The Lync controller is an advanced whole-house audio controller that is features rich but still easy to connect and easy to use. When combined with a centrally located multi-channel amplifier and decentralized LyncTouch keypads, it provides easy access to your favorite audio sources. Lync can also be controlled entirely from the free Lync App. But when installed with LyncTouch keypads, Lync provides a full-featured intercom with both point-to-point and point-to-all capability.
For every zone, Lync provides both variable and fixed outputs, along with a convenient mono/stereo switch for the variable output. With amplifier channels connected to the variable output, volume buttons on the LyncTouch directly impact the sound level in the main area within a zone. The fixed output is used to feed as many additional amplifier channels as needed for "sub-zones". A sub-zone is any area within a zone that is a slave to the source selected by the LyncTouch, but has independent volume control, usually through the use of rotary or slide-type volume controls connected "in-line" with the speaker cable run for the speakers in the sub-zone.
Six centralized sources, including a simple built-in MP3 player, plus one source located within every zone, are available for selection independently from each zone. The MP3 player can be controlled directly from a LyncTouch and from the Lync App.
One source can be connected within each zone either using the 3.5mm input located on a Standard Input Panel connected to a LyncTouch, or with a special source input panel (models AIP, BIP, and DIP) installed within the zone and connected via Cat5/6 cable to the back of a LyncTouch or to the main Lync controller at the central location. This is a significant feature not found on most whole-house systems. It is most often used for the convenient connection of TVs, computers, media players, smart phones and other portable devices.
Including a full-featured intercom makes perfect sense with a whole-house system of this caliber, although it is a feature not found on other systems in this price range. Each LyncTouch includes a built-in microphone so you can have a two-way communication with a specific zone or page into all zones. A DND (do not disturb) feature is included in case you prefer to be left alone.
Connecting the Lync controller to the multi-channel amplifier(s) is easy using standard RCA-patch cables (included). LyncTouch are plugged in using standard RJ-45 connectors on the Cat 5/6 cables (not included). We include a mono 3.5mm trigger cable which allows the multi-channel amplifier to automatically be powered up and returned to sleep mode depending on whether or not any zones are powered on. This allows the system to be powered up one time and then automatically operate at its most efficient level.