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Key features

8, 16, 24, and 32 channel versions - each in a 1U format.

Onboard 32-channel microSD recorder for direct recording and playback.

Upgradable modules including digital connectivity (now available), a pre-amp (coming March 2018), analog summing (coming in 2018) and more to come.

Two audiophile-grade headphone outs with independent volume controls.

1-in 3-out word clock with Lynx’s second generation SynchroLock 2™ technology.

Future-proof LSlot design with swappable USB, Thunderbolt, ProTools®|HD and DANTE cards.

Full Windows and OSX compatibility

Road-ready rack-mount reinforced chassis

24 Bit - 192 kHz mastering grade A/D and D/A conversion

Designed and built in Southern California, USA

The new Aurora(n) is a complete redesign of the original Aurora which defined the interface genre. Building on the bedrock of the original, the Aurora(n)

    Transparency Matters

    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.

    Future-Proof Design:

    Configurable I/O

    • Add Channels – Start with eight, sixteen or twenty four channels and later add additional groups of eight channels for up to thirty two total.
    • Add Modules – Digital (AES/EBU, now shipping), Mic Pre Amp (available March 2018) & Analog Summing modules to be released in 2018. More are being designed now for future release.
    • Add Connection Method – Thunderbolt, DANTE, ProTools|HD or USB via LSlot Cards
    • Add Functionality – Via firmware updates. Just as we have for Hilo and Aurora we will continue to improve the Aurora(n)’s functionality and build in new feature sets.

    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.

    Technical specification

    Line In (includes A/D Conversion)

    • THD+N: ‐113dB @1kHz, ‐1dBFS, 20kHz filter, +20dBu trim

    • Dynamic range: 119dB, A‐weighted, ‐60dBFS signal method

    • Frequency response: ±0.010dB, 20–20kHz

    • Crosstalk: ‐130dB maximum @ 1kHz, ‐1dBFS signal

    • Common mode rejection: greater than 80dB

    • Full‐scale trim settings: +6dBV, 20dBu

    Line Out (includes D/A Conversion)

    • THD+N: ‐108dB @1kHz, ‐1dBFS, 20kHz filter, +20 dBu trim

    • Dynamic range: 120dB, A‐weighted, ‐60dBFS signal method

    • Frequency response: ±0.025dB, 20–20kHz

    • Crosstalk: ‐130dB maximum @ 1kHz, ‐1dBFS signal

    • Full‐scale trim settings: +6dBV, 20dBu

    Headphone Out (includes D/A Conversion)

    • THD+N: ‐107dB @1kHz, ‐1dBFS, 20kHz filter, volume at max

    • Dynamic range: 120dB, A‐weighted, ‐60dBFS signal method

    • Frequency response: ±0.025dB, 20–20kHz

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

    • Output level: 18.4dBu maximum

    Microphone Input (includes A/D conversion)

    • THD+N: -111dB (0.00028%) @1kHz, ‐1dBFS, 20kHz filter @ 21.6dB gain

    • EIN: -129dBu A-weighted, -60dBFS method

    • Dynamic Range: 116dB A‐weighted, ‐60dBFS signal method @ 21.68dB gain

    • Frequency Response: +0.01 / -0.08dB max. Deviation over 20-20kHz band, -1dBFS @ all gain settings

    • Crosstalk: -127dB max. Adjacent channel, -1dBFS, 1kHz @ 21.6dB gain

    • Common Mode Rejection: 75dB min. -1dBFS, 60Hz and 1kHz @61.6dB gain

    • Full-scale Input Level for A/D: 28.7dBu

    • Input impedance: 2.1k Ohm

    • Gain Settings: 5.6dB/13.6dB to 68.6dB in 1dB steps

    • Pad attenuation: 13.6dB

    • High-pass Filter: 80Hz, 12 dB / octave

    • Connector: Female XLR on Neutrik jack

    Line Input (includes A/D conversion)

