Lynx Aurora 8 Converter

SKU: Lynx Aurora 8-S
$ 1,995.00 -10%
$ 1,795.00

The Aurora line of digital audio converters from Lynx Studio Technology offers unprecedented audio quality and control in single-rack space eight and sixteen channel models. The Aurora 8 feature 192 kHz analog to digital and digital to analog conversion with front panel control of all routing and sample rate options. Extended functions in Aurora are accessible via computer with the Lynx AES16 or by infrared using compatible laptops and handheld Pocket PCs. The rear panel has Clock and MIDI In and Out connectors and an LSlot bay, for the optional use of other audio interfaces.

Several interfaces allow Aurora to be used in a number of different configurations. LT-HDallows 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 new 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.

Aurora converters are preconfigured for three voltages. Aurora 115 volt models are available in the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. The 100 volt models are available in Japan only. 230 volt units are available throughout the rest of the world through authorized distributors and retailers.

  • Simultaneous 8 Channel Analog I/O and 8 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 16 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
  • Available in 100V, 115V and 230V models


                                            Analog I/O
Aurora 8 Eight inputs and eight 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 Ω
                              Unbalanced mode: 12k Ω
Output Impedance Balanced mode: 100 Ω
                                 Unbalanced mode: 50 Ω
Output Drive 600 Ω impedance, 0.2 µF capacitance
A/D and D/A Type 24-bit multi-level, delta-sigma
                                     Analog In Performance
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
                                  Analog Out Performance
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
                                            Digital I/O
Number / Type  Aurora 8: 8 inputs and 8 outputs
                           24 bit AES/EBU format, transformer coupled
Channels  Aurora 8: 8 in/out in single-wire mode

                    4 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
                           On-board Digital Mixer (via AES16)
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
                             Yamaha pinout standard
Analog I/O Ports 25-pin female D-sub connectors.
                              Analog In 1-8
                              Analog Out 1-8
                              Tascam pinout standard
External Clock 75 Ω BNC word clock input and output
MIDI One input and one output. Standard optoisolated,
         5-pin female DIN connectors
                                 Remote Control Options
Function Controls all I/O, levels, monitoring, routing and setting recall
Method AES16/AES16e: With PC or Macintosh
              MIDI: Selected MIDI devices
AC Power 100 / 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
                                     LSlot™ Expansion Port
Compatibility Supports Lynx LSlot expansion cards
Channels Up to 16 input and 16 output simultaneously at
                  up to 192 kHz sample rate
                            Optional Interface Cards for LSlot
LT-HD Provides interface for Avid® ProTools | HD®
LT-USB Provides up to 16 channels of I/O, USB 2.0
LT-TB Provides up to 32 channels of I/O



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