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Black Lion Audio Auteur DT

Microphone Preamplifier & DI By Bob Thomas
Published June 2023

Black Lion Audio Auteur DT

There’s more to this desktop preamp than turning up your mic!

Chicago‑based Black Lion Audio forged their reputation with a range of performance upgrades to other manufacturers’ audio interfaces. Work in this area continues, but over the years BLA have introduced their own original products, including the Auteur range of transformer‑balanced mic preamps. The first Auteur, a dual‑channel preamp, was released in 2009, and MkII and MkIII versions now sit alongside the four‑channel Auteur Quad and single‑channel Auteur MkII 500 variants, the latter being a 500‑series module. The latest addition to the family is the Auteur DT, a single‑channel microphone preamplifier/DI that follows its predecessors’ transformer‑balanced paradigm, but which has been specifically designed for use on a desktop.

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