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Lynx Aurora 16 Converter with Thunderbolt  

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16 channels of precision AD/DA conversion for your studio.

The Aurora 16 AD/DA converter provides 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. LT-MADI allows up to four Aurora converters to send and receive up to 64 MADI channels. The LT-USB is a USB 2.0 device for up to 16 I/O channels. And Lynx AES16 and AES16e allow interface with a wide range of Windows and Macintosh computers.

  • 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

Choose Lynx Aurora for world-class audio conversion.


Aurora 16 Converter with Thunderbolt Specifications:

  • Aurora 16: Sixteen inputs and sixteen outputs
  • Type: Electronically balanced or unbalanced,
  • Level: +4 dBu nominal / +20 dBu max. or -10 dBV nominal / +6 dBV max
  • Input Impedance:
  • Balanced mode: 24k ?
  • Unbalanced mode: 12k ?
  • Output Impedance:
  • Balanced mode: 100 ?
  • Unbalanced mode: 50 ?
  • Output Drive: 600 ? impedance, 0.2 ?F capacitance
  • A/D and D/A Type: 24-bit multi-level, delta-sigma
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-0.1 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 117 dB, A-weighted
  • Channel Crosstalk: -120 dB maximum, 1 kHz signal, -1 dBFS
  • THD+N:
  • -108 dB (0.0004%) @ -1 DBFS
  • -104 dB (0.0006%) @ -6 DBFS
  • 1 kHz signal, 22 Hz - 22 kHz BW
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-0.1 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 117 dB, A-weighted
  • Channel Crosstalk: -120 dB max., 1 kHz signal, -1 dBFS
  • THD+N:
  • -107 dB (0.00045%) @ -1 DBFS
  • -106 dB (0.00050%) @ -6 DBFS
  • 1 kHz signal, 22 Hz - 22 kHz BW
  • Number / Type:
  • 16 inputs and 16 outputs
  • 24 bit AES/EBU format, transformer coupled
  • Channels: 16 in/out in single-wire mode 8 in/out in dual-wire mode
  • Sample Rates: All standard rates and variable rates up to 192 kHz in both single-wire and dual-wire modes
  • Type: Hardware-based, low latency
  • Routing: Ability to route any input to any or multiple outputs
  • Mixing: Up to four input or playback signals mixed to any output, 40-bit precision
  • Status: Peak levels to -114 dB on all inputs and outputs
  • Digital I/O Ports:
  • 25-pin female D-sub connectors
  • Port A: channels 1-8 I/O
  • Port B: channels 9-16 I/O
  • Yamaha pinout standard
  • Analog I/O Ports:
  • 25-pin female D-sub connectors.
  • Analog In 1-8
  • Analog In 9-16
  • Analog Out 1-8
  • Analog Out 9-16
  • Tascam pinout standard
  • External Clock: 75-ohm BNC word clock input and output
  • MIDI: One input and one output. Standard opto-isolated, 5-pin female DIN connectors
  • Function: Controls all I/O, levels, monitoring, routing and setting recall
  • Method:
  • AES16/AES16e: With PC or Macintosh
  • IrDA: For compatible Pocket PCs and laptops
  • MIDI: Selected MIDI devices
  • AC Power: 110 / 115 / 230 VAC, 70 watts
  • Size: 1.75" H x 19" W x 9" D
  • Shipping Weight: 12 pounds
  • Certifications: CE and FCC Class B EMI, CE Product Safety
  • Compatibility: Supports Lynx LSlot expansion cards Channels Up to 16 input and 16 output simultaneously at up to 192 kHz sample rate
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