LYRA 2

USB audio interface with two AD channels, two DA channels, one mic preamp, one front panel instrument input and independent stereo headphone DA

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Summary:

  • 2 A/D Analogue input channels select from:
  • 2 x Microphone XLR inputs with phantom power and 20dB pads
  • 2 x High-impedance front panel instrument inputs
  • 2 x Balanced line inputs on TRS jack
  • 4 D/A Analogue Line Output channels
  • Headphone output with independent mix and volume control
  • S/PDIF Digital in and out on RCA/phono
  • S/PDIF / ADAT Digital in and out on TOSLINK optical
  • AES3 mode on RCA/Phono with supplied XLR adaptor
  • Word-clock sync I/O on BNC connectors
  • Sample rate conversion on digital inputs or outputs
  • Ethernet port for future expansion
  • Lyra 1 and 2 Features

  • No-compromise Prism Sound audio quality
  • Class compliant (UAC2) USB interface
  • ASIO and WDM drivers for Windows (32 and 64bit)
  • Native CORE AUDIO on Mac OS X
  • UAC2 operation on Linux (no control panel support)
  • Two Prism Sound premium-quality AD channels
  • One high-end integrated microphone preamps (typ. -130dBu EIN)
  • Microphone input has switchable phantom power and 20dB pad
  • One high-impedance front panel instrument input
  • Prism Sound "Overkillers" to gracefully control transient overloads
  • Two Prism Sound premium-quality DA channels, plus independent stereo headphone DA
  • Outputs selectable between workstation bus or Lyra mixer
  • New high-drive headphone output with front-panel volume control
  • LYRA 1 FRONT PANEL
    Instrument Input 1 x 6.3mm mono jack socket, auto-detect with software override.
    Headphone Output 1 x 6.3mm stereo TRS Jack, with illuminated volume control
    Master volume Assignable encoder / push switch with halo indication
    Standby button with standby indicator (also flashes when unit is in "identify" mode)
    Indication:
    Level Meters 4 x multi-segment, multi-colour bargraphs with overload indication, 2 for analogue, 2 for digital, assignable to inputs or outputs
    Input selection Indicate mode of analogue inputs 1 & 2 as Mic / line / inst & plus phantom power indicator for mic mode
    Overkiller For both analogue inputs, lit when Overkiller limiters are acting
    Digital Input indicators for digital input unlocked and SRC (sample-rate converter) selected

    LYRA 2 FRONT PANEL
    Instrument Inputs 2 x 6.3mm mono jack sockets, auto-select to analogue inputs 1 & 2 when plugged, software override
    Headphone Output 1 x 6.3mm stereo TRS Jack with illuminated volume control
    Master volume Assignable encoder / push switch with halo indication
    Standby button with standby indicator (also flashes when unit is in 'identify' mode)
    Indication:
    Level Meters 4 x multi-segment, multi-colour bargraphs with overload indication, 2 for analogue, 2 for digital, assignable to inputs or outputs, analogue outputs switchable 1/2 or 3/4.
    Input selection Indicate mode of analogue inputs as Mic / line / inst & plus phantom power indicator for mic mode
    Overkiller For analogue inputs, lit when Overkiller limiters are acting
    Digital Input indicators for digital input unlocked and SRC (sample-rate converter) selected
    Digital Output indicator for SRC (sample-rate converter) selected
    Sync Master indicator, lit when interface is in local sync

    LYRA 1 REAR PANEL
    Mic Input 1 x XLR socket
    Line input 2 x 6.3mm TRS jack sockets (balanced or unbalanced)
    Line outputs 2 x 6.3mm TRS jack sockets (balanced or unbalanced)
    Digital inputs 1 x TOSLINK for S/PDIF input
    Digital output 1 x TOSLINK for S/PDIF output
    USB port 1 x USB type B receptacle
    Mains power 3-pin 6A IEC inlet

    LYRA 2 REAR PANEL
    Mic inputs 2 x XLR sockets
    Line inputs 2 x 6.3mm TRS jack sockets (balanced or unbalanced)
    Line outputs 1-4 4 x 6.3mm TRS jack sockets (balanced or unbalanced)
    Digital inputs 1 x RCA
    1 x TOSLINK for S/PDIF or ADAT Optical input;
    (RCA can operate as AES3 input using XLR-RCA adapter supplied)
    Digital output 1 x RCA
    1 x TOSLINK for S/PDIF or ADAT Optical output;
    (RCA can operate as AES3 output using XLR-RCA adapter supplied)
    Wordclock 2 x BNC sockets, output and input (75Ω)
    USB port 1 x USB type B receptacle
    Network port 1 x RJ45 AVB ethernet port
    Mains power 3-pin 6A IEC inlet

