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Black Lion Audio Eighteen Rackmount Channel Strip

Product #81741 | SKU EIGHTEEN | Black Lion Audio
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  • Vintage-Inspired Microphone Preamp
  • Passive Induction-Based Programme AEQ
  • Switchable High- and Low-Pass Filters
  • CineMag Transformer and Inductor
  • Adjustable Input and Output Gain


Ideal for characterful studio recordings, the Black Lion Audio Eighteen Rackmount Channel Strip is a rackmount channel strip designed to deliver vintage-style tones with its transformer- and opamp-laden microphone preamp and inductor-based passive programme AEQ. Keep it clean and subtle or push it hard for thick analogue overdrive—the Eighteen is made for tonal versatility.

The mic preamp features a CineMag transformer and two of Black Lion Audio's BLA1831 discrete opamps to ensure that you can have a desirable old-school sound with the low noise floor required for modern recording standards. The programme equaliser offers separate boost and attenuation knobs for each of its two frequency-selectable bands, and dedicated switches are provided for high- and low-pass filters.

Additional appointments include a large analogue VU metre and buttons for polarity, mute, AEQ in/out, and mic/line input. The Eighteen channel strip boasts design, engineering, assemblage, and testing by Black Lion Audio in the USA.


  • Vintage-inspired microphone preamp with a CineMag transformer, two BLA1831 customised opamps, and switchable 48V phantom power
  • Passive programme AEQ with a custom CineMag inductor
  • Switchable 80 Hz high-pass filter and 10 kHz low-pass filter
  • Adjustable input and output gain
  • Balanced 3-pin XLR I/O jacks on rear panel
  • Selectable mic- or line-level input
  • Occupies 2 RU of rackspace


Number of Channels 1
Inputs 1 x XLR 3-Pin Female (Balanced)
Outputs 1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (Balanced)
Gain Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Maximum Output Not Specified by Manufacturer
Phantom Power 48 VDC
Filter Type Low:
Frequency Bands Low: 20, 30, 60, 100, or 150 Hz
High: 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 14, or 16 kHz
High Attenuation Frequency: 4, 8, 12, 16, or 20 kHz
Low-Pass Filter: 10 kHz
High-Pass Filter: 80 Hz
Bandwidth Variable
Range (Boost/Cut) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Light Indication AEQ On/Off
Power Requirements 115 VAC, 60 Hz or 230 VAC, 50 Hz
Fuse 115 VAC: T2AL
230 VAC: F2AL
**Physical **
Dimensions (W x D x H) 19 x 6 x 3.5" / 48.3 x 15.2 x 8.9 cm
Weight 8.4 lb / 3.8 kg

In The Box

  • Black Lion Audio Eighteen Rackmount Channel Strip
  • IEC Power Cable


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  • Product: Black Lion Audio Eighteen Rackmount Channel Strip
  • Manufacturer: Black Lion Audio
  • Model: EIGHTEEN
  • RM Product #: 81741

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