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Lynx Aurora (n) PRE 1608-USB 16-Channel AD/DA Converter with LM-PRE4 & USB Interface

16-channel AD/DA converter with 24-bit/192 kHz conversion, USB connectivity via preinstalled LT-USB option card, two 4-channel preamp option cards and 2 audiophile-grade headhpone outputs
MFR# LYN-ANP1608USB-RTL

Product Description

The Lynx Studio Technology Aurora (n) line represents a quantum leap in the performance, flexibility, channel count and features of available A/D and D/A converters — and in value. The 1RU modular platform, a complete redesign of the original Aurora, is available here with 16 channel line I/O and USB connectivity.

PRE-INSTALLED LT-USB INTERFACE

The LT-USB is an LSlot interface for the Aurora (n) providing digital input and output to PC and Mac computers using USB 2.0 ports. Ideal for quick connect and portable applications, the LT-USB allows up to 16 input and output channels at up to 96 kHz, and 8 channels at 192 kHz.

  • One USB Device port, using USB 2.0 protocol
  • Class compliant USB Audio 2.0 high speed card
  • Field upgradable over USB
  • Compatible with Macintosh OS X 10.6.4 and up
  • Compatible with Windows Vista / 7 / 8, 32 and 64 bit drivers

LM-PRE4 PREAMP MODULE

The LM-PRE4 not only adds the flexibility of four channels of mic/line/Hi-Z inputs, but also adds an additional four channels of A/D conversion. The LM-PRE4 is sonically matched for the Aurora(n) with all the transparency, detail and flexibility you’ve come to expect from Lynx. The convenience and utility of this new high performance preamp not only compliments the interface, but when combined with the Aurora(n)’s built in microSD recorder the LM-PRE4 transforms the Aurora(n) into a stand-alone mobile recording device.

TRANSPARENCY

Signal coloration is additive and can kill an otherwise pristine mix. That’s why a colored mix begins to collapse while the transparent mix has space, definition and a level of detail that is simply unattainable with converters that add color and distortion. 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.

For audio engineers and producers demanding the most pristine recordings and mixes Lynx is the converter of choice at facilities like Dolby’s new mega complex of audio research, Skywalker Sound, NPR, and the Smithsonian Institute. Lynx converters pass the most stringent tests and shoot outs to become the sought after converters for these discerning professionals. Precision matters more than ever and there is no place for even the slightest coloration or degradation of the signal.

DISCRETE CONVERTER ARRAY

Some manufacturers use multiple converters on a single chip. While that is one way to fit many converter channels in a single rack space while lowering costs, it comes at a steep cost in performance. At Lynx, the analog signal path for each channel has been designed as a self-contained and shielded circuit. Each channel pair has its own dedicated conversion device. This has many sonic advantages by significantly reducing crosstalk and distortion while increasing dynamic range and performance.

HILO CONVERTER TECHNOLOGY (HCT)

Design and technology borrowed from the development of the Hilo is used to significantly improve specifications and transparency over previous models while attaining stunning Hilo-like performance.

SYNCHROLOCK 2

All 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.

FEATURES:

  • 16-channel AD/DA conversion at up to 24-bit/192 kHz
  • 1-in 3-out word clock with Lynx’s second generation SynchroLock 2 technology
  • Future-proof LSlot design with swappable USB, Thunderbolt, ProTools and Dante cards
  • Full Windows and OSX compatibility
  • Onboard 32-channel digital mixer for flexible I/O routing
  • Road-ready rack-mount reinforced chassis
  • Designed and built in Southern California, USA

Product Specifications

Condition New
Chassis 19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces 1U
Channels 16-Channel
Analog Inputs 16
Input Connectors Analog DB25, XLR Combo Jack TRS
Computer Connection USB
Number of Preamps 8
Maximum Sampling Rate 192 kHz

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