One of the features that sets Lync apart from all other whole-house audio systems is the ability to easily connect audio sources, not only at the central location, but also at convenient connection points spread throughout the home.
In addition to the stereo 3.5mm input on the front of each LyncPad, you can add analog, digital, or even wireless bluetooth inputs throughout your home by choosing from the devices shown below. Sources connected to these inputs are then available to all zones.
Because only one source connected to a zone can be active at a time, you will typically only add one input device per zone. The Standard Input Panel (SIP) is a passive device that only works when connected to a LyncPad. The Analog Input Panel (AIP), Digital Input Panel (DIP), and Bluetooth Input Panel (BIP) are active devices that can be connected directly to the central Lync controller or "daisy-chained" with each other and/or a LyncPad using standard Cat 5/6 cable.
System limitations: Including the LyncPad, you can connect a maximum of four input devices into any one zone. Shorting bars on the back of each LyncPad, AIP, DIP, and BIP are used to determine source priority. These devices get their power over the same Cat 5/6 cable that connects the device into the Lync system. The centrally-located Lync controller provides enough power over Cat 5/6 cable for a maximum of 12 devices (including LyncPads) for the Lync 6, and 24 devices (including LyncPads) for the Lync 12.