API®-style design features a delicious CineMag input transformer, serves up huge portions of low-noise gain, and has the same classic American rock sound that the original API® 312A is known for! Get ready to fill your lunchbox®, ‘cause once you go Black Lion Audio, you never go back!

Additional 1 year warranty (3 years total)

We offer an additional one-year warranty on top of the standard two-year warranty on defects in materials and workmanship for this item from the date of purchase. See Disclaimer & Warranty tab for more info.

SKU: B12a mkII 500 Category:

Product Description

The B12A MkII 500 is a single-channel, 500 series microphone preamp in the style of an API® 312A. It features a CineMag input transformer, an Edcor output transformer, a Hi-Z input, phantom power, pad, and phase. Its plentiful, low-noise gain makes it easy to use with a wide range of microphones in live, broadcast, and studio environments. Its ultra-punchy, detailed Hi-Z input is perfect for capturing keyboards, synthesizers, and drum machines. It’s the ideal companion to pillowy, fat sounds, and will liven up a mix with an undeniable energy!

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Features

• 500 Series format (lunchbox® required)

• Cinemag Input Transformer

• Edcor Output Transformer

• 70dB Gain

• Hi-Z Input (passive, unbalanced)

• Phantom Power

• 18dB Pad

• Phase Switch

Specs

Mic Section

• Max Microphone Input Level: +1dBu

• Input Impedance: 200Ω

• Pad: 18dB

• Gain (no pad): +26dB to +70dB

• Equivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -120dBu

•THD+N (@ +4dBu output):

•.010% @ +22 dBu
•.010% @ +36 dBu
•.041% @ +56 dBu
•.122% @ +66 dBu

• Bandwidth (1kHz, 150Ω source,

unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz

D.I. Section

• Max D.I. Input Level: +18dBu

• Input Impedance: 1.1MΩ

• Pad: none

• Gain: +10dB to +53dB

• Equivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -94dB

•THD+N (@ +4dBu output):

•.009% @ +10 dBu
•.115% @ +36 dBu

• Bandwidth (1kHz, 600Ω unbalanced

source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz

Output Section

• Max Output Level: +28dBu

• Output Impedance: 600Ω

Power Supply

• +/- 15v (lunchbox® supply)

Product Dimensions

• 1.5” x 6.5” x 5.25”

Product Weight

• .8 lbs

Shipping Dimensions

• 13” x 11” x 5”

Shipping Weight

• 1.8 lbs

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ORDERING

Online:

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Mail

Believe it or not, orders can be placed by mailing a lovely card to:

Black Lion Audio
1801 W Belle Plaine Ave
Ste 102
Chicago, IL 60613

Payment Methods

We accept credit and debit cards (MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover), PayPal, checks, money orders, and real estate deed transfers (no mortgages or liens, please).

Order Fulfillment

Our products typically ship within 1-3 business days after payment has cleared. We will contact you if we’re experiencing longer-than-usual order fulfillment. You will be emailed a tracking number when your order ships.

Shipping

We use UPS (signature required) for shipping within the continental U.S., and USPS for shipping elsewhere. We can accommodate DHL and FedEx shipments upon request. You will be emailed a tracking number when your order ships.
We won’t adjust invoices to help international shipments avoid import duties, so please don’t ask. Your time is better spent lobbying your local government.

Returns & Exchanges

If you aren’t completely satisfied with your purchase, you can return or exchange it for up to 14 days from the time you receive it. Items must be in their original packaging and in “new” condition to be eligible for a return or exchange. Refunds will only be processed after a returned item has passed our quality control inspection. We can only accept returns or exchanges for items bought directly from us. Please email us at info@blacklionaudio.com to request an RMA form. Returns and exchanges that don’t include a completed RMA form in the box cannot be processed. Return shipping is not covered by B.L.A.

Warranty

We extend a two-year warranty on defects in materials and workmanship for all Black Lion Audio products from the date of purchase. This does not cover user error, wear, tear, or abuse. Should your B.L.A. product experience any problems or failures during the warranty period, please email us at info@blacklionaudio.com to request an RMA form. Warranty repairs that don’t include a completed RMA form in the box cannot be processed.

Non-Warranty Repairs

If your B.L.A. product is in need of a repair that isn’t covered by our warranty, please email us at info@blacklionaudio.com to request an RMA form. Repairs that don’t include a completed RMA form in the box cannot be processed. We charge a nominal bench fee that covers most repairs. If the cost of a repair exceeds the bench fee, we will contact you.

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