Newly updated for 2022.
With custom input transformers, we now are able to give selectable gain while doing Balanced XLR to Single Ended RCA conversion.
Defaulted to 4V XLR to 2V RCA 2:1 allowing use of the very best balanced DACs while not overdriving your single ended input. (Can be ordered for 2V Bal XLR TO 4V RCA, 1:2) for those wanting a hot front end.
Please remember this is selectable for 2:1 or 1:1 via switch. This means you can have a 1:1 for your XLR to RCA conversion or if your DAC is too hot you can step this signal down 2:1 without loss of fidelity.
We designed the XLR to RCA Black Box following exhaustive consultation with pro-audio engineers. Understanding that most modern DACs prefer to output in balanced mode. Rather than leaving this task to Opp amps, the Black box utilizes transformers to make the conversion. The Black Box offloads conversion duties allowing the DAC to function in its native mode. This approach lowers noise floor, improves bass presentation including attack, balance, and depth. Midrange is improved with greater separation and depth. Transformers aid in the reduction of Sibilance and reduction of high-frequency hash.