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Black Lion Audio B172A

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2 compressors in one unit; FET & Opto based on the Urei 1176 & the Teletronix LA2A, with Stereo Link  All product info

£ 1,576.00
incl. VAT, incl. Shipping Costs
or cheap with financing
available soon, estimated to be in stock: Jul 1, 2024
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Product information - Black Lion Audio B172A

A good choice for recording and mixing

  • 2 compressors in one unit: 1x circuit of the BLA Seventeen + 1x opto-compressor modeled on the LA-2A
  • all parameters of the classic Hardware directly accessible
  • controls for A-B/B-A/Dual Mono
  • one bypass switch each
  • inputs and outputs per compressor XLR + sym. jack each
  • 2x Stereo link
  • 2 large VU meters
  • internal power supply
  • ground screw
  • 2U 19" sheet steel chassis

For proper operation, both input and output jacks of both sub-units must be wired; in A-B mode, the signal runs from input 1 to output 2 and vice versa.

Black Lion Audio presents with the Black Lion Audio B172A two popular compressor circuits in one housing: On the left is a unit of the Seventeen FET compressor. In terms of operation and function, the Seventeen is based on the Urei 1176, but is not a replica of this classic, but instead convinces with a much more open, treble-emphasized, but also powerful sound. On the right side there is an opto compressor based on the Teletronix LA-2A. Here Black Lion Audio has specially reissued the photocell of the LA-2A; because the original is still produced, but no longer meets legal standards and can only be marketed as a replacement part, so the manufacturers are forced to break new ground here. The company from Chicago has solved this task with bravura and at the same time put its own stamp on the core element of the optical circuit.

Both compressors have their own inputs and outputs, but can also be linked internally and swapped in sequence. A switch on the front is provided for this purpose. In addition, both can be switched separately to bypass, which was not possible with the big models. If you own two B172As, the two units can be linked together via link jacks to form a stereo pair.

Black Lion Audio delivers one of the most popular and successful device combinations with a fraction of the space requirement and at an attractive price - in addition developed with expertise and manufactured to a high standard. The Black Lion Audio B172A is an option for all recording studios and recording setups!

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