Golly, that's a long time ago! I think the Lynx 2 was the half-rack one...there's also the Adams Smith Zeta III out there. Both were a little cryptic to use with LED only-type readouts - not even really readouts, but combinations of winking lights to tell you what was goin' on. The MicroLynx was much more user frendly (if you can call ANY synchroniser "friendly) as it had an actual menu system with a display. I went through MANY power supplies with the ones I had.
I just need to stripe smpte on tape and sync a studer a827 to protools. So far I have only found a lynx 2 for sale
That'll do the trick. Hope it's cheap and comes with the right cables! If you're only going to transfer once from 2" to Protools and then move on, why bother syncing? If you have to go back and forth, then yeah, you'll need it.
Seeing as most studios rarely fire up their 2" anymore and lot's are going belly-up, you should be able to find plenty of synchronisers on the auction block.
Hey blue, there's an old thread called "sync to blackburst vs. sync to wordclock" that goes fairly deep into the stripe/lockup issue. There's more than meets the eye, and you should check it out.
I wouldn't goof around with a Lynx I. Get the Lynx II. The A827 ballistics are more stable, but you may need to use the A820 ballistics depending on serial/parallel and other needs.
Ron Allaire, Skyline
Agreed. DAW should always be the master. I've had excellent luck with my original Lynx's, but I was using MCI tape machines and JVC video decks. I'd say get either - whichever has the correct cabling for the machines you need to use. That will be the difficult part - getting the complex and often customised cables sourced.