Lynx TWO-B PCI Card  

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192kHz mulitchannel audio reference interface with 4 analog in, 6 analog out, cables, and more.

The LynxTWO-B PCI Card has 2 analog inputs and 6 outputs and is an excellent choice for playback of 5.1 audio or any application where 6 outputs are necessary. The LynxTWO-B can often preclude the need for a second or third audio card.

Introduced in 2000, the LynxTWO family of PCI cards were Lynx's first 192kHz analog audio products, offering 96kHz digital audio with onboard, world-class converters and time code synchronization. With performance that exceeds many standalone converters, LynxTWO models provide signal purity, versatile synchronization, powerful hardware mixing, and extensibility to support a variety of multichannel formats including ADAT and multiple AES/EBU or SPDIF.

The LynxTWO series' powerful 16-channel mixer allows extensive routing, control, and metering with excellent visual reference. Using the latest software, you can mix up to 4 inputs to any of 16 outputs. With a design very similar to that of the highly acclaimed Lynx Aurora converters, the LynxTWO-B card delivers near Aurora-quality specs and performance in a compact PCI card.

The LynxTWO-B comes with audio and sync breakout cables, S/PDIF adapter cables, and a CD-ROM with the manual, drivers, and sample software.

  • Two analog inputs and six analog outputs
  • 200kHz sample rate/100kHz analog bandwidth (supported with all drivers)
  • +4dBu or -10dBV line levels selectable per channel pair
  • 24-bit AES3 or S/PDIF I/O with full status and subcode support
  • Up to 8 LynxTWOs can be installed in one Windows computer; up to three in Macintosh computers
  • Sample rate conversion on digital input
  • Non-audio digital I/O support for Dolby Digital and HDCD
  • 32-channel/32-bit digital mixer with 16 sub outputs
  • Multiple dither algorithms per channel
  • SMPTE time code reader and generator with MTC conversion
  • Composite video genlock
  • Word, 256 Word, 13.5MHz or 27MHz clock sync
  • Extremely low-jitter tunable sample clock generator
  • Dedicated clock frequency diagnostic hardware
  • Multiple-board audio data routing and sync
  • Two LStream ports support up to 16 additional I/O channels
  • Compatible with LStream modules for ADAT and AES/EBU standards
  • Zero-wait state, 16-channel, scatter-gather DMA engine
  • Windows 2000/XP/XPx64/Vista/Vista x64: MME, ASIO 2.0, WDM, DirectSound, Direct Kernel Streaming, and GSIF
  • Macintosh OSX: CoreAudio (10.4)
  • Linux, FreeBSD: OSS
  • RoHS compliant

TWO-B PCI Card Specifications:

  • General
    PCI bus: Version 2.2 compliant
    Data transfers: Up to 132 MBps using custom 16-channel, zero-wait state, scatter-gather DMA engine; bus mastering
    Power: LynxTWO-A: +5V @ 600 mA, +12V @ 500 mA, -12V @ 150 mA
    Dimension: 5.0"H X 7.4"W X 0.75"D (half-size PCI card)
    Certifications: CE and FCC Class B

    Analog I/O
    Two inputs / six outputs
    Type: Electronically balanced or unbalanced, XLR connectors on L2Audio Cable
    Level: +4 dBu nominal /+20dBu max. or -10dBV nominal / +6dBV max., software selectable in channel pairs
    Bandwidth: < 10Hz - 92 kHz @ 200 kHz sample rate, < 10Hz - 46 kHz @ 96 kHz sample rate, < 10Hz - 23 kHz @ 48 kHz sample rate (analog input to analog output)
    Input impedance: Balanced mode: 24k , unbalanced mode: 12k
    Output impedance: Balanced mode: 100, unbalanced mode: 50
    Output drive capability: 600 impedance, 0.2F capacitance
    A/D and D/A types: 24-bit, multilevel, delta-sigma
    Sample Rates: 8 kHz to 200 kHz, including all standard rates with variable adjustment
    Bit Depth: 8-, 16-, 24- or 32-bit file types
    Onboard buffer size: 16KB per input and output stream (mono or stereo)

