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Black Lion Audio Auteur MKII Preamp

Black Lion Audio Auteur MKII Preamp

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Product Code : AUTEUR-MKII


Black Lion Audio Auteur MKII Preamp

The Auteur MkII is a two channel preamp that features high-speed input stages that capture lots of detail and nuance, and transformer-coupled output stages that impart a nice touch of vintage vibe. It also features phantom power, phase, and a 10dB pad. It’s housed in a 1U, ½ rack chassis, and can be linked together with a second ½ rack unit by using the included connector plate.

“I just got an Auteur. At first, to my ears, I thought it sounded just OK. I was a little underwhelmed to be honest. Perhaps I had high hopes. But after a while, when I started mixing the sounds recorded through the Auteur I could see how excellent it is. I run vocals through it. I run synths through it. And everything is just elegantly flattened out a little bit, with just a hint of personality. But the magic comes afterwards, when I start mixing I realize how much has been done to the sound. It’s a delight to mix the tracks. It’s like magic. Ace stuff!”


“I ran a blind test of your Auteur versus SSL AWS 900+ channel mic pre’s and Focusrite ISA 220. The results are amazing: (Wider frequency and dynamic range, less artifacts and more vivid sound, more transparency at transients). I checked the acoustic guitar and vocals and showed the recorded signals to three other musicians; (I recorded with high-end LSC Van Den Hul cables to Pro Tools via Prism sound ADA-8XR at 96 kHz, AKG C414 mic).


  • Dual Channel
  • Ultra High-Speed Input Stages
  • Edcor Output Transformers
  • 65dB Gain
  • Extended Frequency Response
  • Low Distortion & Noise
  • Phantom Power
  • Phase Switch
  • 10dBu Pad
  • XLR Microphone Input
  • TRS Line Output (balanced)


Mic Section

• Max Microphone Input Level: +1dBu
• Input Impedance: 6000Ω
• Pad: 10dBu
• Gain (no pad): +14dB to +65dB
• Equivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -108dB
• THD+N (@ +4dBu output):

• .0033% @ +10dBu Gain

• .0054% @ +24dBu Gain

• .0112% @ +32dBu Gain

• .027% @ +40dBu Gain

• .078% @ +50dBu Gain

• .21% @ +62dBu Gain

• Bandwidth (1kHz, 150Ω source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz

Output Section
• Max Output Level: +26dBu
• Output Impedance: 150Ω

Power Supply
• 24VAC, 500mA External Supply

Product Dimensions
• 9.5” x 6.5” x 1.75”

Product Weight
• 3.2 lbs

Shipping Dimensions
• 13” x 11” x 5”

Shipping Weight
• 5.5 lbs

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