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LX-Dante – Multichannel Dante PCIe Sound Card

Key Workflow: The PCIe LX-DANTE sound card bridges professional audio software applications to Dante networks. By supporting 128 x 128 redundant channels, and providing extremely low latency, LX-DANTE matches all the requirements for high channel density, low latency, and reliability of professional DAWs used for high quality recordings, processing, and multi-channel playout over Dante networks.

At a glance

  • 128  x 128 input/output Dante channels at up to 96kHz
  • 64  x 64  input/output Dante channels at 176.4kHz and 192kHz
  • Mode for AES67 compatibility
  • ASIO (Windows), Alsa (Linux) and Core Audio (OS X) drivers
  • Very low latency (about 3 ms round trip latency)
  • Primary and Secondary Ethernet ports provide seamless Dante network redundancy
  • Automatically discovered on the Dante network
  • Network routing managed via the Dante Controller software
  • Works with Thunderbolt expansion chassis

Key features

  • Standard PCI Express 4x card format
  • 128 x 128 redundant channels at 44.1, 48kHz, 88.2, 96KHz
  • 64 x 64 redundant channels at 176.4 or 192kHz sample rates
  • Dante plug and play media networking
  • AES67 compatibility (48 samples per packet, 48 kHz, SAP)
  • Ultra-low latency with sub-microsecond synchronization
  • Driver interfaces: ASIO (Windows), Alsa (Linux), Core Audio (Mac OS X)
  • Supported operating systems: Mac OS X as of version 10.8.5,  Windows as of Windows 7, Windows Server as of 2008 R2
  • Seamless Dante network redundancy via the two Gbit network interfaces
  • Interoperable with any other Dante-powered device, and with other AES67-compliant devices
  • Can be used in Thunderbolt external chassis


PCI Express card PCI EXPRESS™ (PCIe®) x4, ( x8, x16 compatible)
Network interfaces Two Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 connectors

IP audio

IP audio transport Dante Audio over IP, AES67
Redundancy Glitch-free Dante audio redundancy using dual Ethernet networks
Clock synchronization Master  or slave


Audio Channels 128 / 128 I/O channels @ up to 96kHz
64 / 64 I/O channels @ 192kHz
Supported Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz
Sample bit-depth 24 bit PCM Audio
Latency Round trip latency as low as 2.99ms

Software environment

OS Supported From Windows 7, and from Windows Server 2008 R2
Mac OS X from 10.7.5
Linux (on request)
Drivers Windows: ASIO
Linux: Alsa
Mac OS: Core Audio

Compatibility with expansion chassis


Thunderbolt chassis OWC (Other World Computing) Mercury Helios `
Sonnet Echo Express SE II
Magma ExpressBox 1T 1 Slot



  • Guarantees failsafe support of 128 x 128 audio over IP channels on a PC
  • Offers very low latency
  • Ensures interoperability with all Dante capable devices
  • Allows exchanging audio channels with non Dante devices through the AES67 compliance