    SOFTWARE SUPPORT
    Mac OS Support OS X 10.5 or later Intel platform
    Windows OS Support Windows Vista, 7, 8 or later (32 or 64 bit)
    Mac audio driver Core Audio device
    Windows audio driver ASIO device, WDM coming soon
    Linux audio driver Lyra is a UAC2 class compliant device - no driver needed on recent distros
    Control Panel applet Graphical user interface for control of Lyra unit under Mac OS X or Windows

    ANALOGUE LINE INPUTS
    Configuration Electronically balanced, with fully-balanced analogue signal path
    Input Sensitivity Switchable '+4dBu' (0dBFS = +18dBu) or '-10dBV' (0dBFS = +6dBu)
    Input Impedance 14.5kΩ
    Unbalanced Mode Automatic
    Total harmonic distortion -117dB (0.00014%, -0.1dBFS)
    THD+N -111dB (0.00028%, -0.1dBFS)
    Dynamic Range 116dB (-60dBFS)
    Gain Accuracy ±0.05dB
    LF roll-off -0.05dB at 8Hz; -3dB at <1Hz
    HF roll-off fs = 44.1kHz: -0.05dB at 21.1kHz; -3dB at 22.0kHz
    fs = 48kHz: -0.05dB at 23.0kHz; -3dB at 23.9kHz
    fs = 96kHz: -0.05dB at 32.0kHz; -3dB at 47.9kHz
    fs = 192kHz: -0.05dB at 32.0kHz; -3dB at 78kHz
    CMRR 20Hz..20kHz: >70dB
    Inter-channel cross-talk 1kHz: <140dB; 20Hz..20kHz: <-120dB
    Inter-channel phase 10Hz..5kHz: ±0.25°,
    5kHz..20kHz: ±1.0°,
    20kHz..50kHz: ±2.0°,
    Overkiller Progessive limiter, auto-aligning, selectable per channel
    Impact Filter High-pass filter, -3dB at 80Hz, 40dB/decade (selectable for channels 1-2; whether in line, mic or instrument mode)
    RIAA de-emphasis filter
    (Lyra 2 only)
    Response accuracy:
    ±0.22dB at fs=44.1kHz;
    ±0.14dB at fs=48kHz;
    ±0.015dB at other sample rates
    M-S matrix (Lyra 2 only) Allows direct connection of mid-side mics, or non-matrix mic-preamps

    MICROPHONE PREAMPLIFIERS
    Configuration Electronically balanced, with fully balanced analogue signal path
    Gain 10dB to 65dB in 1dB steps (0dBFS = -56dBu to -1dBu) plus switchable -20dB pad
    Gain accuracy ±0.05dB
    Input impedance 5.5kΩ
    THD +10dB gain: -116dB at -0.1dBFS (0.00016%)
    +40dB gain: -110dB at -0.1dBFS (0.00032%)
    THD+N +10dB gain: -108dB at -0.1dBFS (0.00040%)
    Equivalent input noise (EIN) +30dB gain: -128.5dBu (0Ω source); -126.3dBu (150Ω source)
    +40dB gain: -130.9dBu (0Ω source); -127.6dBu (150Ω source)
    +50dB gain: -131.2dBu (0Ω source); -127.7dBu (150Ω source)
    +60dB gain: -131.4dBu (0Ω source); -127.8dBu (150Ω source)
    LF roll-off -0.05dB at 20Hz, -3dB at 5Hz
    HF roll-off As per analogue line input data (dependent on fs)
    CMRR 50Hz/60Hz: >110dB at all gains
    1kHz: >100dB at all gains
    20kHz: >90dB at all gains
    Phantom power +48V, switchable per channel
    Pad -20dB, switchable per channel

    INSTRUMENT PREAMPLIFIERS
    Configuration Unbalanced, high impedance buffer
    Gain 10dB to 65dB in 1dB steps, 18dB pad (0dBFS = -38dBu to 17dBu)
    Gain accuracy ±0.05dB
    Input impedance 1MΩ