The Lavry Engineering Synchrony 16 Master Clock is an audio purist Studio Master Clock with extremely low jitter outputs. There are 12 Word Clock outputs and 4 SuperClock outputs organized in groups with each group containing four BNC outputs.
The Lavry Engineering Synchrony 16 operates at only one audio standard Sample Frequency (SF) or multiples thereof at any time in order to provide the lowest jitter signal possible. The multiples of 1x, 2x, and 4x cover audio standard SFs including 44.1, 88.2, 176.4, 48, 96, & 192 kHz for Word Clock outputs. SuperClock outputs operate at 64x, 128x and 256x the base SF of 44.1 or 48 kHz.
The front panel has a base rate setting for 44.1 or 48 kHz and is organized with separate multiplier settings for each of the four output groups. There is also an Edit/Run switch to lock front panel settings to prevent unintentional changes to this very critical clock function.
Even a low-jitter signal can be degraded by problems with signal transmission. Proprietary output driver circuitry reduces this to a minimum by driving a wide range of cables with minimal change to crucial waveform characteristics.
Improper cable termination can also degrade jitter performance. Front panel Termination Diagnostic indicators let the user know at a glance if each output is properly terminated.
Word Clock outputs
The 12 Word Clock outputs are 75 Ohm BNC connectors, which is the industry standard for Word Clock transmission. Each group of four outputs has a separate front panel multiplier setting. For example, this allows simultaneous output of 44.1, 88.2 and 176.4 kHz Word Clock signals at the same time.
The four SuperClock outputs also are 75 Ohm BNC connectors which have their own front panel multiplier setting, allowing simultaneous output of SuperClock at a multiple of the same base SF (44.1kHz in this example).
Proper termination of Word Clock (WC) and SuperClock connections are crucial to achieving good results. The termination must be located at the input of the receiving device, sometimes referred to as the clock “slave.” The front panel termination indicators illuminate when the corresponding output is properly terminated with 75 Ohms. The WC inputs of most devices have either “fixed” internal termination, or a switch or jumper setting to enable/disable their internal termination. Devices that do not have internal termination require a BNC T and BNC Terminator to be placed on the device’s WC input to achieve proper termination.
Lavry Engineering Synchrony 16 Master Clock Features
- Eight 75 Ohm BNC 192, 176.4, 96, 88.2, 48, 44.1 kHz sample rate Word Clock outputs
- Four 75 Ohm BNC SuperClock outputs
- Super-low clock jitter for superior audio performance
- Front Panel Termination Diagnostic indicators
- Front Panel Edit/Run switch to prevent unintentional changes to critical settings
- Intuitive user interface
- Proprietary Output Driver circuitry to minimize variations in jitter performance due to cables
Lavry Engineering Synchrony 16 Master Clock Applications
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