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Lynx LS-ADAT for LynxTWO/L22/AES16  From Lynx

16 Channel ADAT i/o LStream Expansion Card

Lynx Studio Technology

Manufacturer's Description from Lynx

The LS-ADAT provides 16 channels of ADAT LightPipe I/O to the AES16, LynxTWO and Lynx L22 PCI cards and the AES16e PCI Express card. Mounted next to the primary card, the LS-ADAT is controlled from the Lynx Mixing Application that is already present. This powerful mixer allows the 16 ADAT inputs to be routed to any output and any of the AES16, LynxTWO or L22s analog or digital input signals to be routed to the LS-ADAT’s 16 Lightpipe channels. LS-ADAT installs in an empty bracket internally in your computer, no PCI slot is required. 

With four Lightpipe ports on the front (two for input and two for output), 16 input and 16 output channels are available at sample rates up to 48 kHz. Eight channels at 96 kHz and four channels at 192 kHz are available using S/MUX technology. 

The ADAT Sync In port provides two methods of sample accurate synchronization, ASIO and LS-ADAT’s built-in cue point capability. LS-ADAT offers a wide variety of sample clock options. Its sample clock can be derived from a word clock or composite video received by the LynxTWO. Also either Lightpipe input or the Sync port can be selected as the clock source. When the AES16 is selected as clock source, the LS-ADAT benefits from the extremely low jitter of the AES16’s SynchroLock word clock.

  • Full Function ADAT interface
  • Daughter card for LynxTWO, Lynx L22, all AES16 and AES16e models
  • 16 I/O channels at sample rates up to 48 kHz
  • 8 I/O channels at 96 kHz using S/MUX technology
  • 4 I/O channels at 192 kHz
  • Wide variety of sample rate sync options
  • Two inputs and two outputs compatible with Alesis ADAT Type I and Type II Optical Digital Interface Protocol
  • Sample accurate synchronization
  • Integrates with host card’s digital mixer
  • RoHS Compliant
Lynx Studio Technology

About Manufacturer

Lynx Studio Technology, Inc. is a debt-free, privately held corporation that designs and manufactures professional, computer related audio products. The company was formed by a team of engineers previously associated with industry-leading digital audio companies with the goal of utilizing cutting-edge technology to create the highest quality products at a good value to the customer. The Lynx team is focused on "linking" the professional audio world with computers by utilizing their many years of experience in both hardware design and device driver coding. This complementary expertise is borne out in reliable products that not only have great specifications, but are also shipped with extremely stable and well-tested drivers. Support for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP and Macintosh platforms are standard for most products. With the ability to support multiple platforms, buses, and operating systems Lynx plans to supply products to a variety of audio markets and applications such as audio production, delivery, and testing for recording studios, project studios, post production studios, home studios, and live concert settings. Lynx supports the retail market with a standard product line through its dealers and distributors. Lynx also supports OEM?s for larger quantities and custom designs. For information regarding retail and OEM sales please contact us at:


ADAT Optical I/O

Number / Type

Two inputs and two outputs, compatible with Alesis ADAT Type I and Type II Optical Digital Interface Protocol, up to 24-bit data


16 @ 44.1kHz 48 kHz sample rates
8 @ 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz sample rates, S/MUX enabled
4 @ 176.4 kHz and 192 kHz sample rates, SMUX enabled

Input Receiver

Fast-locking phase-locked loop with 30 kHz to 55 kHz lock range

ADAT Synchronization I/O

Number / Type

One 9-pin Sync In port compatible with Alesis Synchronization Protocol


Time code (sample count), word clock, and MIDI control data

Sample Accurate Methods

ASIO Positioning Protocol and hardware-based SMPTE frame address matching logic (Cue Point).


Time code to MTC conversion


MIDI port transfers serial input control data

Clock Synchronization

Clock Sources

Host card (LynxTWO/L22/AES16), Optical In 1, Optical In 2, ADAT Sync In


Master mode: utilizes LynxTWO/L22/AES16 low-jitter sample clock to drive external ADAT devices
Slave mode: word clock derived from external ADAT device



FPGA-based core. Support for field upgrades of firmware.

Audio Devices

Host Card is visible to applications as eight stereo record devices corresponding to ADAT optical inputs 1 – 16 and eight stereo play devices corresponding to ADAT optical outputs 1 – 16.


Integrates with host card’s digital mixer to allow independent routing of ADAT I/O with host card analog and digital I/O.


I/O Ports

(4) Bracket-mounted TOSLINK connectors. (1) 9-pin female D-sub connector.


LStream interface headers


Host Interface

Lynx proprietary LStream Interface: 24.5 Mbps bi-directional


One available bracket position (PCI slot not required), Host card: LynxTWO/L22/AES16


3.0” H X 5.0” W X 0.75” D

EMI Certifications

FCC and CE

Shipping Weight

2 pounds







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