Lyra 2

Reference Grade Compact Audio Interface

Lyra represents the pinnacle of compact audio interfaces. Packing Prism Sounds trusted, uncompromising AD/DA conversion into a compact chassis perfect for use in the studio or on the road.
Based on the Orpheus’ audio path and clock circuitry, Lyra is ideal for those who don’t require a large I/O count, but do demand the highest quality and most transparent AD/DA available.
resolution award
TEC Awards
Remix Technology Award
PAR Excellence Award
METAlliance Certified

Renowned AD/DA Conversion

Lyra cuts no corners in its design and boasts the same trusted Prism Sound convertors used on countless hit records. It’s ultra-transparent characteristic means what you put into the Lyra is exactly what you get out of it.

Pristine Pre-Amplification

Featuring two class-A microphone preamps, Lyra 2 guarantees superbly clean, detailed recordings that capture a performance the way it was intended.

Soft-clip limiting (Overkiller)

Lyra's analogue input channels include a switchable Prism Sound 'Overkiller' circuit. This soft-clip limiter gently absorbs transients and allows signal levels to be pushed to their limits without risk.

Quality Support

Prism Sound's reputation for audio excellence has been matched only by its top quality after-sales support and technical advice. The longevity of a Prism Sound product is a testament to the dedicated team behind it.

Compare The Features

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Lyra 1

2 A/D Analogue Input Channels
2 D/A Analogue Line Output Channels
S/PDIF Digital In/Out
Prism Sound Lyra 2

Lyra 2

2 A/D Analogue Input Channels
4 D/A Analogue Line Output Channels
S/PDIF / ADAT Digital In/Out
AES3 Mode on RCA/Phono
Word-clock Sync I/O


Lyra’s hardware front panel gives continuous visual indication of the unit’s main settings and levels, but in-depth control is managed from the Lyra control panel. This runs on the host computer, and can be brought into view whenever adjustments are needed.
The upper area of the control panel shows a panel of ‘Global’ settings for the entire group of connected interfaces and a panel of ‘Unit’ settings which is assignable to each connected unit in turn, using the enclosed drop-list. These settings are concerned with general parameters such as sync source and sample rate selection, metering and buffering modes. An ‘Identify’ button causes all the LEDs on the selected box to light, to assist with identification in multi-unit systems. To the right, there are large buttons for loading and saving setups, and for on-line help.
Verifile is a radical new proprietary technology exclusive to Prism Sound which allows computer audio streams and recorded files to be quickly checked for a wide range of clicks, errors and dropouts, without any compromise in the audio content or any additional metadata. The Verifile process is entirely invisible and inaudible to the user, so using it is simplicity itself.
Developed to meet the needs of our audio archiving clients where even the most minute, inaudible error is completely unacceptable. Verifile can quickly identify and detect any such imperfection making it also the ideal choice for mastering & mix engineers.
Prism Sound Lyra 2

Tech Specs


1U 19inch rack mountable 2/3 width (rack ears available as an option)

Table top (inc feet): W: 285mm D: 242mm H: 50mm

Rack-mount (inc ears):
W: 483mm D: 242mm H: 44.5mm


90-250VAC, 50/60Hz internal power supply

IEC 6A connector

15W 0.5A(T) 20mm ceramic fuse


2 x XLR sockets

2 x 6.3mm TRS jack sockets (balanced or unbalanced)

1 x TOSLINK for S/PDIF or ADAT Optical input


2 x 6.3mm TRS jack sockets (balanced or unbalanced)

4 x 6.3mm TRS jack sockets (balanced or unbalanced)

1 x TOSLINK for S/PDIF or ADAT Optical output

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