Black Lion Audio Auteur MkII

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The upgraded MkII stereo preamp is ready to rock your studio, at a great price!

The Auteur has been a staple preamp in studios around the world for many years. It has become the go-to choice for bridging the gap between clean, transparent preamps and those with lots of color and bite. The Auteur MkII is the next step in perfecting this combination of vintage and modern sound at an affordable price!

The Auteur MkII has a revamped gain stage that results in higher gain, lower noise, lower distortion, and a more extended frequency response than the original design. Use it on drums for rotund results. Throw it on vocals for a silky polish. Hear guitars soar like never before. No matter what you use it on, the Auteur MkII will do the job like a pro!


  • 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

Our ONE WITH EVERYTHING ZEN WARRANTY extends the standard manufacturer warranty by one year, see our ZEN WARRANTY page for details.

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