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Lynx Aurora 16 Mastering AD/DA Converter

Lynx Aurora 16
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Lynx Aurora 16 Mastering AD/DA Converter

The Lynx Aurora 16 Mastering A/D D/A Converter, world-class analog to digital and digital to analog conversion in a compact one-rack space format!

Lynx Aurora 16 Mastering A/D D/A Converter Details

The Lynx Aurora 16 and Lynx Aurora 8 AD/DA converters provide world-class analog to digital and digital to analog conversion in a compact one-rack space format. With sample rates up to 192 kHz, Aurora offers wide, open, uncompressed and unequalized audio for studios, mastering facilities, remote recording, broadcast and production. Lynx"?s exclusive SynchroLock word clock offers extreme jitter reduction, providing clean digital audio signals for Aurora and other digital devices in the studio.

Aurora also avoids some of the limitations that other pro level converters have. Aurora does not have a noisy fan, does not lose channel count at higher sample rates and does not require costly analog and digital modules to achieve the unit"?s full channel count.

Aurora can be used with any audio content. Equalization and limiting functions, which can color or alter the sound, have not been added. Lynx"?s design provides accurate conversion, clear clean audio, wide imaging "" the sound you put into Aurora is the sound that you get out of Aurora.

Several interfaces allow Aurora to be used in a number of different configurations. LT-HD allows Aurora to be recognized by and controlled from a Digidesign ProTools|HD system. FireWire access is easy using the LT-FW. 16 channels of ADAT Lightpipe I/O is made available with the LT-ADAT. And Lynx AES16 and AES16e allow interface with a wide range of Windows and Macintosh computers.

The Aurora 16 was nominated for a TEC award in 2005. Aurora with LT-HD has been nominated for a 2007 TEC award.

Lynx Aurora 16 Mastering A/D D/A Converter Features

  • Simultaneous 16 Channel Analog I/O and 16 Channel AES/EBU I/O
  • 24 Bit / 192 kHz Mastering Quality A/D and D/A conversion
  • 192 kHz AES/EBU I/O Supporting Single and Dual Wire Modes
  • Single Rack Space Configuration
  • Extensive Remote Control Capability via Lynx AES16, IrDA and MIDI
  • On-board 32 Channel Digital Mixer Provides Flexible I/O Routing
  • Word clock I/O with Lynx SynchroLock Sample Clock Technology
  • Digital I/O DB-25 connectors follow Yamaha pinout protocol
  • Analog I/O DB-25 connectors follow Tascam pinout protocol
  • RoHS compliant
  • Available in 100V, 115V and 230V models

Lynx Aurora 16 Mastering A/D D/A Converter Specifications

  • I/O - Aurora provides professional I/O interfaces for ease of installation in most studios and live sound applications. The analog I/O is electronically balanced and supports both +4dBU and -10dBV nominal levels. The AES digital I/O is transformer coupled and is capable of driving 500 feet of cable at 192kHz. Both dual and single-wire AES channel modes are supported.
  • Front Panel Controls - Aurora's ergonomically designed front panel provides easy access to important controls and signal status. Unique to this product class, Aurora also offers extensive remote control capability. All front panel features as well as other low-level options can be controlled from the Lynx AES16 digital interface card on Windows and Macintosh platforms; a Pocket PC or laptop via infrared; MIDI; or an LSlot interface card. Multiple remote set-up configurations can be stored and recalled.
  • On-board 32-channel Mixer - The on-board 32-channel digital mixer provides extensive routing and mixing options. Acting as a powerful patch bay style digital router, Aurora can easily route signals between analog and digital inputs on a channel-by-channel basis. Mixing capability on each output also provides flexible zero latency monitoring.
  • LSlot for Expansion - The LSlot expansion port accepts cards that provide compatibility with current and emerging digital interface standards, including ADAT and others.
  • SynchroLock Jitter Reduction - Lynx's proprietary SynchroLock jitter reduction technology, from the AES16, is also included. This LYNX-exclusive feature provides extreme jitter reduction of up to 3000:1, allowing Aurora to output an extremely clean clock output for driving the digital audio system.
  • DB25 Connectors - All analog and digital connections use DB25 connectors with industry standard pin-outs which are compatible with off-the-shelf cables Lynx as well as from manufacturers such as ProCo, Hosa, and others.

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beautiful sound November 4, 2016
Reviewer: Nathan Tannenbaum from New York, NY United States  
not sure exactly how to describe the sound of this converter but I really love it. it sounds very natural and true to my ear. not hyped in any way, not lacking in any way. i prefer this to most other converters I have tried. DB i/o is also great.

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A great converter from a great company October 19, 2014
Reviewer: John Wagner from Beavercreek, OR United States  
This converter provides a solid backbone for your digitally based studio.  The L-Slot expansion ports keeps your expensive hardware from becoming irrelevant with each major computer interface advancement.  The company's support for it's customers is top notch both in the form of regular firmware updates and people that actually answer the phone!

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Clean as a whistle! May 9, 2011
Reviewer: Gregory Houser from Malvern, PA United States  
I like the fact that the Aurora offers so many options regarding how you choose to connect it within your recording chain (FW, PT, TDIF, Digilink)

Big thing however, is that this AD/DA is clean.  For me, it's what makes this unit part of my "go-to" chain (despite having other AD/DAs which cost more, I end up going back to this more often than not).

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