Lucid GENx192 Ultra Low Jitter Studio Master Clock Launched 10/01/06Digital audio is is an essential part of everyday workflow in today's recording,
production and broadcast environments and a master clock is at the heart of the system.
Now, Symetrix have announced the introduction of the Lucid GENx192 Ultra Low Jitter
Master Clock. Designed to fit in a variety of digital audio situations, the GENx192
provides an extremely low jitter master clock reference in a variety of
digital audio formats. Capable of handling sampling frequencies up to
192kHz, this unit will be a versatile companion in any digital audio
application including recording and broadcast scenarios.
Dan Gallagher, Executive vice president of global sales and marketing for
Symetrix had this to say about the new product, "We think this new Lucid clock is really going to turn some heads, It offers an extraordinary package in terms of jitter
performance, connectivity and flexibility, all at a reasonable price point."
The GENx192 has two operating modes, accessed through a very straightforward
front panel interface. A Sync Source select knob allows the operator to
choose between internal reference and distribution functions. In
distribution mode an external AES or Word Clock sync source fed into the
device appears at each of the GENx192's fourteen sync outputs.
When operating in Internal mode the GENx192 generates an ultra low jitter
sync reference at frequencies up to 192kHz. Its fourteen outputs are split
into two groups of seven, each capable of generating an independent multiple
of the base frequency. Thus, the device is capable of generating two
different frequencies, such as 96kHz and 192kHz, simultaneously.
The unit also includes circuitry that examines the word clock connections
and indicates, via a rear-panel LED, whether that particular connection is
properly terminated. This feature will help users resolve one of the most
common digital audio problems - improper termination. This condition leads
to clicks, pops, and other symptoms of incorrect digital sync.