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nateman831:
** Lynx Two **

-PCI Card
-superb audio quality
-24bit 192Khz capable on analog I/O
-24bit 96Khz capable on digital I/O
-Can add channel I/O’s using optional LS-ADAT and LS-AES LStream daughter cards
-Up to 3:1 Sample Rate Conversion

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


-=VARIANTS=-

*Lynx Two-A — 4 analog ins, 4 analog outs
*Lynx Two-B — 2 analog ins, 6 analog outs
*Lynx Two-C — 6 analog ins, 2 analog outs


-=BREAKOUT CABLES=-

CBL-L2AudioA - analog audio (balanced) cable for Two-A
   25 pin d-sub connector to four male XLR and four female XLR
CBL-L2AudioB - analog audio (balanced) cable for Two-B
CBL-L2AudioC - analog audio (balanced) cable for Two-C
CBL-L2Sync - Digital I/O and time-code sync
   HD-15 connector to (4) BNC and (2) XLR
CBL-L2Sync - Secondary option for digital I/O - but not time-code
   HD-15 connector to (2) BNC and (2) XLR


-=SPECS=-

-4 Balanced analog inputs & 4 balanced analog outputs on “A” model
-24-bit AES3 or S/PDIF I/O with full status and subcode support
-Dynamic range: 115dBA (input), 116dBA (output).
-Signal-to-noise ratio: 114dBA (input), 116dBA (output)
-Digital I/O: AES-EBU or S/PDIF, transformer-coupled, on XLR flying lead connectors
-SMPTE timecode I/O: LTC in and out using BNC connectors on flying leads, supporting 24, 25, 29.97, and 30 frame rates (drop and non-drop).


-=DRIVERS=-

MacOS 9
Macintosh ASIO 2.0 driver (no SoundManager a.k.a. system sound)
ASIO Driver v1.0b9
https://web.archive.org/web/20060114093351/http://www.lynxstudio.com:80/drivers/LynxTWOv1.0Build9.sit

The card ships from the factory with Windows firmware installed. The driver requires the latest Macintosh firmware to be loaded first

OS 9 Firmware Updater:
https://web.archive.org/web/20060114091910/http://www.lynxstudio.com:80/drivers/L2Update21.sit

OS X Firmware Updater:
https://web.archive.org/web/20060114095136/http://www.lynxstudio.com:80/drivers/L2UpdateX21a.sit


-=LITERATURE=-

User Manual
https://cdn.lynxstudio.com/go/wp-content/uploads/LynxTWOManual.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20030404203114/http://www.lynxstudio.com:80/reviews/LynxTWOManual.pdf

Brochures (two different versions):
https://web.archive.org/web/20050325202931/http://lynxstudio.com:80/reviews/LynxTWOBrochureHiRes.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20010603094637/http://www.lynxstudio.com:80/drivers/LynxTWOBrochure.pdf

Ad:
https://web.archive.org/web/20030917121925/http://www.lynxstudio.com/reviews/LynxTWO%20Ad%20Mix%20Oct%202002.pdf


-=REVIEWS=-

The Stereo Times, Oct 2002
https://web.archive.org/web/20040221001557/http://www.stereotimes.com/acc101502.shtm

Sound on Sound review, Mar 2002
https://web.archive.org/web/20030917135646/http://www.lynxstudio.com:80/reviews/LynxTWO%20Sound%20On%20Sound%20Review%20Web.pdf
https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/lynx-studio-technology-lynx-two

Pro Audio Review, Oct 2002
https://web.archive.org/web/20030917115821/http://www.lynxstudio.com/reviews/LynxTWO%20ProAudioReview%20Oct2002.pdf

ProSoundNews, Jul 2002
https://web.archive.org/web/20030917104223/http://www.lynxstudio.com/reviews/LynxTWO%20ProSoundNews%20July2002.pdf

iXBT Labs
http://ixbtlabs.com/articles2/lynxtwo/index.html

EQ Magazine, Jun 2002
http://www.lynxstudio.net/reviews/LynxTWO%20EQ%20June2002.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20030917111730/http://www.lynxstudio.com/reviews/LynxTWO%20EQ%20June2002.pdf

