Lynx Audio

Aurora (n) 16 DNT

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Aurora(n). The next generation interface.

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 headpho 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 ne outs with independent volume controls.
  • 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.

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

Analog Specs

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

 

LM-PRE4 Preamp Module

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

LM-DIG Digital I/O Module

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

Software

 

  • Lynx Mixer for Aurora(n) Thunderbolt models
  • Included with Thunderbolt driver

Other

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