Lynx Audio

E44

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  • Regular price R 16,363.49


The four analog, four digital PCI express card.

As with the LynxTWO-A, but in PCI express format, the E44 is designed to satisfy the most demanding professional recording and broadcast studio requirements. Built upon the legacy of the industry-leading LynxONE and LynxTWO cards, the E series takes a leap forward to offer the highest performance A/D and D/A conversion system ever incorporated into a PCI Express card.

Key features

  • Four channels of A/D and D/A conversion
  • Four channels of AES3 or S/PDIF I/O
  • Sample rates of 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz
  • Extremely low-jitter SynchroLock™ sample clock generator
  • V2 DMA Engine promotes extremely low-latency operation
  • Fixed or adjustable trim level on all analog I/O’s, relay controlled
  • FPGA-based on-board hardware mixing

The E44 is ideal for:

  • Audio production. The E44 is the best sounding 4 channel PCIe card for DAW recording and playback
  • Broadcast applications requiring 24/7 flawless operation
  • Audio playback.  The E44’s pristine audio quality makes it ideal for the most demanding high-end hi-fi systems
  • Capturing and archiving historic and classic material with extreme accuracy and transparency
  • Audio measurement.  As a precise audio instrument the E44 is exceptionally accurate and transparent
  • Medical, military and industrial applications that require full audio spectrum capabilities and extreme reliability and precision

The E44 card utilizes sophisticated design methodologies to achieve high performance levels. Components are meticulously chosen to support low noise and distortion. Circuit topologies are compact and cancel external noise pickup. Capacitors with solid dielectrics provide high reliability and long life. Considerable effort is applied to PCB layout which focuses on component placement and routing of traces, as well as copious use of copper planes for shielding and power distribution.

The use of field-programmable-gate-arrays (FPGA) is another core technology pioneered for use in audio devices by Lynx. The E series uses the latest devices with a wealth of resources for parallel processing in our 16 X 8 mixer and V2 DMA engine which maximizes throughput on the PCIe bus while minimizing CPU workload. As always, FPGA’s allow for field-upgradeability to add features in the future.

Features:

  • Four channels A/D and D/A conversion
  • Four channels of AES3 or S/PDIF I/O
  • Sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
  • Extremely low-jitter SynchroLock sample clock generator
  • Fixed or adjustable trim level on all analog I/O’s, relay controlled
  • Automatic output muting on power on/off (de-thump)
  • FPGA-based on-board hardware mixing
  • V2 DMA Engine promotes extremely low-latency operation
  • Drivers for Macintosh OS X, Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & 10. Thunderbolt compatible.
  • Lynx Mixer application
  • RoHS compliant
  • Designed and built in the USA
  • Cables Sold Separately
  • CBL-L2AudioA for analog I/O
  • CBL-ESYNC for digital and word clock I/O
  • CBL-XMDR18 S/PIDF adapter for digital in to S/PIDF
  • CBL-XFDR18 S/PIDF adapter for digital out to S/PIDF

 

Technical specification

Analog I/O

  • Four input channels / four outputs channels
  • TYPE: Electronically balanced or unbalanced, XLR connectors
  • LEVEL: +20dBu full-scale or variable +8.23dBu to +24dBu full-scale; jumper selectable
  • INPUT IMPEDANCE: Balanced mode: 24 kohm Unbalanced mode: 12 kohm
  • OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: Balanced mode: 100 ohm Unbalanced mode: 50 ohm
  • OUTPUT DRIVE CAPABILITY: 600 impedance, 0.2 µF capacitance
  • A/D AND D/A TYPE: 24-bit, multi-level, delta-sigma
  • SAMPLE RATES: All standard sample rates up to 192kHz

Line In (includes A/D Conversion)

  • Analog performance specs measured at 44.1 kHz sample rate, 24-bit, card installed in computer
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20 - 20 kHz, ± 0.05 dB
  • DYNAMIC RANGE: 117 dB
  • CHANNEL CROSSTALK: <-128 dB, 1kHz signal@-1dBFS
  • THD+N: -111 dB (0.0003%) @ -1 dBFS 1 kHz signal, 22Hz - 22kHz BW

Line Out (includes D/A Conversion)

  • Analog performance specs measured at 44.1 kHz sample rate, 24-bit, card installed in computer
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20 - 20 kHz, ± 0.05 dB
  • DYNAMIC RANGE: 120 dB
  • CHANNEL CROSSTALK: <-130 dB, 1kHz signal @ -1dBFS
  • THD+N: -108 dB (0.0004%) @ -1 dBFS 1kHz signal, 22Hz - 22kHz BW

Digital I/O

I/O Type

  • Four input channels / four outputs channels 24 bit AES/EBU or S/PDIF format jumper selectable, transformer coupled, XLR connectors.

Sample Rates

  • 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 177.4 kHz, 192 kHz

Clock I/O

Number

  • EXTERNAL: one input and output, BNC connectors on Sync Cable
  • INTERNAL: one input and output on board mounted headers

Level / Impedance

  • TTL / 75 ohms

Type

  • Word clock

Software

Windows Drivers

  • Windows 7 / 8: MME / DirectSound / WASAPI (WaveRT); ASIO 2.3 Macintosh Drivers.

OSX Drivers

  • Core Audio for OS X 10.8 and higher.

Lynx Mixer

  • Provides complete control of digital mixer and all hardware settings

Mixer

Channel Capacity

  • 16 input channels, 8 sub outputs

Monitor Mixing

  • 16 x 8 with no limitations

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 I/O

Sync Port

  • Bracket-mounted 15-pin high-density female D-sub connector for digital input and output, word clock in and out

Cables (Optional)

  • E44 Audio Cable (CBL-L2AudioA) is a 25-pin male D-sub to 4 male and 4 female XLR connectors on six-foot shielded twisted pair cabling
  • E44 Sync (CBL-ESYNC) is a 15-pin high-density male D-sub to (2) male and (2) female XLR on six-foot shielded twisted pair cabling and (2) female BNC connectors on six-foot 75 ohm coaxial cabling

Other

PCI Express Bus

  • x1

Data Transfers

  • Highly efficient Lynx V2 DMA engine; bus mastering

Power

  • +3.3V @ 630 mA, +12V @ 500 mA

Certifications

  • CE and FCC Class B RoHS Certified

Shipping Weight

  • 1 pound