The Black Lion Sparrow MKII White is a two-channel analog to digital converter (A/D), which offers musicians and engineers a high quality converter for an affordable price. The White Sparrow comes housed in a white chassis and features a minimal front panel. I personally like the look of the design; it has all the controls that are necessary and nothing more. Plus, there's the cool Black Lion Audio logo on the front of the panel, and the A/D has a unique design that's both retro and futuristic at the same time.
From left to right, the front panel features a power switch, a knob for selecting word clock in, (44.1 or 48 kHz sample rate), a second knob that's a three multiplier selections for word clock; x1 (for rates of 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz), x2 (88.2 kHz and 96 kHz), and x4 (176.4 kHz and 192 kHz). Closer to the right hand side of the converter, there's signal/clip lights for channels one and two and an input signal level selector switch with four clickable input signal levels that range from +11 dBu down to -10 dBV.
Overall, the Sparrow MKII White is a very open sounding, musical converter. It offers plenty of bass in recordings, and accurate detailing through the high and mid frequencies. Its small size would also make this a good solution for portable rigs, or recording on the road. The Sparrow MKII White makes good quality A/D conversion possible for a reasonably affordable price.
BLA Black Lion Audio White Sparrow MK2 MKII ADC
- Brand: Black Lion Audio
- Product Code: BLA Black Lion Audio White Sparr
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: $1,999.00