Black Lion Audio has introduced the new PG-XLM Power Conditioner and PG-X Power Conditioner. These are provided best-in-class professional power line conditioner devices as affordable 1U rack- mounting must-haves with PG-90 Filtering technology providing an average of 90% of noise filtering.
Anyone actively involved in professional music-making onstage or otherwise knows that it takes more than a few rack-mounted power outlets to inspire true confidence in a power conditioner. Clearly, acquiring a must-have piece of gear only to find it noisier than expected or missing high-frequency detail or, worse still, having it fried by an unwanted power surge are all far from ideal scenarios!
The Black Lion Audio PG-XLM and PG-X have industry-standard designs and improved to provide peak performance. Power conditioning comes naturally to Black Lion Audio. After creating its original PG-1 variant with 230V Europlug connections.
There are a lot of professionals out there working with a smaller budget who felt left out since some of its features could conceivably be viewed as overkill when seeking something appropriate at a more affordable price point. It is with this in mind that Black Lion Audio has built both the line conditioner PG-XLM and PG-X.
Both the PG-XLM and PG-X features PG-90 Filtering technology providing an average of 90% of noise filtering, as opposed to the typical average of 76% found in other power conditioners at the same price point.
The PG-XLM features a back-panel-sited bank of eight switched, filtered, and surge-protected power outlets. On the front panel, there is a single switched outlet, an LED display-based real-time voltage monitor, two pull-out lamps, and a (5V1A) USB charger for device charging. As implied by its shortened nomenclature, the PG-X drops the lamps and metering from that specification, yet far from falls short of the mark by duly delivering the same core functionality to also provide confidence-inspiring power as an affordable 1U rack-mounting must-have.
Price and availability
The PG-XLM Power Conditioner comes with a price tag of $199.00 and the PG-X Power Conditioner for $119.00, and both are now available to pre-order through the Bhphotovideo.com website.
Last month, Black Lion Audio has also announced two redesigned preamps in 9.5″/ 1U design: the B173 mkII delivers the British sound and is based on the legendary Neve 1073 channel. And the B12A mkIII, which is based on the API 312A microphone pre amp, is the right tool.