Lynx Aurora 16 DNT AD/DA Converter
The Lynx Aurora 16 DNT AD/DA Converter is the next generation evolution of the highly regarded Lynx Aurora. Featuring Hilo Converter Technology and SynchroLock-2, the Aurora(n) 16 DNT maintains Lynx's position at the forefront of mastering grade converters.
The Lynx Aurora 16 DNT AD/DA Converter is designed to accommodate todays needs as well as future requirements for the audio professional, the Aurora(n) features an I/O platform that can be uniquely configured using different modules. The first three of these modules will include a pre-amp, an analog summing and a digital (AES3+ADAT) module to be released in 2017. As with current Lynx products, a host of new features and capabilities will continue be added periodically via firmware updates. All units include a unique onboard micro SD player recorder capable of up to 32 channels of direct recording and playback designed for confidence and field playback and recording. In addition two audiophile grade headphone outs and a new1-in 3-out Word clock I/O sporting Lynxs exclusive second generation SynchroLock-2 sample clock technology are on every unit. The Aurora(n) represents the culmination of years of research and development dedicated to significantly improving upon the well-regarded Lynx Aurora 8 and 16 models used by professionals around the world.
The Auroras future-proof design is expanded in the Aurora(n). New enhancements and capabilities will be made available through firmware upgrades. L Slot expansion slots allow for a wide array of current connectivity options to include Thunderbolt, Dante, ProTools|HD, USB and future formats. Expandable audio I/O modules are being developed to include pre amp, analog summing, digital I/O (AES3 + ADAT) which will be available in 2017. This makes for an Aurora(n) that will perform exceptionally for you now and remain innovative well into the future. Also added to the line are two audiophile-grade headphone outs with independent volume control. A 480 X 128 TFT LCD display provides immediate access to all levels and functions also configurable for future functionality.
Lynx Aurora 16 DNT AD/DA Converter Features
- (n)ext Generation Aurora(n) Mastering A/D and D/A Converter
- Complete redesign integrating Hilo Converter Technology (HCT) for analog I/O achieving significant improvements in transparency and reductions of both noise and distortion.
- 16-channel configuration.
- LSlotTM expansion slot with LT-DNT (Dante) card
- Configurable I/O - pre-amp, summing & AES3+ADAT modules to be released in 2017.
- Up to 32-channels of real-time recording and playback via on-board microSD card.
- 2 audiophile-grade headphone outputs
- 1 in/3 out Word clock I/O with Lynx exclusive second generation SynchroLock-2 sample clock technology
- Universal power supply
- Designed and built in the USA
Lynx Aurora 16 DNT AD/DA Converter Includes
- Aurora(n) 16 with LT-DNT (Dante) interface card installed
- IEC Power Cable
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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.
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!
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).