    Analog in performance
    (Analog performance specs measured at 44.1 kHz sample rate, 24-bit, card installed in computer)
    Frequency Response: 20 - 20kHz, ± 0.05dB at 44.1kHz sample rate
    Dynamic range: 117 dB, A-wtd.
    Signal-to-Noise: 116 dB, A-wtd.
    Channel crosstalk: <-120 dB, 1kHz signal @ -1dBFS
    THD+N: -108dB (0.0004%) @ -1dBFS, -104dB (0.0006%) @ -8 dBFS, 1kHz signal, 22Hz-22kHz BW

    Analog out performance
    (Analog performance specs measured at 44.1kHz sample rate, 24-bit, card installed in computer)
    Frequency response: 20-20kHz, ±0.05dB at 44.1kHz sample rate
    Dynamic range: 117dB, A-wtd.
    Signal-to-noise: 117 dB, A-wtd.
    Channel crosstalk: <-120 dB, 1 kHz signal @ -1dBFS
    THD+N: -97 dB (0.0014%) @ -1 dBFS, -104 dB (0.0006%) @ -8 dBFS, 1kHz signal, 22Hz - 22kHz BW

    Digital I/O
    Number / Type: One input and one output, AES/EBU or S/P DIF format, transformer coupled, XLR connectors on L2Sync Cable
    Sample rates: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
    Sample rate conversion: Supports conversion ratios up to 3:1 on digital input, 128 dB dynamic range
    Bit Depth: 8-, 16-, 24- or 32-bit file types
    Control / Status: Complete subcode and channel status support
    Onboard buffer size: 16KB per input and output stream (mono or stereo)

    LStream expansion ports
    Number: One external and one internal
    Compatibility: Supports Lynx ADAT, AES/EBU, and other multichannel expansion modules
    Type: High-speed serial, 8-channel input and output (each port) or 16-channel input and output (single port), 24-bit data, 96kHz rate

    SMPTE Time Code I/O
    Type: LTC receiver (in) and generator (out) , BNC connectors on L2Sync cable
    Frame rates: 24, 25, 29.97, 30Hz - drop and non-drop
    Input sync rate: 1/30 to 80 times nominal frame rate
    Input levels: 200 mV to 10V / 10K
    Output level: 1V / 75

    Clock I/O

    Number: (External) one input and output, BNC connectors on L2Sync Cable, (Internal) one input and output on board-mounted headers
    Level/Impedance: TTL (clock signals) / 1Vpp (video) 75
    Type: Input - word clock, 256X word clock, 13.5 and 27 MHz video clocks, NTSC or PAL composite video; Output - word clock

    Onboard digital mixer
    Channel capacity: 32 input channels, 16 sub outputs
    Resolution/Dither: 32-bit / TPDF, Shaped TPDF, or RPDF
    Monitor mixing: Any input to multiple outputs
    Metering: Peak levels to -120dB on all inputs and outputs

    Audio port: Bracket-mounted, 25-pin female D-sub connector for analog audio input and output
    Sync port: Bracket-mounted, 15-pin high-density female D-sub connector for digital input and output, sync in and out

    Cables (Included)
    L2Audio cable: 25-pin male D-sub to male and female XLR connectors on six-foot shielded twisted pair cabling
    L2Sync cable: 15-pin high-density male D-sub to (1) male and (1) female XLR on six-foot shielded twisted pair cabling and (4) female BNC connectors on two-foot 75 coaxial cabling

    Windows drivers: Windows 98 / ME / NT/ 2000 / XP: MME, ASIO 2.0, and DirectSound
    Macintosh drivers: ASIO 2.0 for OS 9
    LynxTWO mixer application: Provides complete control of digital mixer and all hardware settings
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