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Symetrix Introduces Lucid 88192 Audio Converter

Audio converter supports eight channels of analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog (January 01, 2006)

Symetrix, a leading provider of audio signal processing products for the installed sound, broadcast, and professional audio markets announces the introduction of the Lucid 88192. This premium audio converter supports eight channels of analog-to-digital, and eight channels of digital-to-analog conversion at sampling frequencies up to 192kHz.

The multi-format unit offers simultaneous connectivity for analog, high-speed AES/EBU digital audio, and SMUX2 ADAT Optical digital audio. An option port is included for future adoption of additional formats.

"The 88192 is the first of a planned series of product introductions that will reinvigorate the Lucid brand with our studio and broadcast customers," commented Dan Gallagher, executive vice president of global sales and marketing. "This converter will open a number of doors for us with new and existing customers."

Touting excellent audio performance and full connectivity, the 88192 also includes some fairly sophisticated routing capabilities. Through an intuitive front-panel menu scheme, inputs are easily routed to single or multiple outputs in both the digital and analog realms. Information, including active metering, is returned to the user in an easy to read vacuum fluorescent display. The deceptively simple front panel includes a push-button encoder and single button to provide all the tools for navigating menus and changing settings in the unit.

Superb audio performance is the real bottom line for the 88192. The unit has excellent dynamic range, distortion, and frequency response specifications. It includes the famous Lucid low jitter clock technology, and helps users achieve better recorded results by incorporating the Soft Clip feature on the analog inputs.

Supporting sampling rates up to 192kHz, the converter is expected to find its way into a number of critical production and recording situations such as studios, surround sound production, broadcast production, and mobile recording units.

"The Lucid name has always been tied to quality audio, and this product will continue that tradition" continued Gallagher. "We see a need in the market for a premium converter that is versatile enough to be used with a workstation, in a broadcast facility, or in a major studio environment. This one is ready for any situation."

About Lucid
Lucid is a division of Symetrix Inc. dedicated to producing sonically superior digital audio hardware for recording, mastering, and audio post-production. Lucid's critically acclaimed converters can be found in studios worldwide and were nominated for a 2000 TEC Award.

For more information, please phone the company at (425) 778-7728 or refer to its website at



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