Audio Input Panels for the Lync System

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 or two input devices 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.

 
Typically Used With:
Any device with a headphone output or standard Left/Right RCA audio outputs
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Description
This is a passive device (does not require power) that connects to the back of a LyncPad with a special adapter cable (included) and your own run of Cat 5/6 cable between the SIP and LyncPad.

The SIP includes a stereo 3.5mm input and is packaged with a 3.5mm patch cable and a 3.5mm to RCA patch cable.

Price
$19.00 EACH
 
  
 
 
Typically Used With:
Any device with a headphone output or standard Left/Right RCA audio outputs
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Description
New! This is an active device that gets its power over the same Cat 5/6 cable that connects it into the Lync system.  Unlike the SIP, It can connect directly to the centrally-located Lync controller or via a Cat 5/6 "daisy chain" with a LyncPad, DIP, or BIP.

The AIP includes a stereo 3.5mm input and is packaged with a 3.5mm patch cable and a 3.5mm to RCA patch cable.
Price
$69.00 EACH
 
  
 
 
Typically Used With:
Any device with Bluetooth audio capability including most smart phones and tablets
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Description
New!  This is an active device that gets its power over the same Cat 5/6 cable that connects it into the Lync system.  It can connect directly to the centrally-located Lync controller or via a Cat 5/6 "daisy chain" with a LyncPad, AIP, or DIP.

The BIP can be mounted where it is visible, or even hidden inside the wall cavity. Simply pair your bluetooth-capable device (i.e. smart phone, tablet, etc.) within 30 feet of the BIP and begin streaming audio wirelessly into your Lync whole-house audio system.
Price
$79.00 EACH
 
  
 
 
Typically Used With:
Any device with a digital audio output with an optical or digital coax connector
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Description
New! This is an active device that gets its power over the same Cat 5/6 cable that connects it into the Lync system.  It can connect directly to the centrally-located Lync controller or via a Cat 5/6 "daisy chain" with a LyncPad, AIP, or BIP.

The DIP includes your choice of an optical or digital coax input. Locate a DIP near the Lync controller to connect a digital audio source at the central location, or place them throughout the home for ultimate convenience.
Price
$89.00 EACH