Aurora 16. The industry standard.

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 unequalised 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.

Key features

Simultaneous 16 channel analog 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

Extensive remote control capability via Lynx AES16, AES16e

On-board 32 channel digital mixer provides flexible I/O routing

Word clock I/O with Lynx SynchroLock™ sample clock technology

LSlot connectivity options

We don’t restrict how you choose to connect your devices. With LSlot, you can change your connection whenever you need. We have you covered now, and in the future when new standards are made available.

As of today we have USB, Thunderbolt™, Pro Tools HD and Dante.

Technical specification

Line in L/R

  • THD+N: -108dB @1kHz, -1dBFS, -104dB @1kHz, -6dBFS

  • Dynamic range: 117dB, A-weighted

  • Frequency response: ±0.10dB, 20–20kHz

  • Crosstalk: -120dB maximum @ 1kHz, -1dBFS signal

Line out L/R

  • THD+N: -107dB @1kHz, -1dBFS, -106dB @1kHz, -6dBFS

  • Dynamic range: 117dB, A-weighted

  • Frequency response: ±0.01dB, 20–20kHz

  • Crosstalk: 120dB maximum @ 1kHz, -1dBFS signal


  • 16 inputs and 16 outputs

  • 24 bit AES/EBU format, transformer coupled

Sample rates

  • All standard rates and variable rates up to 192kHz in both single-wire and dual-wire modes

Analog I/O ports

  • 25-pin female D-sub connectors

Digital I/O ports

  • 25-pin female D-sub connectors

External clock

  • 75 Ω BNC word clock input and output

MIDI (for firmware updates only)

  • One input and one output. Standard optoisolated, 5-pin female DIN connectors

AC power

  • 100 / 115 / 230 VAC, 70 watts


  • 1.75" H x 19" W x 9" D

Shipping weight

  • 12 pounds


  • CE and FCC Class B EMI, CE product safety

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