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Our PN: LYNN5110003
Manufacturer: Lynx
Platform(s): Mac & Win

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Lynx TWO (A Model) is a next-generation PCI audio interface with 4 inputs and 4 outputs, perfect for video applications.



Manufacturer Part Number: LYNXTWO-A

LynxTWO-A Four Analog Inputs and Four Analog Outputs
LynxTWO-B Two Analog Inputs and Six Analog Outputs
LynxTWO-C Six Analog Inputs and Two Analog Outputs

The LynxTWO family of PCI cards were Lynxs first 192 kHz audio products. Introduced in 2000, these three versatile cards offered 192 kHz analog audio and 96 kHz digital audio with world-class converters and time code synchronization on board. With performance that exceeds many stand-alone converters, LynxTWO has set the standard for 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 three models offer different analog I/O configurations for versatility and ease of use. The basic LynxTWO-A model, with four analog inputs and outputs, is intended for general usage. LynxTWO-B, with two analog inputs and six analog outputs, is an excellent choice for playback of 5.1 audio or any application where six outputs are necessary, often precluding the need for a second or third card. With its six analog inputs and two analog outputs, the LynxTWO-C is an excellent choice for remote recording systems.

LynxTWOs powerful 16-channel mixer allows extensive routing, control and metering with excellent visual reference. With the latest software, you can mix up to four inputs to any of 16 outputs. In addition to the inputs and outputs on the LynxTWO, the mixer incorporates program material from the optional LS-ADAT or LS-AES daughter cards or from Aurora converters.

With a design very similar to that of Lynxs highly acclaimed Aurora converters, LynxTWO delivers near Aurora-quality specs and performance in the compact PCI card format. In fact, using the optional LynxTWO/Aurora Interface Kit, your LynxTWO can act as the computer interface and front end for the Aurora converter.

If you want the same audio quality of the LynxTWO, but only need two channels and do not need SMTPE capabilities, check out the L22.

  • 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
  • Optional LStream Expansion Modules: LS-ADAT and LS-AES
  • Interfaces with Aurora converters via LynxTWO/Aurora Interface Kit


  • Analog I/O
    • A Model: Four inputs / four 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
    • Input Impedance: Balanced mode: 24 kW , Unbalanced mode: 12 kW
    • Output Impedance: Balanced mode: 100W, Unbalanced mode: 50W
    • Output Drive Capability: 600W impedance, 0.2 F capacitance
    • A/D and D/A Type: 24-bit, multi-level, 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
    • On-board Buffer Size: 16 Kbytes 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 - 20 kHz, 0.05 dB at 44.1 kHz sample rate
    • Dynamic Range; 115 dB, A-wtd.
    • Signal-to-Noise: 114 dB, A-wtd.
    • Channel Crosstalk: <-120 dB, 1 kHz signal @ -1dBFS
    • THD+N: -104 dB (0.0006%), 1kHz signal @ -1dBFS, 22 - 22 kHz BW
  • Analog Out Performance (Analog performance specs measured at 44.1 kHz sample rate, 24-bit, card installed in computer)
    • Frequency Response: 20 - 20 kHz, 0.05 dB at 44.1 kHz sample rate
    • Dynamic Range: 116 dB, A-wtd.
    • Signal-to-Noise: 116 dB, A-wtd.
    • Channel Crosstalk: <-120 dB, 1 kHz signal @ -1dBFS
    • THD+N: -100dB (0.0010%), 1kHz signal @ -1dBFS, 22 - 22 kHz 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: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
    • 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
    • On-board Buffer Size: 16 Kbytes per input and output stream (mono or stereo)
  • LStream Expansion Ports
    • .Number: One external and one internal
    • Compatibility: Supports Lynx ADAT, TDIF, and other multichannel expansion modules
    • Type: High-speed serial, eight channel input and output (each 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, 30 Hz - drop and non-drop
    • Input Sync Rate: 1/30 to 80 times nominal frame rate
    • Input Levels: 200 mV to 10V / 10KW
    • Output Level: 1V / 75W
  • 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) 75W
    • Type: Input: word clock, 256X word clock, 13.5 and 27 MHz video clocks, NTSC or PAL composite video; Output: word clock
  • On-board 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 -120 dB on all inputs and outputs
  • Connections
    • 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 75W coaxial cabling
  • Software
    • Windows Drivers -- Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7
    • Mac Drivers - OSX 10.4, 10.5
    • LynxTWO Mixer Application: Provides complete control of digital mixer and all hardware settings.
  • General
    • .PCI Bus: Version 2.2 compliant
    • Data Transfers: Up to 132 Mbytes/sec using custom 16-channel, zero-wait state, scatter-gather DMA engine; bus mastering
    • Size: 5.0in H X 7.4in W X 0.75in D (half-size PCI card)
    • Certifications: CE and FCC Class B
  • LStream Expansion Modules (Optional, for LynxTWO LStream port)
    • LS-ADAT: Provides eight-channel 24-bit ADAT optical I/O or two-channel S/PDIF optical I/O
    • LS-AES: Provides eight-channel 24-bit/96kHz AES/EBU or S/PDIF digital I/O
    • LS-TDIF: Provides eight-channel 24-bit TDIF I/O

Included Items

  • Audio and sync breakout cables
  • SPDIF adapter cables
  • CD ROM with manual
  • All drivers and sample software


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