LavryGold AD122-96 MX

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Product Description

The LavryGold AD122-96 MX is a high-end stereo AD converter intended primarily for Mixing and Mastering applications; with balanced professional level XLR inputs and an XLR/AES digital output. There is a BNC Word Clock input and output, as well as an XLR/AES sync input for external synchronization.

The LavryGold AD122-96 MX offers increased ability to handle clipping without audible degradation compared to the LavryGold AD122-96 MkIII.

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For general information analog to digital converter.




Line inputs

The AD122-96 MX has balanced XLR inputs. The balanced configuration is recommended for both balanced and unbalanced line level sources. Please note: for unbalanced connections, the peak input level is reduced to +18dBu. Use the front panel Gain trimmers to raise the input level a minimum of 6dB above the factory setting.

The XLR input is Pin 2 "+" and Pin 3 "-" for normal signal polarity when the Polarity setting in the Audio Control Screen is “+ POLARITY”. Thus, for the AD122-96 MX with balanced or unbalanced Pin 2 "+" connections, the signal polarity is "normal" or "non-inverted." Changing the Audio Control Screen setting to “- POLARITY” will result in inverted signal polarity for balanced and unbalanced Pin 2 "+" connections.

Digital output

The digital output of the AD122-96 MX is a male XLR connector; which transmits AES stereo digital audio. The output can be used to feed most SPDIF inputs by using a simple wired XLR to RCA adapter or adapter cable. Use of an impedance matching transformer is not recommended as long as guidelines for coaxial SPDIF connection cable length are followed.


The AD122-96 MX provides BNC connections for Word Clock input and Word Clock output. The XLR AES Sync input can accept AES sync, and the type of sync is selectable in the Main screen of the front panel LCD display. The front panel also has a "Lock" indicator that illuminates when the AD122-96 MX is synchronized to the external input (but never during internal clock operation). There are setting for the sample frequency; which must be set properly for internal or external operation. Both “BNC WIDE LOCK” and “XLR AES WIDE LOCK” settings are provided for non-standard frequencies between 40 and 50 kHz (such as vari-speed applications); but will not provide as much immunity from jitter as the sample frequency specific modes, which employ a sophisticated crystal-referenced internal clock signal to ensure performance is virtually the same when operating on internal or external clock. There are also "2X" settings to be used ONLY when feeding the AD122-96 MX a sync signal at one-half the digital audio output sample frequency in external clock operation. They appear as “BNC WC LOCK 88/44," “BNC WC LOCK 96/48,” “XLR AES LOCK 88/44,” and “XLR AES LOCK 96/48” in the Main Screen.

AC Power

90-264 VAC @ 47-63Hz , Fuses ¾ Ampere Fast Blow 250V Fuse Size 5mm x 20mm (Replaces older 0.25inch x 1.25 inch size) This supersedes the former recommendation of ½ Ampere 250 volt fast blow fuses. New production units ship with 750mA (3/4 Ampere) 250 V FAST fuses installed.

The power supply automatically adjusts to AC inputs in the range of 90 to 264 volts at line frequencies between 47 and 63 Hz. It is not necessary to change any settings.

See LavryGold voltage setting for details on the AC power voltage setting and accessing the fuses.

Operating tips


The current software revision which is displayed during initialization on the front panel LCD screen is: 2.1e


The previous model AD122-96 MkIII can be upgraded to the MX version. All MkII converters returned for service will be upgraded to the MkIII or MX version as a matter of policy.

Please note that ALL models previous to the MkII cannot be repaired or upgraded due to lack of availability of parts used in these models (the parts were discontinued by the companies which manufactured them).


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