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960L/LARC2 (discontinued)

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Based on Decades of Innovation

For nearly thirty years, the world's most accomplished engineers and producers have relied upon Lexicon for their most critical music and sound productions. To satisfy these discriminating media professionals and to meet the new demands of today's increasingly complex sound content, Lexicon introduces a new generation of digital audio signal processing technology with the new 960L Multi-Channel Digital Effects System.

About 3DPM

A Technology Platform for a New Millennium

Designed specifically for the professional audio, broadcasting, film, post-production and live sound markets, the 960L utilizes a bold new technology platform. it will redefine world-class reverberation with a totally new paradigm of intelligent software algorithms based upon 3DPM™ Technology (3D Perceptual Modeling). This new breakthrough technology introduces entirely new acoustic environments based upon recent critical research on how the human brain perceives complex sounds. Lexicon's 3DPM not only allows sound designers to create the most realistic sounding acoustic environments ever, it also allows for the creation of new and unheard of spaces!

Ready for Anything You Can Throw At It

The 960L is capable of full 24-bit/96kHz performance and the factory standard I/O configuration boasts 8 channels of XLR-balanced analog audio as well as full AES/EBU digital I/O in a 4-unit, rack-mounting CPU mainframe. The all-new Lexicon Alpha-numeric Remote Controller (LARC2) compliments the new 960L mainframe. Multiple DSP configurations include: Stereo, 5.1 Surround, Multiple-Stereo, and Stereo plus 5.1 Surround with 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kHz sampling rates.

The extensive sonic palette of factory programs includes such time-proven standards as Halls, Chambers, Rooms, Plates, Ambience, Wild Spaces, Post and more. Up to 500 additional user-definable programs may be stored in the CPU.

A New Face for an Old Friend

The user interface for the 960L is a totally redesigned and enhanced LARC2 remote controller. Fashioned after the original LARC, which sits atop the leading recording and post-production consoles throughout the world, the new LARC2 provides a simple and intuitive user interface based on the world standard 480L. A variety of input control devices are provided for maximum control and these can be custom tailored for additional flexibility.

Lexicon commissioned an award-winning industrial design company to co-develop the LARC2. Featuring a highly-stylized design with a large, easy-to-read color backlit LCD display, the LARC2 has eight touch-sensitive motorized faders, a two-axis joystick for surround sound panning/placement control, eight soft and twenty-nine dedicated function keys. using this extensive array of controls, the user has instant access to a variety of parameters including machine and system status, fader label/value, soft key, machine setup/select, system control/edit, mute/bypass and joystick control. The LARC2 also features and extremely small footprint (8.0" x 10.5" x 5.5") and may be located several hundred feet from the 960L CPU.

Features

  • Redefines World-class Reverberation
  • 24-bit/96kHz Processing
  • Lexicon 3DPM™ Algorithms (3-Dimensional Perceptual Modeling)
  • True Multi-Channel Surround Sound and Stereo Reverb Processing
  • LARC2™ Remote Control: 480L-based Intuitive User Interface
  • Flexible Input and Output Mixing Capabilities
  • Expandable Audio and Control I/O
  • Hardware and Software Expandable DSP
  • Extensive Sonic Palette of Factory Programs
  • Eight Touch-Sensitive Motorized (auto-nulling) Faders
  • Assignable Joystick for Surround Panning and Creative Parameter Control

Standard Configuration

  • Multiple 3DPM DSP Configurations: Stereo, 5.1 Surround, Combined
  • Eight 24-bit/96kHz Balanced XLR Analog I/O
  • Four Stereo Pairs of 24-bit/96kHz AES/EBU Digital I/O
  • MIDI In/Out/Thru
  • BNC Word Clock Input/Output/Loopthru
  • CD-ROM Drive for Software Upgrades

