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    Black Lion Audio White Sparrow 2 D/A Converter Product Description

    Black Lion Audio proudly offers the Sparrow D/A converter. Designed around the 32 bit capable ESS9012 chip, the Sparrow D/A features wide dynamic range and detailed, musical conversion that's as functional in the project studio as it is in the mastering facility.

    The White Sparrow D/A features the most advanced clocking architecture to date, a stunning 128dB unweighted 20-20kHz dynamic range into 600 ohms. There are few D/A converters that can meet or exceed this kind of dynamic range, or provide you with similar clarity and musicality no matter how much you're willing to spend! There's a reason why engineers like Tom Lord-Alge, Tony Maserati, and Mike Shipley use Black Lion Audio converters.

    The Sparrow D/A features user selectable AES, coax SPDIF, and optical SPDIF for input connectivity. Output connections include both balanced XLR for pro studio, consumer level RCA for home stereo, and a high current Walt Jung-inspired headphone output. Two mute buttons allow for independent control of line or headphone signals. Front panel volume control governs headphone outputs, and line output level is fixed.

    There's a debate in the industry: which is more important, a good A/D or a good D/A? Both are equally important but for different reasons. When it comes to tracking, it's difficult to make up for the sonic influences of poor A/D conversion. Certainly a good D/A will help with instrument placement within a mix, but it can't alleviate the bloated, grainy, and wooly qualities inherent in poor A/D conversion. But a good D/A can make your source come alive. Whether you're simply listening to program material or mixing a project, a good D/A will help prevent listening fatigue and make editing and mixdown decisions much easier.

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    Technical Description

    - THD+N: 0.0005% (20kHz BW, 20-20kHz, @-10dBFS)
    - IMD: < 0.0015% SMPTE (1:1) 60Hz + 2k~20kHz typical
    - Crosstalk : < 100dB (@20kHz all gain settings)
    - Frequency Response: (@ 192kHz Sample Rate) +/-.5dBu 10Hz ~ 80kHz
    - Size: 10.25 x 8 x 1.75 in.
    - Weight: 5lbs.
    - Shipping Weight: 6.5lbs.
    - Power Consumption: 14W
    - Recommended operating temperature: 0 ~ 40*C
    - Storage Temperature: -25 ~ 50*C
    - Output Impedance: < 10 Ohms
    - DNR: 125dB for the Red Sparrow, 128dB for the White Sparrow unweighted 20-20kHz bandwidth using AES-17 standard.

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    Shipping Weight: 7 lbs
    Shipping Dimensions: 15 x 13 x 9 in

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