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I coulda sworn I saw a post on here recently about changing the resistor values on the outputs of the Lucid GENx6 wordclock generator, in order to allow it to drive a Waves L2. Something about the L2's WC input requiring a higher peak-to-peak voltage than other gear.

Does anyone know the specifics of this resistor mod? I can't find it anywhere for the life of me.

Also... are there any other digital boxes that "don't like" the GENx6's clock output? I am considering a GENx6 to replace my Aardsync II if, as people have claimed, it really and truly sounds better... but I wanna make sure I've anticipated all potential weirdnesses.

Thanks for any info!


anonymous Tue, 02/19/2002 - 17:31

Perhaps I can help. Jules mentioned this conversation and asked me to comment. The GENx6, as originally released, had a word clock voltage swing of +/- 2.5v. While this was good enough to drive most gear, there were some exceptions. The ones I remember were the L2 and the Tascam TM-D1000. Shortly after release, maybe 60 - 90 days, we beefed up the output swing and since then I haven't heard a peep about incompatibility. If you have a unit that you think has these issues, please contact Lucid tech support at 425-787-3222, or email Randy Matthiesen at with your serial number. He can tell you if it belongs to that group of early releases. He can then get you an RA for service and have your unit updated. The resistors are verrrrry tiny little pieces of technology so leave this one to our guys in Seattle.

FYI - the GENx6-96 came out of the box swinging in terms of clock stream strength and has an 'input comparitor' that helps resolve weak or lower level incoming clock streams.

Jim Latimer