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Lynx Studio Technology Aurora 8 (Used) – No Longer Available

Eight-channel 192kHz/24bit analog and digital I/O

Product Description

  • 8-channel 24-bit / 192 kHz Analog I/O
  • 8-channel 24-bit / 192 kHz Digital I/O
  • MIDI I/O


Aurora 16 and Aurora 8 are 16 and 8 channel 24-bit/192 kHz analog-to-digital/digital-to-analog converters in a single-space rack-mount case. Representing Lynx Studio Technology’s first rack-mount product, Aurora was developed using the next generation of Lynx acclaimed conversion technology and rock-solid digital interface circuitry. Both units are identical in features and specifications except for the number of I/O channels.

Aurora provides professional I/O interfaces for ease of installation in most studios and live sound applications. The analog I/O is electronically balanced and supports both +4dBU and –10dBV nominal levels. The 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.

Aurora’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.

The on-board 32-channel digital mixer provides extensive routing and mixing options. Acting as a powerful patch bay style digital router, Aurora 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.

The LSlot expansion port accepts cards that provide compatibility with current and emerging digital interface standards, including ADAT and others.

Lynx’s proprietary SynchroLock™ jitter reduction technology, from the AES16, is also included. This 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.

All analog and digital connections use DB25 connectors with industry standard pin-outs which are compatible with off-the-shelf cables from Lynx as well as from manufacturers such as Mogami, ProCo, Hosa and others.

Product Specifications

Condition Used / Vintage
Width 19 in
Depth 9 in
Height 1.7 in
Unit Weight 12 lb
Chassis 19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces 1u
Channels 8-Channel
Number of Inputs 8
Digital Inputs 8
Analog Inputs 8
Input Connectors AES/EBU DB25, Analog DB25, BNC
Number of Outputs 8
Digital Outputs 8
Analog Outputs 8
Output Connectors AES/EBU DB25, Analog DB25, BNC
MIDI Connections In, Out
Clock I/O In, Out
Maximum Sampling Rate 192 kHz
Digital Format AES/EBU

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