Lightning Boy Audio Introduces the 1401 Stereo Microphone Amp, Ghost Box

Apr 29, 2014 1:36 PM


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LBA 1401 Stereo Microphone Amp

Lightning Boy Audio (LBA) in Hamburg, New York, builds recording studio equipment and offers equipment modifications. Every LBA creation is hand wired point-to-point and features handmade components, NOS paper in oil capacitors and NOS tubes. On April 1, LBA released its 1401 Stereo Microphone Amp and the Ghost Box, a combination that forms a versatile all-tube stereo microphone preamp.

The 1401 Preamp’s front panel features gain and passive treble controls for 2 channels. The preamp was designed to serve as the output amplifier for the LBA 1401 Analog Plate Reverb, but with the addition of the Ghost Box, the 1401 Preamp is said to be capable of serving most tracking needs in the studio. The Ghost Box provides phantom power, phase invert switches and passive low cut switches for 2 channels.

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LBA Ghost Box

The Ghost Box uses a 6X4WA Rectifier tube to create 48-volt DC and an NE-16 Neon Regulator tube to regulate the voltage. As with all LBA gear, no solid-state components are used. LBA states that it designed the Ghost Box to bring out a unique tonal variation in any connected condenser microphone.

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