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Lynx Aurora 16 AD/DA Converter 1U  

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The single rack unit Lynx Aurora 16 AD/DA converter provides world-class analog to digital and digital to analog audio conversion. With sample rates up to 192 kHz, the Aurora 16 offers wide, open, unc... Read More

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The single rack unit Lynx Aurora 16 AD/DA converter provides world-class analog to digital and digital to analog audio conversion. With sample rates up to 192 kHz, the Aurora 16 offers wide, open, uncompressed and unequalized 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 your studio.

The Lynx Aurora 16 also avoids some of the limitations that other pro-level audio converters have. It does not have a noisy fan or lose channel count at higher sample rates. Also, the Aurora 16 doesn't require costly analog and digital modules to achieve the converter's full channel count.

The Aurora 16 can be used with any audio content. Equalization and limiting functions, which can color or alter the sound, have not been added. Lynx's design provides accurate conversion, clear clean audio, wide imaging”the sound you put into the Aurora 16 audio converter is the sound that you get out of it.

The Lynx Aurora 16 was nominated for a TEC award in 2005.

  • Simultaneous 16-channel analog I/O and 16-channel AES/EBU I/O
  • 24-bit/192kHz mastering quality A/D and D/A conversion
  • 192kHz AES/EBU I/O supporting single and dual wire modes
  • Single rack space configuration
  • Extensive remote control capability via Lynx AES16, IrDA and MIDI
  • Onboard 32-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
  • General:
    AC Power: 115VAC, 70W
    Size 1.75"H x 19"W x 9"D
    Certifications: CE and FCC Class B EMI, CE product safety

    Analog I/O:
    16 inputs and 16 outputs
    Type: Electronically balanced or unbalanced
    Level: +4 dBu nominal/+20 dBu max. or -10 dBV nominal/+6 dBV max.
    Input impedance Balanced mode: 24 Ohms
    Unbalanced mode: 12 Ohms
    Output Impedance Balanced mode: 100 Ohms
    Unbalanced mode: 50 Ohms
    Output drive: 600 Ohm impedance, 0.2F capacitance
    A/D and D/A Type: 24-bit multilevel, delta-sigma

    Analog In Performance:
    Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz, +0/-0.1dB
    Dynamic range: 117dB, A-weighted
    Channel crosstalk: -120 dB maximum, 1kHz signal, -1 dBFS
    THD + N: -108dB (0.0004%) @ -1 DBFS, -104dB (0.0006%) @ -6 DBFS, 1kHz signal, 22 Hz - 22 kHz BW

    Analog Out Performance:
    Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz, +0/-0.1dB
    Dynamic range 117 dB, A-weighted
    Channel crosstalk -120 dB max., 1kHz signal, -1 dBFS
    THD + N: -107dB (0.00045%) @ -1 DBFS, -106dB (0.00050%) @ -6 DBFS, 1kHz signal, 22Hz - 22kHz BW

    Digital I/O:
    Number/Type: 16 inputs and 16 outputs, 24-bit AES/EBU format, transformer coupled
    Channels: 16 in/out in single-wire mode, 8 in/out in dual-wire mode
    Sample rates: all standard rates and variable rates up to 192kHz in both single-wire and dual-wire modes

    Onboard digital mixer (via AES16):
    Type: Hardware-based, low latency
    Routing: Ability to route any input to any or multiple
    Mixing: Up to four input or playback signals mixed to any output, 40-bit precision
    Status" Peak levels to -114dB on all inputs and outputs

    Digital I/O Ports: 25-pin female D-sub connectors
    Port A: channels 1-8 I/O
    Port B: channels 9-16 I/O (Aurora 16 only)
    Yamaha pinout standard

    Analog I/O Ports: 25-pin female D-sub connectors.
    Analog In 1-8
    Analog In 9-16
    Analog Out 1-8
    Analog Out 9-16
    Tascam pinout standard

    External Clock: 75-Ohm BNC word clock input and output
    MIDI: One input and one output, standard opto-isolated, 5-pin female DIN connectors

    Remote Control Options:
    Function: Controls all I/O, levels, monitoring, routing, and setting recall
    Method: AES16”with PC or Macintosh
    IrDA”For compatible pocket PCs and laptops
    MIDI”Selected MIDI devices

    LSlot Expansion Port:
    Compatibility: supports Lynx LSlot expansion cards
    Channels: Up to 16 input and 16 output simultaneously at up to 192kHz sample rate

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