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.