Black Lion Audio Auteur DT – Versatile Single Channel Preamp/DI Box

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Auteur DT – Versatile Single Channel Preamp/DI Box

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Auteur DT – Versatile Single Channel Preamp/DI Box
Auteur DT – Versatile Single Channel Preamp/DI Box
Auteur DT – Versatile Single Channel Preamp/DI Box

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Console vibe for your desktop.
The Auteur DT is a versatile preamp/DI box ready to suit all of your single-channel recording needs. Thanks to 60 dB of Chicago console-style gain and 1/4" and XLR inputs, Auteur DT will accurately capture and enhance anything you throw at it: the crackling snap of a well-tuned snare - or the thunder, resonance, and decay of a '70s acrylic kick drum getting hit hard. Add heat and texture to synths and mix-penetrating presence to vocals. Rest assured - anything you plug into the Auteur DT will sound better coming out of it.

Auteur DT exists to capture every bit of sweat equity that goes into your recordings... in fact, bringing out the fully polished potential of your final product is the inspiration for everything Black Lion Audio makes.

More than just a preamp...
Electric whatever: guitar, bass, baritone, or viola - the Auteur DT doesn't care what you play: it cares how you sound. Auteur DT makes anything you plug into it sound weighty, detailed, harmonically rich, and above all - clean. There's simply not a better single-channel direct box in its price class... and certainly not one that doesn't look like it was component-sourced via a dumpster dive behind an antique radio museum. Auteur DT will dutifully respect every ingredient of your tonal recipe - your technique, string gauge, fingerboard choice, and especially those pickups you paid too much for.

Sublime quality - inside and out.
With a tough-as-nails brushed black aluminum chassis bookended by organic, vintage-style varnished maple side panels, the Auteur DT is sturdily built for comfort, usability, and lasting performance - while also looking like it should cost about twice what it does. Of course, it's what's on the inside that counts - and Auteur DT features a robust USA-made transformer and cherry-picked Nichicon and Vishay capacitors, ensuring premium sound quality, long life, and low noise.

The Black Lion difference.
Before offering their own brand of unique audio design solutions, Black Lion Audio grew its reputation as Chicago's top audio mod-shop. Their years of experience spent elbow-deep in audio circuits goes into every Black Lion Audio offering: judicious component selection; robust build quality... and a heavy dose of Chicago-style hands-on, can-do, will-do attitude.


• Vintage-vibe desktop preamp that's perfect for capturing all of your performance details
• Modern IC-based front-end for fast and transparent sound
• Vintage-inspired transformer-coupled output-stage with USA made transformer for massive, colorful sound
• XLR mic and 1/4" Hi-Z (Instrument) inputs; 1/4" TRS Out
• Positive locking led indicator buttons: phantom power, phase inversion, pad, and Hi-Z toggle
• 60dB of gain
• Backlit classic style VU meter
• Balanced TRS line output
• Brushed black aluminum chassis, framed with vintage-style translucent maple side panels


- Preamp Type: Solid State
- Number of Channels: 1
- Pads: -10dB
- Analog Inputs: 1 x XLR (back) 1 x 1/4" TRS (front)
- Analog Outputs: 1 x 1/4" TRS
- Frequency Response: 10Hz-30kHz bandwidth
- Rack Spaces: None (desktop format)
- Power Source: 24V AC, 500mA power supply
- Height: 2"
- Depth: 6"
- Width: 6"
- Weight: 2.5 lbs


Introducing: Auteur DT desktop preamp from Black Lion AudioWatch Video
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A peek inside the Auteur DT desktop preamp/DIWatch Video
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A warranty can be a very important factor when making a buying decision. Because repairs can be very expensive in terms of parts and labour costs, manufacturers usually only provide one year limited warranties that generally only cover items that malfunction due to a manufacturer’s defect. With an important purchase such as a musical
instrument or piece of studio gear, however, many people want to have the peace of mind in knowing that their investment will be protected should the product no longer be performing at 100%.

Because of this, Long & McQuade provides our customers with a FREE one-year Performance Warranty on most of our products. The Long & McQuade Performance Warranty supplements the manufacturer’s warranty to ensure that our customers receive complete “no hassle” warranty coverage within their first year.

How does the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty differ from most manufacturers' warranties?
  • Performance Guarantee: Normal wear and tear is covered, so your product will be performing as well as the day you purchased it for the entire duration of the coverage. Band and Orchestral Performance Warranty does not include replacing pads or cleaning for woodwind instruments, unless deemed necessary by our repair staff. Ultrasonic cleaning for brass instruments will be provided if deemed necessary by our repair staff, but is not routinely offered under the Performance Warranty.
  • Product Replacement: If your product cannot be fixed or costs too much to fix, we will replace it with the equivalent model for no additional charge. If this is not possible, a full refund will be provided.
  • No Lemon Policy: Your product will be replaced should the same problem occur multiple times.
  • Convenient: Easy drop off and pick up of the product at any Long & McQuade location.
  • Guitar Setup: Guitars purchased at Long & McQuade come with 1 free setup, to be redeemed within 1 year for new guitars and 90 days for used guitars.
  • Loaners Available: A loaner product may be given while the product is being repaired.
  • Power Surge Protection: Your product is covered even if damaged from a power surge.
  • Accessory Coverage: Any peripheral devices or accessories that come with your product (i.e. foot pedal, case) are also covered.
  • Commercial Use Coverage: Music and recording professionals who purchase gear for “heavy-use” commercial purposes will still be covered.

Long & McQuade reserves the right to restrict the purchase of additional years of Performance Warranty. Used products come with a 3-month Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Some products (i.e. computers, software, cymbals and other items) are covered only by the manufacturer‘s warranty. Consumables (i.e. strings, reeds, drum sticks, batteries, tubes, cross faders) are excluded as they are designed to be replaced. Cosmetic Damage, Accidental Damage, or problems caused by Humidity or Temperature Issues are not covered. Speakers damaged by overpowering are generally not covered. Our coverage does not provide compensation for loss of use. As of June 2018 the Performance Warranty is no longer transferable. The warranty is only valid in Canada.

Purchasing additional years of coverage

Some manufacturers provide warranties for longer than 1 year; however, these are usually limited warranties that do not provide the same coverage as the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Customers interested in more complete and convenient (but not necessarily longer) coverage are still able to purchase additional years of the Performance Warranty.

If you are interested in receiving this coverage for longer than one year, you have the option of purchasing additional years of the Performance Warranty. The pricing is as follows:

  • NEW products: 4% of the current new selling price to double the warranty from 1 year to 2 years. 4% for each additional year.
  • USED products: 4% of the current new selling price to increase the warranty from 3 months to 1 year. 4% for each additional year.
  • GUITARS: 4% of the current new selling price to double the warranty from 1 year to 2 years. 4% for each additional year. $45 maximum. An additional free setup is not included with additional purchased years of Performance Warranty.
  • BAND and ORCHESTRAL instruments: 4% of the current new selling price to double the warranty from 1 year to 2 years. 4% for each additional year.

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