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Prism Sound Lyra 1 Reference-Grade USB Audio Interface

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

MFR# Lyra-1 USB Audio Interface

Product Description

The Prism Sound Lyra 1 represents the pinnacle of compact audio interfaces. Packing Prism Sounds trusted, uncompromising AD/DA conversion into a compact chassis perfect for use in the studio or on the road. Based on the Orpheus’ audio path and clock circuitry, Lyra is ideal for those who don’t require a large I/O count but do demand the highest quality and most transparent AD/DA available.

RENOWNED AD/DA CONVERSION

Lyra cuts no corners in its design and boasts the same trusted Prism Sound converters used on countless hit records. It’s ultra-transparent characteristic means what you put into the Lyra is exactly what you get out of it.

PRISTINE PRE-AMPLIFICATION

Featuring a single class-A microphone preamp, Lyra 1 guarantees superbly clean, detailed recordings that capture a performance the way it was intended.

SOFT-CLIP LIMITING (OVERKILLER)

Lyra’s analogue input channels include a switchable Prism Sound 'Overkiller' circuit. This soft-clip limiter gently absorbs transients and allows signal levels to be pushed to their limits without risk.

QUALITY SUPPORT

Prism Sound's reputation for audio excellence has been matched only by its top-quality after-sales support and technical advice. The longevity of a Prism Sound product is a testament to the dedicated team behind it.

SOFTWARE

Lyra’s hardware front panel gives a continuous visual indication of the unit’s main settings and levels, but in-depth control is managed from the Lyra control panel. This runs on the host computer, and can be brought into view whenever adjustments are needed. The upper area of the control panel shows a panel of ‘Global’ settings for the entire group of connected interfaces and a panel of ‘Unit’ settings which is assignable to each connected unit in turn, using the enclosed drop-list. These settings are concerned with general parameters such as sync source and sample rate selection, metering and buffering modes. An ‘Identify’ button causes all the LEDs on the selected box to light, to assist with identification in multi-unit systems. To the right, there are large buttons for loading and saving setups, and for on-line help.

VERIFILE

Verifile is a radical new proprietary technology exclusive to Prism Sound which allows computer audio streams and recorded files to be quickly checked for a wide range of clicks, errors and dropouts, without any compromise in the audio content or any additional metadata. The Verifile process is entirely invisible and inaudible to the user, so using it is simplicity itself.

Developed to meet the needs of our audio archiving clients where even the most minute, inaudible error is completely unacceptable. Verifile can quickly identify and detect any such imperfection making it also the ideal choice for mastering & mix engineers.

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
  • Two Prism Sound premium-quality DA channels, plus independent stereo headphone DA
  • S/PDIF stereo on TOSLINK optical connectors
  • Built in high-quality sample rate conversion available on digital input
  • Prism Sound SNS noise shaping on digital outputs (4 curves)
  • Low-latency "console-quality" digital mixer for foldback monitoring
  • Fader, pan, cut, solo on every mixer channel
  • Front-panel master volume control, assignable to selected channels
  • State-of-the-art clock generation with proprietary hybrid 2-stage DPLL
  • Fully-floating (isolated) balanced architecture for optimum noise rejection

Product Specifications

Condition New
Width 10.5 in
Depth 9.5 in
Height 1.75 in
Unit Weight 4.6 lb
Chassis 19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces 1u
Channels Dual-Channel
Digital Inputs 2
Analog Inputs 2
Input Connectors 1/4-inch TRS, Analog XLR, Digital RCA, Optical
Digital Outputs 2
Analog Outputs 2
Output Connectors 1/4-inch TRS, Digital RCA, Optical
Computer Connection USB
Number of Preamps 1
Maximum Sampling Rate 192 kHz
Digital Format AES/EBU, S/PDIF

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