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Prism Audio Lyra 1 2-in/2-out Audio Interface

Brand: Prism AudioSKU: SP-NPRA001Condition: Special Order


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About this Product

This is a brand new Prism Audio Lyra 1 2-in/2-out Audio Interface.

Product Details:
Lyra 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 convertors 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 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.

What's Included:

  • Lyra 1
  • CD with software and manuals: x 1
  • IEC mains lead: x 1
  • USB Lead type A to B: x 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)
    • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Warranty Period:  1 Year

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