The Lynx Aurora (n) 8 DNT AD/DA Converter provides Lynx’s world class and AD/DA conversion with sample rates up to 192kHz, ultra-low latency performance, 8 channels of I/O and Dante connectivity. With mastering grade conversion quality and full control of all routing and sample rate options on the front panel, the Aurora (n) 8 is an absolute beast with 8 channels of power!
While the Lynx Aurora (n) 8 comes stock with 8 channels of analog I/O via DB-25, there are other configurations available such as a 16, 24 and 32 version – each in a 1U format. The Aurora Converter/Interface can be customized to your needs with optional Lynx Modules for additional I/O or different connectivity options such as USB, Thunderbolt, Pro Tools HD and Dante. If you’d like help figuring out which model/configuration would better suite your needs, give us a call at Front End Audio and we’ll be happy to assist!
The Lynx Aurora (n) was designed to accommodate today’s needs as well as future requirements for audio professionals. Lynx’s hallmark sonic transparency is why Lynx converters are being used in the most mission-critical audio applications and in the world’s finest recording facilities. Lynx converters have been specified for their uncanny ability to convert signals without adding any artifacts or color. And while some manufacturers use multiple converters on a single chip, each channel pair on the Lynx has its own dedicated conversion device. This has many sonic advantages by significantly reducing crosstalk and distortion while increasing dynamic range and performance. Additionally, Lynx’s new SynchroLock 2 high-performance sample clock technology provides a whopping 300,000:1 reduction in jitter, 5 second lock time and absolute accuracy. Word clock I/O provides one input and three outputs on BNC connectors. The Aurora (n) also features a unique micro SD player and 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 outputs with independent volume control are on every unit. A 480 x 128 TFT LCD display provides access to all levels and functions.
Lynx Aurora (n) 8 DNT AD/DA Converter Features
- 8 channels or professional quality AD/DA conversion at up to 24-bit/192kHz
- Comes preloaded with Dante connectivity
- LSlot expansion for USB, Thunderbolt, Dante, Pro Tools HD connectivity options
- Configurable I/O
- Hilo Converter Technology (HCT) delivering incredible transparency and ultra-low noise and distortion
- Onboard 32-channel digital mixer with flexible I/O routing
- Up to 32 channels of real-time recording/playback to/from onboard micro SD card
- 2 audiophile-grade headphone outputs with independent volume control
- 1-in/3-out word clock I/O with 2nd-generation Lynx SyncroLock-2 sample clock technology
- Designed and crafted in the Lynx Studio Technology lab in Costa Mesa, CA
Lynx Aurora (n) 8 DNT AD/DA Converter Includes
- Aurora with Dante interface card installed
- IEC Power Cable
- Manufacturers Warranty
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this unit does not sound as good in 44.1/48k than in 88.2/96k. In fact, once you get accustomed to the difference between 44.1k/96k, you notice it more often. There's this slight mud/haziness to it, however it is still EXTREMELY good value and unbeatable sound at this price for the number of I/O.
The Aurora 8 is 8 channels of super transparent AD and DA conversion. I use mine with ADAT inputs and outputs and have never had an issue. Incredible value for the money.
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).