PC AV Tech, Feb 2002
https://web.archive.org/web/20040223000045/http://www.pcavtech.com/soundcards/lynxtwo/

nateman831:
** Lynx L22 **

-PCI Card
-superb audio quality
-24bit 192Khz capable on analog I/O
-24bit 96Khz capable on digital I/O
-4-channel architecture
-Can add channel I/O’s using optional LS-ADAT and LS-AES LStream daughter cards
-Offers 2 channels of Lynx 192kHz conversion


-=BREAKOUT CABLES=-

CBL-L22Audio
CBL-L22Sync


-=SPECS=-

-Analog: Two inputs /Two outputs; Electronically balanced or unbalanced, XLR connectors on L2Audio Cable
-Digital: One input and one output AES/EBU or S/P DIF format, transformer coupled, XLR connectors on L2Sync Cable
-Dynamic range: 117dBA (input), 117dBA (output).
-Signal-to-noise ratio: 116dBA (input), 117dBA (output)
-Digital I/O: AES-EBU or S/PDIF, transformer-coupled, on XLR flying lead connectors


-=DRIVERS=-

MacOS 9
Macintosh ASIO 2.0 driver (no SoundManager a.k.a. system sound)
ASIO Driver v1.0b9
https://web.archive.org/web/20060114093351/http://www.lynxstudio.com:80/drivers/LynxTWOv1.0Build9.sit

The card ships from the factory with Windows firmware installed. The driver requires the latest Macintosh firmware to be loaded first

OS 9 Firmware Updater:
https://web.archive.org/web/20060114091910/http://www.lynxstudio.com:80/drivers/L2Update21.sit

OS X Firmware Updater:
https://web.archive.org/web/20060114095136/http://www.lynxstudio.com:80/drivers/L2UpdateX21a.sit


-=LITERATURE=-

User Manual:
https://cdn.lynxstudio.com/go/wp-content/uploads/LynxL22Manual.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20030620221022/http://lynxstudio.com:80/reviews/LynxL22Manual.pdf

Brochure:
https://web.archive.org/web/20030414185556/http://www.lynxstudio.com:80/reviews/LynxL22Brochure.pdf


-= REVIEWS=-

MIX Magazine:
https://www.mixonline.com/technology/field-test-lynx-l22-pci-audio-card-369947

Archimago’s Musings:
https://archimago.blogspot.com/2017/04/retro-measure-2002-lynx-l22-pci-audio.html

MacWorld, Dec 2004
https://web.archive.org/web/20041214135144/http://www.macworld.com:80/2004/12/reviews/audioconverters/index.php

nateman831:
** Lynx AES16 **

-PCI Card
-Up to 16 channels of AES/EBU digital input and output
-Sampling rates up to 192
-Strictly digital I/O, no analog


-=VARIANTS=-

* Lynx AES16  -  Includes no cables
* Lynx AES16-XLR - Same card, but ships with (2) 6’ cables with XLR and BNC connectors
* Lynx AES16-SRC - Sample Rate Conversion model


-=BREAKOUT CABLES=-

CBL-AES1604 six foot cable with 8 XLR connectors, AES, (4) In (4) Out [standard cable]
CBL-AES1605 - cable to connect to Aurora. Is compatible with devices with standard Yamaha digital I/O pin-out from Yamaha, Apogee, Mackie and others


-=Expansion=-

Lynx LS-ADAT (16 channels ADAT light-pipe)


-=SPECS=-

-Sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz.
-LStream header expansion port


-=DRIVERS=-

MacOS 9
Macintosh ASIO 2.0 driver (no SoundManager a.k.a. system sound)
ASIO Driver v1.0b9
https://web.archive.org/web/20060114093351/http://www.lynxstudio.com:80/drivers/LynxTWOv1.0Build9.sit

The card ships from the factory with Windows firmware installed. The driver requires the latest Macintosh firmware to be loaded first

OS 9 Firmware Updater:
https://web.archive.org/web/20060114091910/http://www.lynxstudio.com:80/drivers/L2Update21.sit

OS X Firmware Updater:
https://web.archive.org/web/20060114095136/http://www.lynxstudio.com:80/drivers/L2UpdateX21a.sit


