Black Lion Audio has released its first USB bus-powered, portable audio interface, the Revolution 2×2. The 2 x 2 USB-C desktop unit offers 24-bit/192 kHz capabilities and utilizes the company’s new Macro-MMC clocking technology.
BLA’s new Macro-MMC clocking technology is based on its numerous clocking products and modifications, with the aim of providing quality A/D-D/A conversion.
Additionally, Revolution 2×2 internally integrates the company’s PG-i technology, with all power rails being highly filtered in every active stage. According to the company, with power being decoupled across all of the interface’s circuitry — preamps, converters, internal power supply and the clock — noise contamination from other devices plugged into the audio interface itself is discernibly reduced.
In terms of its analog circuitry, Revolution 2×2 is built with high-end integrated circuits with Vishay, Nichicon and Wima capacitors being used. Internal gain-staging has been optimized for a low signal-to-noise ratio, and all analog I/O connections are fully decoupled and balanced.
The interface comes with the Revolution Software Suite, which includes PreSonus’ Studio One Artist DAW, as well as select plug-ins from Brainworx (bx_digital), iZotope (Elements — includes Nektar, Neutron Ozone, and RX8), and Plugin Alliance (Lindell Audio 6X-500 hardware-modelled preamp and passive EQ).
Revolution 2×2 is shipping, but initial supply is reportedly constrained due to the shortage of the components chosen by the company’s engineers, according to Black Lion Audio chief operations officer Preston Whiting. The interface runs around $399.