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Lexicon® Unveils the I·ONIX Series of USB 2.0 Desktop Recording Interfaces

December 19, 2008
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Lexicon®, a Harman International Company (NYSE-HAR), today introduced its
new I·ONIX U22, U42S, and U82S USB Desktop Recording Interfaces. The I·ONIX Series offers the
highest quality hardware and software to provide the user with exceptional recordings. Each model
provides all the necessary tools to transform a computer into a professional 24-bit digital recording studio
including the USB 2.0 desktop recording interface, Steinberg® Cubase LE4® multi-track PC and Mac®
recording software, Toontrack® EZdrummer® Lite virtual instrument software, and the new Lexicon
PantheonTM II VST/AU reverb plug-in.
 
Brilliantly designed, the I·ONIX Desktop Recording Series sit in the perfect location when using a DAW,
between your keyboard and monitor. Now all the monitor and input level controls are at your fingertips. The
I·ONIX Series are meticulously crafted from the highest quality components to ensure superior recordings
that live up to Lexicon’s standards of performance. Each desktop recording interface features newly
designed dbx® microphone preamps on all analog inputs. The preamps are driven by a high-voltage supply
to guarantee stability and provide superior recordings across a wide dynamic range. Performance driven
A/D-D/A converters ensure pristine 24-bit/96kHz audio quality.
 
Speaking about the introduction of the new I·ONIX Desktop Recording Interfaces, Director of Marketing for
Lexicon Randy Garrett stated, “Lexicon is committed to bringing the same quality equipment to casual and
aspiring musicians that it has provided to professionals for years. In-depth research into home and project
studio recording provided the inspiration for the unique, ergonomic shape of the new I·ONIX Series. In
addition, the no compromise design guarantees outstanding audio performance.”   
 
The Lexicon name is synonymous with the world’s best reverb. The Pantheon II VST/AU plug-in offers six
reverb types with 16 adjustable parameters, and 35 factory presets that range from Vocal to Live Sound
and Special Effects. The exquisitely rich, full reverbs make it easy to add dimension and depth to any track.
 
Each of the three models allows for a different level of recording capability. The U22 can record two
channels simultaneously and includes two analog combi-jack mic/line inputs, two TRS balanced line
outputs, a Hi-Z instrument input, a 1/4” high-power headphone output, and MIDI I/O.  The U42S records four
analog and two digital channels simultaneously, and the U82S can record eight analog and two digital
channels. In addition, the U42S and U82S include four and eight analog combi-jack mic/line inputs
respectively, S/PDIF I/O, two instrument inputs, and two 1/4” headphone outputs. Dedicated knobs and
meters provide quick and easy access to input and output levels and locking combi-jacks make sure that a
connection is not lost in the middle of a performance.  
 
The I·ONIX Desktop Recording Interfaces all include:  
 
• USB 2.0 connection to the DAW, up to 480Mbps  
• 44.1 to 96 kHz sample rates, 24-bit resolution  
• Two, Four, or Eight analog 1/4” and XLR combi-jack mic/line inputs  
• Two analog TRS (Stereo Main) outputs • dbx high-voltage, ultra-low noise mic preamps on all analog inputs 
• 48V phantom power for each input pair
• Input signal metering via 8 LED’s per channel 
• Signal mixing and stereo bus signal metering 
• Up to two 1/4” high output headphone connections 
• Up to two Hi-Z instrument inputs
• Zero latency Direct/Playback monitoring
• Low latency ASIO drivers
• Pantheon II VST/AU reverb plug-in
• Steinberg Cubase LE4 and Toontrack EZdrummer Lite software packages
• Supports Windows® and Mac® platforms 

For more information visit: www.harman.com
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