    • THD+N: -113dB (0.00028%) @1kHz, ‐1dBFS, 20kHz filter @ 21.6dB gain

    • Dynamic Range: 119dB A‐weighted, ‐60dBFS signal method

    • Frequency response: ±0.010 dB max deviation over 20–20kHz

    • Crosstalk: -138dB max. adjacent channel, -1dBFS 1kHz @ 41.6dB gain

    • Common Mode Rejection: 75dB min, -1dBFS, 60Hz and 1 kHz @ 61.6dB gain

    • Full-scale Input Level for A/D: 20dBu

    • Gain settings: Fixed

    • Connector: Female XLR on Neutrik jack

    HI-Z input

    • THD+N: -109dB (0.00035%) 1kHz, -1dBFS, 20kHz filter

    • EIN: -115dBu A-weighted, -60dBFS method

    • Dynamic Range: 114dB A-weighted, -60dBFS method @ 21.6dB gain

    • Frequency Response: +0.01 / -0.05dB max. Deviation over 20-20kHz band, -1dBFS

    • Crosstalk: -132dB max. Adjacent channel, -1dBFS, 1kHz

    • Full-scale Input Level for A/D: 14.9dBu @5.6dB gain

    • Input impedance: 1M Ohm unbal. (TS), 2M Ohm bal. (TRS)

    • Gain Settings Fixed: 5.6dB/13.6dB to 68.6dB in 1dB steps

    • Connector: TRS on Neutrik jack

    Optional LM-DIG digital I/O module

    • 16 input and 16 output channels of 24-bit AES/EBU

    • 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz sample rate support

    • Two 25-pin female D-subs, Yamaha digital I/O pinout

    Lynx Mixer for Aurora(n) Thunderbolt models

    • Included with Thunderbolt driver

    Additional modules

    • Digital I/O

    • Microphone preamp

    • Analog summing (Coming in 2018)

    Analog Input Connections

    • Aurora(n) 8 - 1 x DB25

    • Aurora(n) 16 - 2 x DB25

    • Aurora(n) 24 - 3 x DB25

    • Aurora(n) 32 - 4 x DB25

    Analog Output Connectors

    • Aurora(n) 8 - 1 x DB25

    • Aurora(n) 16 - 2 x DB25

    • Aurora(n) 24 - 3 x DB25

    • Aurora(n) 32 - 4 x DB25

    Dimensions

    • Depth - 10 inches

    • Width - 19 inches

    • Height - 1.7 inches

    Weight

    • Aurora(n) 8 - 7 pounds

    • Aurora(n) 16 - 7.1 pounds

    • Aurora(n) 24 - 7.2 pounds

    • Aurora(n) 32 - 7.3 pounds

    Click here for the Aurora(n) User Manual

      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.

      How to buy

      Find your nearest dealer or distributor:

      Build your own: Aurora(n)

      You can now build your own custom shop Aurora(n). Please select the config below, locate your nearest dealer and send them the details.

      Line I/O:

      Choose option
      Choose option
      0in, 0out
      8in, 8out
      16in, 16out
      24in, 24out
      32in, 32out

      Mic pres:

      Choose option
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      0 mic pres
      4 mic pres
      8 mic pres

      AES I/O:

      Choose option
      Choose option
      0in, 0out
      16in, 16out

      Computer interface:

      Choose option
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      None
      USB
      Pro-Tools HD
      Thunderbolt
      Dante
      Price on request
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      Notice: Computer connections through Thunderbolt, HD and Dante allow for a maximum 32 inputs, so with this configuration channels 1-4 are pre-amps, and the remaining 28 channels can be split either by 16 line with 12 digital, or 12 line with 16 digital for channels routed through the LSlot cards.

      Notice: USB has a maximum of 16 channels, therefore all AES channels are mirrored.

      Select a dealer and send them the details:

      USA / Canada
      International

      Alto Music

      180 Carpenter Avenue Middleton, NY 10940

      B&H Photo Video

      349 West 33rd Street New York, NY 10001

      Broadcast Supply Worldwide

      7012 27th Street West Tacoma, WA 98466-5296

      Full Compass Systems

      9770 Silicon Prairie Pkwy Madison, WI 53593

      JRR Shop

      2166 Michelson Dr. Irvine, CA 92612

      Musicians Friend

      Westlake Village, CA 91359

      Sound Pure

      312 N. Buchanan Blvd #206 Durham, NC 27701

      Sweetwater Sound, Inc.

