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Lynx Aurora 16VTHD
Lynx Aurora 16VTHD
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Lynx Aurora 16VTHD Variable Trim Mastering AD/DA Converter w/ LT-HD

The Lynx Aurora 16VTHD Variable Trim Mastering AD/DA Converter w/ LT-HD Card Installed, world-class AD and DA conversion with PT HD interface and ability to manually set analog input and output levels!

Lynx Aurora 16VTHD AD/DA Converter Details

The Lynx Aurora 16-VT "Variable Trim" features 192kHz analog to digital and digital to analog conversion with front-panel control of all routing and sample rate options. This newest member of the Aurora family gains its name because it allows you to manually set the analog input and output levels within a range of +8.5dBu and +24dBU. 32 miniature trim pots are mounted on the primary circuit board to allow the adjustments. The rear panel has Clock and MIDI I/O connectors and an LSlot bay, for the optional use of ADAT and other audio interfaces. For excellent conversion quality, the Lynx Aurora 16-VT is your choice!

Since 2004, Aurora has established its position as one of leading high end converters for recording studios around the world. Some studios, that wanted to gain the advantage of Aurora??s pristine audio quality and versatility, also required the ability to manually set the levels for optimum performance. The Aurora 16-VT provides this capability, while preserving Aurora??s other features, specifications and signature transparent sound.

One of the Beta testers for the Aurora 16-VT was producer/engineer Fabrice Dupont, a longtime Aurora owner. According to Fab, ??After receiving the trimable version of the Aurora I can tell you that I think it's a winner product. I cannot tell a sonic difference between my regular Auroras and the variable trim one. They sound identical to me. Overall, this option makes replacing my old converters truly seamless. It actually feels like a true upgrade since any mix recalled with the Auroras now gain stages the same as my old converters, but sounds noticeably better.?

Bob Muller of Dangerous Music was another Beta Tester. ??I think the VT is a great feature, and particularly essential to any facilities that are going to be using Auroras in a mastering setup. A lot of mix rooms are branching out into mastering and like to avail themselves of their mix rig I/O converters for both applications. I was able to calibrate the whole unit to -18dBFS = +4 dBU in under 10 minutes.?

The Lynx Aurora 16VTHD comes with an LT-HD Card installed. The Lynx LT-HD allows the Aurora 8 or 16 A/D D/A converters interface directly with Pro Tools HD systems. Featuring one primary and one expansion DigiLink port, the LT-HD works seamlessly with all versions of Pro Tools HD, and it's easy to install on the Aurora. The expansion port allows you to daisy-chain multiple Aurora converters and other devices, and the LT-HD's signal latency is completely accurate within Pro Tools. Now you can get the functionality and premium sound that Pro Tools HD systems provide with your Aurora converter when you use the LT-HD.

16 channels of I/O with variable trim

Aurora provides professional I/O interfaces for ease of installation in most studios and live sound applications. The Aurora 16-VT's analog I/O is electronically balanced and supports both +4dBU and -10dBV nominal levels. And, this latest version of the Aurora - the Aurora 16-VT - lets you manually set the analog input and output levels within a range of +8.5dBu to +24dBu, via 32 miniature trim pots , which are mounted on the primary circuit board. The Aurora 16-VT's 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

The Aurora 16-VT'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.

Onboard 32-channel Mixer

The onboard 32-channel digital mixer provides extensive routing and mixing options. Acting as a powerful patch bay style digital router, Aurora 16-VT 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 Aurora 16-VT's 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.

Lynx Aurora 16VTHD AD/DA Converter Features

  • Analog input and output levels can be set between +8.5 dBu and +24 dBu
  • Simultaneous 16-channel Analog I/O and 16-channel AES/EBU I/O
  • 24-bit/192kHz Mastering Quality A/D and D/A conversion
  • 192kHz AES/EBU I/O Supporting Single and Dual Wire Modes
  • Preinstalled LT-HD Card for Pro Tools|HD
  • Single Rack Space Configuration
  • Allows adjustment of I/O levels within +8.5dBu and +24dBu via internal trim pots
  • Extensive Remote Control Capability via Lynx AES16, IrDA and MIDI
  • LSlot Expansion Slot for FireWire, ADAT, Pro Tools|HD and Future Interface Options
  • On-board 32 Channel Digital Mixer Provides Flexible I/O Routing
  • Word clock I/O with Lynx SynchroLock Sample Clock Technology
  • Connectivity via PCI, PCI Express with AES16 cards, ADAT, ProToolsHD, FireWire, MADI and USB 2.0

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