New Toys: Black Lion Audio Revolution EXP

Black Lion Audio’s Revolution EXP is a 1U expansion chassis to augment Black Lion’s existing line of portable recording interfaces. There are 8 analog ¼-inch TRS balanced input/output connections with switchable levels between +4dB/-10dBv and then eight, line level outputs. There are 16 channels of ADAT Optical I/O and the proprietary Macro-MMC clocking system ensures that every connected device syncs together and sounds great. 

Any ADAT-compatible recording interface is expanded with more inputs and outputs with the Revolution EXP. Connect the two devices using the four TOSLINK fiber optic sockets on the rear panel for up to 16 channels of 16-bit/44.1kHz or 24-bit/48kHz ADAT I/O. 

You may also use S/Mux to add four channels of I/O at 24-bit/96kHz or just two channels of audio I/O at 24-bit/192kHz. Revolution EXP has both a Word Clock input to synchronize it to your existing system as well as a Macro-MMC Clock output BNC connector to work as a Master clock. 

The Revolution EXP’s front panel has four metering windows that measure both inputs 1 thru 4 and 5 thru 8 as well as outputs 1 thru 4 and 5 thru 8. The front panel also has LEDs to indicate Macro-MMC, ADAT or BNC sync sources as well as the system clock rate. 

The Revolution EXP sells for $799 MSRP.