Details

Analog Input
Connectors    Eight, Female XLR
Impedance    50k½, balanced
Level (for 0 dbFS)    +24dBu
Frequency Response @ 48kHz    20Hz-20kHz, ±1dB
Frequency Response @ 96kHz    20Hz-40kHz, ±1dB
A/D Conversion    24 bits, 128x oversampled
A/D Dynamic Range    >110dB (20Hz-20kHz)
THD    < .002%
CMRR    >50dB
Crosstalk @ 1kHz    < -100dB
Analog Output
Connectors    Eight, Male XLR
Impedance    50½, balanced
Level (for 0 dbFS)    +24dBu
Frequency Response @ 48kHz    20Hz-20kHz, ±1dB
Frequency Response @ 96kHz    20Hz-40kHz, ±1dB
D/A Conversion    24 bits<br>8x oversampled @ 44.1/48kHz<br>4x oversampled @ 88.2/96kHz
D/A Dynamic Range    >110dB (20Hz-20kHz)
THD    < .002%
Crosstalk @ 1kHz    < -100dB
A/A Performance
Frequency Response @ 48kHz    20Hz-20kHz, ±1dB
Frequency Response @ 96kHz    20Hz-40kHz, ±1dB
Dynamic Range    >107dB (20Hz-20kHz)
THD    < .002%
Digital Audio I/O
Connectors    Four Male XLR Outputs;<br>Four Female XLR Inputs
Format    AES/EBU
Word Size    24-bits
Sample Rates
Internal    44.1/48/88.2/96kHz
Accuracy    Within ±10ppm
Meets AES 11, Grade 2
9 External    44.1/48/88.2/96kHz
Lock Range    ±1.5%
Synchronization
TTL Word Clock Input    75½, BNC<br>self-terminating loopthru
TTL Word Clock Output    BNC
Clock Jitter    Intrinsic Jitter and Jitter Gain<br>Exceeds AES3, Amendment 1
Control Interfaces
Remote Control    LARC2 ports (2)
MIDI    In/Out/Thru 5-Pin DIN
Reverb Types
Ambience    48K Stereo and Surround
Chamber    48K Stereo and Surround
Plate    48K Stereo and Surround
Reverse    48K Stereo and Surround
Random Hall    48/96K Stereo and Surround
Ambient Chamber    48K Surround
Reverb Card Configurations
44.1/48K Performance    Stereo Machines (4)<br>2 In x 5 Out Machines (2)<br>5 In + 2 In x 5 Out Machines
88.2/96K Performance    Stereo Machines (2)<br>2 In x 5 Out Machines (1)<br>5 In x 5 Out Machines (1)
Internal Hard Disk Storage
Factory Programs    >200
User Registers    1,000
Removable 3.5" Floppy Disk Storage
User Programs    100
Power
Requirements    100-120/220-240 VAC,<br>50-60Hz, 300W max
Connector    3-pin IEC
Physical Specifications
Size    19.0"W x 17.4"D x 7.0"H<br>(483mm x 442mm x 178mm)<br>(4 rack units)
Weight    35 lbs.
Regulatory Approvals
FCC Class A; CE    EN55103-1,
EN55103-2; UL    UL1419;
C-UL C22.2; TUV    EN60065
Environment
Operating    10¡to 40¡C
Storage    -30¡to 70¡C
Humidity    95% max, non-condensing
<h3>LARC2 Specifications</h3>
Display
Type    Passive Matrix LCD
Resolution    640 x 240 pixels
Colors    256
Backlight    CCFL (Fluorescent)
Brightness    Software controlled
Contrast    rear panel knob
LED Meter Bridge
Configuration    8 channels x 3 levels
Levels    -60dB, -6dB, -0.5dB (overload)
Control Surface
Faders    Eight, 60mm throw,<br>motorized, touch sensitive
Joystick    Two-axis
Dedicated Function Keys    29 (12 backlit)
Soft Function Keys    8
Connectors
960L    9-pin D-sub
Auxiliary PS/2 Keyboard    6-pin Mini-DIN
External Power    Concentric, 2.5mm
Power
Requirements    12 VDC, 2 Amps (max)
Physical Specifications
Size    12.7"L x 8.25"W x 5.0"H<br>(323mm x 210mm x 127mm)
Weight    4 lbs.
Regulatory Approvals
FCC    Class A;
CE    EN55103-1,
EN55103-2; TUV    EN60065
Environment
Operating    5¡to 40¡C
Storage    -30¡to 70¡C
Humidity    95% max, non-condensing
Operating Distance
Powered from 960 Mainframe    Up to 100 feet
With External Power    Up to 1,000 feet

Reviews

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David W. Hewitt

I have been using Lexicon equipment since the early 1970s when Record Plant Studios in New York bought one of the first DDLs. We have owned Lexicon equipment ever since. I have used the 200, 224, PCM 41, 42, 60, 70, 80, & 90. And of course, the 480L, which many of our Remote Recording Clients still insist on. My latest favorite is the 960L, with the new software it’s so easy to set up the four engines and get on with the Live Show. Be it Classical, like the Metropolitan Opera or Rock N’ Roll, as in Neil Young’s latest Tour, the 960L is winning our Client’s accolades.