Prism Sound Lyra 2 2 x 4 USB Audio Interface

Prism Sound Lyra 2 2 x 4 USB Audio Interface

Prism Sound Lyra 2 2 x 4 USB Audio Interface Features:

  • USB interface and AD/DA converter with industry-leading clocking and conversion
  • Reference-grade clocking for ultra-low jitter and maximum digital accuracy
  • 2 pristine mic/line/instrument preamps
  • 4 analog line outputs and headphone out
  • ADAT I/O supports up to 8 additional channels
  • S/PDIF input and output can be used for AES3 signals with included adapter cables
  • Lyra Controller applet for Mac and PC provides comprehensive input/output control, signal routing, foldback mixing, and more
  • Overkiller soft limiter available on all analog inputs to protect against digital clipping
  • Verifile technology allows you to monitor signals or analyze audio files for data corruption

The Pinnacle of Compact Audio Interfaces

Prism Sounds’ Lyra 2 combines ultra-stable clocking, reference-grade AD/DA conversion, and two world-class microphone preamplifiers to deliver a sonically superior compact USB audio interface. For small project studios or traveling producers who are uncompromising when it comes to fidelity, the Prism Sound Lyra 2 is an ideal choice, with just the right amount of control and connectivity for vocal sessions and overdubs. An intuitive software control panel offers access to advanced features, including M/S functions, soft clipping, and adding additional channels via optical input. Highly regarded by discerning engineers at Sweetwater, Prism Sound has a matchless reputation for providing pristine digital audio. For unmatched audio quality in a compact format, you just can’t beat the Lyra 2 USB audio interface from Prism Sound.

Building on a heritage of reference-quality audio

Prism Sound emerged as a leader in digital audio technology by developing test and measurement equipment for the audio industry. With decades of engineering expertise in the realm of digital clocking and its inherent issues, Prism Sound equipment such as the Lyra 2 has set a new benchmark for clean, transparent audio. Whether you’re producing music, performing forensic analysis, or anything beyond, you can be sure that your Lyra 2 is providing the most accurate sonic representation possible.

Pristine audiophile-quality mic preamps

Keeping with Prism Sounds’ reputation for reference-grade sonics, the Lyra 2’s two Class A microphone preamps capture stunningly detailed audio, without coloration. However, these preamps are far from sterile. They’re designed to reveal all the nuances of instrument and vocal performances, as well as the recording environment. Lyra 2 includes two instrument inputs on the front panel, plus two XLR and two 1/4-inch TRS line inputs on the back panel. Input type is automatically selected depending on which jack is used, and the preamps feature 48V phantom power, 20dB pad, phase reversal, and an M/S matrix function — all of which can be selected using Lyra 2’s included control panel software.

Overkiller soft limiter: keep dynamic signals in check

Especially when working in live sound or broadcast environments — where you don’t get chances for a second take — you’ll appreciate the Prism Sound Lyra 2’s Overkiller soft limiter. When engaged, the Overkiller soft limiter prevents digital clipping without any unwanted sonic artifacts or loss of quality. Input channels feature Overkiller activity indicators, making it easy to identify potentially troublesome signal levels at a glance.

Ensure sample-accurate audio with Verifile

A proprietary technology developed by Prism Sound, Verifile allows you to check audio streams and recorded files for any sort of data corruption. Even if clicks, pops, and dropouts are not actually audible, it is simply unacceptable for mission-critical operations like audio archiving and forensic analysis. The cause is usually your computer’s operating system, which can momentarily disrupt audio processes to perform other operations — even if you’ve fine-tuned your operating system for audio performance.

Verifile can take a sequence of audio samples and compare it to the source, allowing you to identify even a single inaccurate bit. You can run Verifile in real time on monitoring outputs, as a standalone application to check the integrity of audio files, as a plug-in within your DAW, or even in the background of an ingestion system to analyze multiple files as they’re recorded. Verifile also allows you to embed additional metadata into an audio stream, including source details, copyright info, and timestamps.

Computer Connectivity USB 2.0
Form Factor Rackmount
Simultaneous I/O 2 x 4
Number of Preamps 2 x mic/line/instrument
Phantom Power Yes
A/D Resolution Up to 24-bit/96kHz
Analog Inputs 2 x 1/4″ (instrument), 2 x 1/4″ (line), 2 x XLR (mic)
Analog Outputs 4 x 1/4″ (line)
Digital Inputs 1 x Coax (S/PDIF, ADAT), 1 x Optical Toslink (S/PDIF, ADAT)
Digital Outputs 1 x Coax (S/PDIF, ADAT), 1 x Optical Toslink (S/PDIF, ADAT)
Headphones 1 x 1/4″
USB 1 x Type B
Data I/O Ethernet
Clock I/O 2 x BNC (in/out)
Software Prism Sound Ultimate Collection Software Bundle (Traktion DAW, Virtual Synths, FX Plug-ins, SADiE 6 Sound Suite)
OS Requirements – Mac OS X 10.5 or later
OS Requirements – PC Windows 7 SP1 or later
Rack Spaces 1U
Height 3.75″
Width 19.01″
Depth 9.52″
Weight 4.62 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number Lyra-2