      5501 US Highway 30 W Fort Wayne, IN 46818

      Vintage King Audio - Detroit

      1603 E. 9 Mile Road Ferndale, MI 48220

      Vintage King Audio - Nashville

      2826 Dogwood Place Nashville, TN 37204

      Vintage King Audio - Los Angeles

      1176 West Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90012

      Westlake Pro

      4101 Lankershim Blvd, Universal City, CA 91602

      Contact Lynx direct

      190 McCormick Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-3307

      Select a distributor and send them the details:

      USA / Canada
      International

      Audio Chocolate

      Level 3, 301/ 7 Yarra Street

      msonic Baltic Oü

      Põhja pst 27a 10415 Tallinn, Estonia

      Helios Pro Audio Solutions

      Emrikweg 26, 2031 BT Haarlem, Netherlands

      Visom Digital / Brasil

      R. Emb. Gabriel Landa, 81, São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro 22610-260, Brasil

      Almar Co. Ltd

      22 Budapeshta str, Sofia 1000 Bulgaria

      Advanced Communication Equipment, Ltd.

      21/F, One Midtown, 11 Hoi Shing Road Tsuen Wan, N.T. , Hong Kong

      Audio pro d.o.o

      Rudeska 14 Zagreb 10000, Croatia

      SC Sound A/S

      Dalgas Alle 15 Vejen 6600, Denmark

      Archive Audio

      15 Rue des Anemones Anton 92160, France

      Digital Broadcast Systems GmbH

      Oberhoechstadter Straße 10 Oberursel D-61440, Germany

      ELINA S.A.

      Tritis Septembriou 59, 10433, Athens Greece

      Setron India Private Limited

      O-14 (B), Lajpat Nagar-II New Delhi 110024, India

      Beatbox Entertainment Pvt Ltd

      H-37A Kalkaji, New Delhi - 110019, India

      ChandraCom

      Gading Bukit Indah Blok M No.2, Jl. Bukit Gading Raya Jakarta 14240, Indonesia

      Halilit

      8th Retzif Ha\'alia Hashnia Street Tel-Aviv 68129, Israel

      MIDI MUSIC Srl

      Corso Enrico De Nicola, 8 Torino 10128, Italy

      Hookup, Inc.

      110-0005 Tokyo, Taito-ku, Ueno 1-2-2 Shini building annex 3F

      Audio Gate International

      Europa #28 Los Reyes, Coyoacan 04330, Mexico DF

      ProLyd A/S

      Mølleparken 4 Oslo 0459, Norway

      Sound Import

      ul. Wesola 22/1 Chorzow 41-500, Poland

      Proaudio Systems LLC

      Leningradsky Ave., 80/16, entrance 3, Office 508, Moscow, 125190 Russia

      Oriental Sound Establishment

      Al Takhassusi Street 6895, Riyadh 12311, Saudi Arabia

      Audio pro d.o.o.

      Leskoskova 8 Ljubljana 1000 , Slovenia

      Eastern Acoustics Pro Audio

      Unit 9, Royal Cape Park, 1 Londonderry Road Ottery Cape Town 7800, South Africa

      SyncFish

      530-19, Hoedong-gil, Paju-si Gyeonggi-do 10881, South Korea

      Reflexion Arts S. L.

      Pastora, 11 bajo Vigo 36210, Spain

      Leyman Music

      Box 40, SE-511 21 Kinna, Sweden

      Kamol Sukosol Electric Co.,Ltd

      665 Mahachai Road, Samranrat, Pranakorn Bangkok 10200, Thailand

      Akalin Muzik Ltd.

      Galipdede Cd. 48 2, 34420 Tunel Istanbul Turkey

      MediaCast Fz LLC

      P.O.Box: 13973, Dubai UAE

      Source Distribution

      Unit A, 23-25 Sunbeam Road , London NW10 6JP, United Kingdom

      Contact Lynx direct

      190 McCormick Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-3307

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