Lynx TWO-C PCI Card  

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192kHz mulitchannel audio reference interface with 6 analog in, 2 analog out, cables, and more.

The LynxTWO-C PCI Card offers 6 analog inputs and 2 outputs and is ideal for remote recording systems. 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, the 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 four inputs to any of 16 outputs. With a design very similar to that of Lynx's highly acclaimed Aurora converters, the LynxTWO-C delivers near Aurora-quality specs and performance in a compact PCI card.

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

  • Six analog inputs and two 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
  • Ships with audio and sync breakout cables, SPDIF adapter cables, CD-ROM with manual, all drivers, and sample software

Give your remote recording system an internal boost with this PCI card. Order today.


TWO-C PCI Card Specifications:

  • 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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