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!
Street Price: $1499 (shipping in January)B12A Quad: The B12A Quad is Black Lion Audio’s latest rendition of 312A-style gain with 70dB of bang! Housing four channels of Rock ‘n’ Roll punch in a 1U chassis, it delivers modern flair with solid vintage tone at an unbeatable price! Each channel of the B12A Quad has the same delicious Cinemag input transformer found in the venerable B12A Mk2, but also sports Cinemag output transformers, two front panel D.I.’s, output metering on every channel, and XLR/TRS parallel outputs in back! And if that doesn’t cook your noodle, the B12A Quad packs all of this punch at under $300/channel!
Street Price: $1199 (shipping in December)APS Monitors: Also, be sure to check out the new AEON 2 and Klasik speakers by APS Monitors!
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