Black Lion Audio Sparrow MKII - Used  From Black Lion Audio


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Manufacturer's Description from Black Lion Audio

The analog to digital converter (ADC) is a vital component in any recording or broadcast studio.

Limitations of the ADC can compromise the performance of the whole system. Inter-modulation

distortion (often referred to as IM or IMD), harmonic distortion (THD), and frequency or phase

response anomalies, may manifest themselves as an overall deterioration in the perceived sound

quality of the system. Fortunately, your choice of a Black Lion Audio ADC will help eliminate

these problems, offering you unmatched product performance and reliability.

For years Black Lion Audio has researched the root causes of audio signal degradation during the

conversion process, and we strive diligently to offer our findings in the finest quality converters


The BLA Sparrow MKII ADC is a stereo analog to digital converter offering four levels of input trim

adjustment. Signal present/clip LEDs allow proper input trim adjustment for a wide variety of

sources. Digital audio outputs are in industry standard S/PDIF and AES/EBU formats. A word

clock input and output are offered for synchronization to other audio sources and destinations in

the studio.

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Serial Number: 1834

THD: < 0.001% (20kHz BW, 20-20kHz, @-10dBFS)

IMD: < 0.002% SMPTE (1:1) 60Hz + 2k~20kHz typical

Crosstalk : < 100dB (@20kHz all gain settings)

Clipping: > +24dBu (gain full CCW)

Clock Input level : 2.4Vpp ~ 5.5Vpp

Clock Output: Square Wave, @5Vpp, 75Ohms Output Impedance

Frequency Response: (@ 192kHz Sample Rate) 19Hz ~ 87kHz

Size: 10.25” x 8” x 1.75”

Weight: 5lbs

Shipping Weight: 6.5lbs

Power Consumption: 14W

Recommended operating temperature: 0 ~ 40°C

Storage Temperature: -25 ~ 50°C

Input Impedance: 10k Ohms

Output Noise: -120dBFS (-122dBFS for the “White Sparrow”) typical

Meter Type: Peak Reading