Outputs tab

Parent chapter  Previous page  Next page


The Outputs tab contains the controls and status indicators for all functions of the analogue outputs and S/PDIF outputs as described in the hardware section.  In ADAT modes, the status of the ADAT/SMUX outputs is also displayed here.



Line output level is switched between +4dBu and -10dBV nominal by the '+4/-10' radio buttons.


The stereo digital output has a versatile word-length control using TPDF dither or Prism Sound SNS (Super Noise Shaping), and the RCA connector can be switched to operate as either S/PDIF or AES3 as required.  If the sample rate converter (SRC) is configured in the digital output, a separate sync source and sample rate can be selected.


An assignable level control is available, for use as a monitor volume control, which can be assigned to any desired outputs using the row of 'VOL' buttons. The volume control can be adjusted using the mouse, as well as with the front-panel knob.  There is also a mute button (whose function is also available by pressing the volume knob on the Lyra front panel) and a numerical readout/setting box.  Note that changes to the assignment of the level control can be prevented by engaging the lock button (marked with a key symbol) just above the level control.  When engaged (red) the lock button prevents changes to the level control assignment in order to avoid accidental full-level output.


Below each stereo output strip is a drop-list control allowing each output pair to be fed either directly from the workstation ('DAW') or from a dedicated low-latency foldback mixer ('Mixer'), or from the mixer associated with any other output pair.  Each stereo mixer can mix any of Lyra's analogue, digital and ADAT/SMUX inputs to the output pair, along with the DAW feed, as described in the following section.  Above these output mode drop-lists are a row of dedicated buttons which cause the headphone output to be routed from the mixer associated with that output pair. These buttons are additive, i.e. multiple output pairs can be selected to be mixed to the headphone output.


All outputs have high-resolution peak metering, with overload indication 0.05dB below clipping.


Below each meter is a 'Verifile' symbol; this is lit green to show that a Verifile-encoded signal is being played through of the associated DAW output, flashes red to indicate a Verifile error, and is greyed if no Verifile encoding is detected.