Black Lion Audio has prepared the Revolution 2 × 2 audio interface USB Type-C for NAMM 2021. After the manufacturer has already improved some equipment (from other manufacturers) with mods, the first portable USB interface is now available.
According to its statement, the manufacturer secretly worked on this product for years. Now is the time for the performance. Even if the interface is called Revolution 2 × 2, we know that with such products, revolutionary new approaches are not necessarily to be expected. Black Lion Audio is well aware of this fact and instead focuses on the best possible components and quality.
The audio interface USB Type-C – just as the name suggests – two analog inputs and outputs. There are also digital S / PDIF inputs and outputs. The converters in this bus-powered interface work with 24 bit and 192 kHz. Macro-MMC clocking is supposed to bring the converter to “new heights” and has already been incorporated into many of the manufacturer’s interface modifications.
In addition to a VU meter with eight segments, you will also find a headphone output with a “high-fidelity amplifier” and a button that sums the inputs to mono. The mix control lets you switch between input and playback signals.
The so-called PG-i technology takes care of a stream that is filtered as optimally as possible, which should also improve the audio quality and minimize interference. Just recently the manufacturer presented two new power conditioners. In terms of technology, Black Lion Audio continues to rely on high-quality components. So here come capacitors from companies such as Vishay, Nichicon or Wima used. The internal gain staging should ensure an optimal signal-to-noise ratio.
You also get a whole “stack” of software included with the interface. These include the DAW Studio One Artist, Izotope Elements Suite, BrainWorx BX Digital, and Lindell 6X500.
Black Lion Audio Revolution 2 × 2 price and availability
The Revolution 2 × 2 is available to pre-order on Bhphotovideo.com at $399.
At NAMM 2021, Antelope Audio has also introduced the new Zen Go Synergy Core Audio Interface USB C in the desktop format, bus-powered, and equipped with Synergy Core DSP effects. Priced at $499, which is accommodating even for beginners, is a positive surprise.