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Analog inputs

Connectors - Two, Female XLR
Impedance - 20K Ohm, balanced
Level (for 0 dbFS)

  • +4dBu mode: +20dBu
  • –10dBV mode: 8.2dBu

Freq Response @96K - 20Hz to 40KHz, +0/–3dB
A/D Conversion - 24 bits
A/D Dyn Range - greater than 112 dB unweighted, 115dB A-weighted
THD - less than .002% 20-20kHz @ +4dBu
Crosstalk @ 1Khz - less than –90 dB, 20-20k at +20dBu input

Analog output

Connectors - Two, Male XLR
Impedance - 30 Ohm, electronically balanced
Level (at 0 dBFS) - +20dBu
Freq Response @96K - 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/- 0.25 dB 20Hz - 40kHz +0/–3dB
D/A Conversion - 24 bits
D/A Dyn Range - 112 dB unweighted, 115 dB A-weighted
THD - less than .002% 20Hz - 20kHz at +4dBu
Crosstalk @ 1kHz - less than –90 dB at 20Hz - 20kHz with +20dBu input

Digital audio I/O

Connectors -

  • One Male XLR Output
  • One Female XLR Input
  • Two FireWire Ports

Format - AES/EBU/FireWire (400Mb)
Word Size - 24 bits
Sample Rates -

  • Internal - 44.1kHz/48kHz/88.2kHz/96kHz; Accuracy - within ±50ppm
  • External - 44.1kHz/48kHz/88.2kHz/96kHz

Lock Range - ±2% of nominal
Propagation Delays (Milliseconds)
- 1.07 to 1.64 depending on settings


TTL Word Clock Input - 75 Ohm, BNC *Falling edge marks start of frame

Control interfaces

MIDI ** - In/Out/Thru **supports program change


Chamber - Stereo and Mono
Random Delay - Stereo and Mono
Random Hall - Stereo and Mono
Plate - Stereo and Mono
Dual Delay - Stereo and Mono
Resonant Chords - Stereo and Mono
Chorus/Flange - Stereo only
Concert Hall - Stereo only
Room - Stereo and Mono
Hall - Stereo and Mono
Signal Generator

Storage Media

Type I Compact Flash - Can hold up to 1536 user presets

Machine Configurations


  • Two Mono (Super-mono capable)
  • Single Stereo (Super-stereo capable)
  • Two Cascaded Mono pairs
  • Cascaded Stereo
  • Two Mono cascaded into single Stereo
  • Dual mono-in/stereo-out with combined outputs
  • Single Super Stereo
  • Two Stereo
  • Dual Super Mono
  • Four Mono
  • Two Mono and One Stereo


Internal hard Disk Storage
Internal non-volatile Flash. Can hold 768 user presets.

Power Requirements
100-120 / 220-240 VAC
50-60Hz, 14W max
Connector - 3-pin IEC

Rack Units - 1U
Size - 19.0” W x 1.75” H x 12.5” D (483mm x 44.5mm x 317.5mm)
Weight - 8.65 lbs

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Lexicon PCM96 Stereo Reverb and Effects Processor + FREE Plug-In Bundle

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FREE Plug-In Bundle:
Lexicon is providing a complimentary copy of the PCM Total Bundle of Reverb and Effects Plug-ins (a $999 value) to PCM96 and PCM96 Surround purchasers.

Product Description

Lexicon breaks down the wall between hardware and software with the highly-anticipated PCM96 Stereo Reverb/Effects Processor.

An artful blend of heritage and innovation, the PCM96 Stereo Reverb/Effects Processor delivers 28 new and legendary Lexicon reverbs, delays and modulation effects straight into your DAW.

Appearing for the first time are new Room and Hall algorithms, plus an assortment of new mono reverbs and effects. With decades of legacy products to pull from, the PCM96 also includes the finest collection of factory presets available in a stereo processor – over 1200 and growing – including some recognizable classics from our immense library of sounds.

The PCM96 gives new capabilities to our traditional reverbs by adding multimode filters at several spots in the audio flow. This allows more exact shaping of the reverb while still maintaining the distinctive Lexicon sound. All reverbs also have an "Infinite" switch that allows the reverb to run forever, a useful feature for creating unusual backgrounds and sound effects.

Lexicon's new Room algorithm provides a more flexible alternative to convolution type reverbs. Reflection patterns can be easily selected, scaled and equalized – all while simultaneously passing audio. They can be instantly reversed or combined with a traditional reverb to extend the decay or bring a stronger sense of “liveness” to the space.

With two channels XLR analog and two channels XLR AES/EBU digital I/O, along with MIDI, and Ethernet connectivity, the PCM96 easily fits into a variety of recording and live sound environments. In any application, the PCM96 delivers the versatility and sound that is unmistakably Lexicon.

PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT - FireWire streaming from the PCM96 and PCM96 Surround is only compatible with Mac OS X 10.4.11 - 10.6.8. Newer operating system versions beyond OS X 10.6.8 will not be supported. The FireWire port will be removed from future units.

To offset this feature change, Lexicon is providing a complimentary copy of the PCM Total Bundle of Reverb and Effects Plug-ins (a $999 value) to PCM96 and PCM96 Surround purchasers.

To redeem your PCM Total Bundle, register your PCM96 or PCM96 Surround and follow the instructions.


  • 28 new and legendary Lexicon® reverbs, delays, and modulation effects
  • Lexicon’s new Room algorithm, used to generate a vast array of room-related effects for music and post
  • Over 1200 factory presets, including recognizable classics from Lexicon's immense library of sounds
  • Seamless automation and control via Ethernet or FireWire
  • Hardware Plug-In capability inside Mac VST® and Audio Units production software
  • 32-bit floating point processing
  • Sample rates up to 96kHz
  • Two channels XLR analog I/O
  • Two channels XLR digital AES/EBU I/O
  • External BNC Wordclock
  • MIDI in, out, and thru
  • 768 user presets
  • Compact Flash for additional storage
  • Automation and control via Ethernet

The PCM96 can be divided in up to four virtual machines, each of which can run its
own algorithm. This allows the signal from each input to be routed through a variety
of algorithm combinations.

Standalone Mode Routing (Analog, Digital)
In standalone mode, the PCM96 can process up to two physical inputs and two outputs in the following configurations:



  • Chamber
  • Hall
  • Plate
  • Room
  • Chorus/Flange
  • Dual Delay
  • Random Delay
  • Random Hall
  • Resonant Chords
  • Signal Generator


  • Room
  • Hall
  • Chamber
  • Random Delay
  • Classic (Random Hall)
  • Plate
  • Dual Delay
  • Ambience
  • Resonant Chords
  • Chorus/Flange
  • Concert Hall
  • Signal Generator