The Black Lion Audio Red Sparrow DAC D/A Converter provides a wide dynamic range and detailed, musical conversion for project studios and mastering. Designed around the 32 bit capable ESS9012 chip, the Red Sparrow is for engineers and producers who are serious about their craft. The red model offers similar performance to Black Lion Audio’s FM192 converter's D/A, although it features wider dynamic range than the FM192. There are few D/A converters that can meet or exceed this kind of clarity and musicality no matter how much you're willing to spend!
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.