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Lynx Aurora (n) 16 HD2 16-Channel AD/DA Converter with HDX Interface

16-channel AD/DA converter with 24-bit/192 kHz conversion, Pro Tools connectivity via preinstalled LT-HD2 option card, and 2 audiophile-grade headhpone outputs
MFR# LYN-AN16HD2-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 HDX connectivity.

PRE-INSTALLED LT-HD2 INTERFACE

The LT-HD2 is specifically designed for the Aurora (n) range of converter/interfaces. The LT-HD2 takes advantage of the new SychroLock 2 clock and additional FPGA resources of the Aurora (n) to provide better stability in the ProTools|HD environment while supporting longer cable lengths. The LT-HD2 card allows the Aurora (n) to emulate the interface characteristics of the Avid HD I/O converter, allowing seamless operation with Avid systems including HDX and HD Native.

Thousands of studios worldwide have adopted Lynx converters as their standard, for its pristine audio quality, versatility and value. This updated LT-HD2 card gives even more versatility to the Aurora (n) platform.

The LT-HD2 allows Lynx converters to be used in all current ProTools|HD systems. Connected via mini-Digilink cables to HD Core, Accel Core, HDX or Native cards, Pro Tools recognizes the Aurora (n) converter and controls all input and output functions, clocking, routing and other settings.

This is a truly plug and play system. LT-HD2’s hardware and on-board software streamlines ProTools set-up, bringing Aurora (n)’s audio quality and channel count to the ProTools system. LT-HD2 provides signal latency identical to that of the Avid converter for accurate delay compensation within ProTools – no manual delay adjustments are required.

The LT-HD2 contains one Primary and one Expansion mini-DigiLink port. Aurora supports full channel count at sample rates up to 192 kHz. You do not lose half of your channels at higher sample rates and you do not need to purchase additional expensive modules for full channel counts. ProTools users can now benefit from Lynx’s exclusive SynchroLock 2 word clock for very low jitter and low distortion of digital signals.

  • One Primary and one Expansion mini-DigiLink port
  • Supports full channel count at sample rates up to 192 kHz
  • Offers audio signal latency identical to that of the Avid HD I/O for accurate delay compensation within ProTools - no manual delay adjustments required
  • Allows I/O functions for parameter control to be controlled and monitored within Pro Tools
  • Interfaces with HD system using standard mini-DigiLink cables
  • Lynx proprietary SynchroLock 2 technology can be used to reduce jitter when Aurora (n) is a clock slave or to provide stable, low jitter clock to downstream devices

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
Input Connectors BNC, Analog DB25
Output Connectors BNC, Analog DB25
Computer Connection Digilink Mini
Clock I/O In, Out
Maximum Sampling Rate 192 kHz

Product Reviews

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The Lynx Aurora(n) sounds incredible! The clarity of sound and depth is great. It's simple to use and laid out well. I love the fact you can add more channels and i/o modules if my set up ever needs to change. Being able to record on an SD card is a genius move on ther design. Invaluable!

By Ken C on June 22, 2020

The best excellent combo with PRHD

By Christopher L on June 19, 2019

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