-=LITERATURE=-

User Manual (two different versions)
https://cdn.lynxstudio.com/go/wp-content/uploads/AES16UserManual_20040810_A.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20040611203339/http://lynxstudio.com:80/manuals/AES16UserManual.pdf

Pinouts
https://web.archive.org/web/20101126125509/http://lynxstudio.com/pdfs/AES16Pinouts.pdf

Product Announcement, AES16
https://web.archive.org/web/20030917071006/http://www.lynxstudio.com:80/reviews/AES16PressRelease.pdf

Product Announcement, AES16 SRC
https://web.archive.org/web/20060318013601/http://www.lynxstudio.com/pr200401D.html

Press Release, Jan 2004, Pro Recording Community Embraces Lynx AES16
https://web.archive.org/web/20060318013902/http://www.lynxstudio.com/pr200401C.html

Brochure
http://www.lynxstudio.net/reviews/AES16Brochure.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20030917140845/http://www.lynxstudio.com:80/reviews/AES16Brochure.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20030917071006/http://www.lynxstudio.com:80/reviews/AES16PressRelease.pdf


-=REVIEWS=-

Pro Audio Review, May 2004
https://web.archive.org/web/20050207125438/http://www.proaudioreview.com/par/may04/lynx_aes16.shtml

MIX Magazine, Oct 2004
https://web.archive.org/web/20051227004118/http://mixonline.com/products/review/audio_lynx_aes_aesebu/

Sound on Sound, Jun 2006
https://web.archive.org/web/20160628062135/http://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/lynx-aurora-16-aes16
https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/lynx-aurora-16-aes16

Resolution Magazine, May/Jun 2004
https://resolutionmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Lynx-AES16.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20220122231631/https://resolutionmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Lynx-AES16.pdf

nateman831:
** DIGI 32 Series **

-PCI Card
-24 bit / 48 kHz Digital Audio   (96 kHz for later Pro model)
-32-48 kHz Sample Rate   (96 kHz for later Pro model)
-Strictly digital I/O  (except Analog Line Out for Pro model)
-Optical In and Out, Coaxial In and Out, Internal In and Out
-Multiple cards can be run in parallel


-= VARIANTS =-

DIGI 32   (2-channel stereo)
DIGI 32/8   (8 channels via optical (ADAT)
DIGI Pro   (2-channel Stereo, Up to 96 kHz (48 kHz for earlier versions), 20 Bit Analog line out)


-= DRIVERS =-

Drivers v1.3b4
Mar 2000
Possibly MacOS 7.6+
https://web.archive.org/web/20010706085426/http://www.rme-audio.de:80/download/mac32_5.sit


-=User Manuals (PC)=-

DIGI 32
https://archiv.rme-audio.de/old/english/download/32e.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20040101082436/http://www.rme-audio.com/english/download/32e.pdf

DIGI 32/8
https://archiv.rme-audio.de/old/english/download/328e.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20040101054233/http://www.rme-audio.com/english/download/328e.pdf

DIGI 32 Pro
https://archiv.rme-audio.de/old/english/download/32pe.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20040101164832/http://www.rme-audio.com/english/download/32pe.pdf


-=Website=-

DIGI32
https://web.archive.org/web/19990901222552/http://www.rme-audio.com/english/digi32/digi32.htm

DIGI32/8
https://web.archive.org/web/19990502111101/http://www.rme-audio.com/english/digi32/digi328.htm

DIGI32 PRO
https://web.archive.org/web/19990502123312/http://www.rme-audio.com/english/digi32/digi32pr.htm


MacOS Info Page
https://web.archive.org/web/19990218171205/http://www.rme-audio.com/english/mac/index.htm

MacOS Driver Info
https://web.archive.org/web/19990502215352/http://rme-audio.com/english/mac/mac32.htm

Reviews
https://web.archive.org/web/19990222151058/http://rme-audio.com/english/reviews.htm

Configuring Logic, Samplitude, and Cubase (PC)
https://web.archive.org/web/19990428000356/http://rme-audio.com/english/techinfo/setup.htm

Configuring Cakewalk and SAWPlus 32 (PC)
https://web.archive.org/web/19990428002452/http://rme-audio.com/english/techinfo/setup2.htm

FAQ
https://web.archive.org/web/19990901233722/http://www.rme-audio.com/english/faq/faq32e.htm

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