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Lexicon PCM96 Reverb/Effects Processor

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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 has 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.

Features at a Glance

  • Two channels XLR analog I/O
  • Two channels XLR digital AES/EBU I/O
  • Four channels streaming FireWire
  • Seamless automation and control via Ethernet or Firewire
  • 32-bit floating point processing
  • Sample rates up to 96 kHz

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, Ethernet and Firewire 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.

PCM96 Plugin

Designed for the modern studio, the PCM96 can function as a control-only insert or FireWire streaming audio plug-in inside Mac RTAS, VST and Audio Units software. (RTAS support provided via Fxpansion Adapter.)

Computer System Requirements


  • Macintosh Power PC G5 1.8 GHz or any Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.4.10 or higher
  • Standard 10/100 Ethernet
  • Firewire 400 (800 works with adapter)
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 150 MB free HD space
  • CD-ROM drive


  • Nuendo 4
  • Cubase 4
  • ProTools LE 7.3.1
  • ProTools HD 7.3 & 7.4
  • Logic 8.0
Analog Audio Inputs
Connectors Two, Female XLR
Impedance 20k Ohm, balanced
Input Level +4dBu mode: +20dBu max
-10dBu mode: +8.2dBu max
Type IV mode: +26dBu max
Analog Audio Output
Connectors Two, Male XLR
Impedance 30 Ohm, electronically balanced
Ouput Level +20dBu
Digital Audio I/O
Connectors One Female XLR Input One Male XLR Output Two FireWire Ports
Format AES/EBU balanced FireWire (400Mb)
Conversion 24-bit A/D; 24-bit D/A
Sample Rates 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
Accuracy within +/-50ppm
Lock Range +/-2% of nominal
Audio Performance
Freq Response @96KHz 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-0.25dB
20kHz to 40kHz, +0/-3dB
THD <.002%, 20Hz to 20kHz @ +4dBu
Dynamic Range >112dB unweighted, 115dB A-weighted
Crosstalk @ 1kHz <-90dB, 20Hz to 20kHz @ +20dBu input
Internal Audio DSP 32/64-bit floating point
TTL Word Clock Input 75 Ohm, BNC
Control Interface
MIDI In/Out/Thru
Memory Card Compact Flash Type I
Operating 15 Degrees to 35 Degrees C
Storage -30 Degrees to 70 Degrees C
Humidity 75% relative humidity max
Rack Units 1U
Dimensions 19.0" W x 1.75" H x 12.5" D
483mm x 44.5mm x 317.5mm
Weight 8.65 lbs
Power Consumption <20W
Warranty Parts and Labor 1 year
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Lexicon warrants its products to be free from defects for 1 year from the date of purchase.

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