Lynx Studio Technology Aurora 16-VTTB - 16 Channel Variable Trim AD/DA Converter with Thunderbolt Card

Lynx Studio Technology Aurora 16-VTTB - 16 Channel Variable Trim AD/DA Converter with Thunderbolt Card

Lynx Studio Technology Aurora 16-VTTB - 16 Channel Variable Trim AD/DA Converter with Thunderbolt Card

Lynx Studio Technology Aurora 16-VTTB - 16 Channel Variable Trim AD/DA Converter with Thunderbolt Card

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  • Analog Input and Output Trim Control
  • LT-TB Thunderbolt Card Installed
  • 16 Channels of Analog I/O
  • 16 Channels of Digital I/O
  • 24-Bit / 192 kHz Conversion
  • Single Rack Space Configuration
  • On-Board 32 Channel Digital Mixer
  • Word Clock I/O
  • DB-25 Ports for Analog and Digital I/O
  • MIDI I/O
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Lynx Studio Technology Aurora 16 VT overview

  • 1Description

The Aurora 16-VTTB from Lynx Studio is a professional 16 channel AD/DA converter that supports up to 24-bit / 192 kHz conversion. It also features analog input and output trim control and comes with the LT-TB Thunderbolt interface card pre-installed. It is designed to accommodate a multitude of professional recording studio and live sound applications.

The Aurora 16-VTTB provides 16 channels of analog I/O and 16 channels of digital AES/EBU I/O and can be mounted using a single rack space. It is equipped with six DB-25 connectors: two for analog inputs 1-16, two for analog outputs 1-16 and two for digital AES/EBU inputs 1-16 and outputs 1-16. It can be digitally connected via AES/EBU to your existing interface for adding additional I/O to your studio or live rig, and it can be connected to an analog patchbay via the analog DB-25 ports for routing to and from outboard analog equipment. Also, the unit's analog input and output levels can be set between +8.5 dBu and +24 dBu for further flexibilty.

Additionally, the Aurora 16-VTTB features BNC word clock input and output for slaving to an external digital clock source, or for using the Aurora 16-VTTB as the master clock. It also has a 32 channel digital mixer for flexible routing, MIDI I/O plus an LSlot expansion bay that comes with the LT-TB Thunderbolt card installed from the factory. The LT-TB allows you to daisy-chain up to six Aurora converters on a single Thunderbolt port on Mac or PC. Additional interface cards for Pro Tools HD, USB 2.0, MADI and ADAT protocols are available.


•Analog input and output levels can be set between +8.5 dBu and +24 dBu

•LT-TB Thunderbolt card installed allows for daisy-chaining and direct connection to Mac or PC

•Simultaneous 16 channel analog I/O 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

•Single rack space configuration

•Extensive remote control capability via Lynx AES16, IrDA and MIDI

•On-board 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
In the Box
Lynx Studio Technology Aurora 16-VTTB - 16 Channel Variable Trim AD/DA Converter with Thunderbolt Card
  • Aurora Rack-Mount Converter
  • AC Power Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Lynx Studio Technology Aurora 16 VT specs

    Analog I/O
    Connections 16 inputs and 16 outputs
    Type Electronically balanced or unbalanced
    Level Variable trim +8.5 to +24 dBu
    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
    Conversion 24-bit multi-level, delta-sigma
    Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-0.1 dB (analog in)
    20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-0.1 dB (analog out)
    Dynamic Range 117 dB, A-weighted (analog in)
    117 dB, A-weighted (analog out)
    Crosstalk -120 dB maximum, 1 kHz signal, -1 dBFS (analog in)
    -120 dB maximum, 1 kHz signal, -1 dBFS (analog out)
    THD + N -108 dB (0.0004%) @ -1 DBFS (analog in)
    -104 dB (0.0006%) @ -6 DBFS (analog in)
    1 kHz signal, 22 Hz - 22 kHz BW (analog in)
    -107 dB (0.00045%) @ -1 DBFS (analog out)
    -106 dB (0.00050%) @ -6 DBFS (analog out)
    1 kHz signal, 22 Hz - 22 kHz BW (analog out)
    Digital Audio I/O
    Connections 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 192 kHz in both single-wire and dual-wire modes
    Type Hardware-based, low latency
    Routing Ability to route any input to any or multiple outputs
    Routing 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 25-pin female D-sub connector
    Port A: channels 1-8 I/O
    Port B: channels 9-16 I/O
    Yamaha pinout standard
    Analog 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
    Word Clock I/O 75-ohm BNC word clock input and output
    MIDI I/O One input and one output, standard optoisolated 5-pin female DIN connectors
    Remote Controls
    Function Controls all I/O, levels, monitoring, routing and setting recall
    Method AES16/AES16e: with PC or Macintosh
    IrDA: for compatible Pocket PCs and laptops
    MIDI: selected MIDI devices
    Expansion Slots
    Compatibility Supports Lynx LSlot expansion cards
    Expansion LT-TB Thunderbolt card installed
    Channels Up to 16 input and 16 output simultaneously at up to 192 kHz sample rate
    Optional Equipment LT-ADAT Provides ADAT Optical I/O
    LT-HD For Digidesign ProTools | HD / Native
    LT-MADI Provides up to 64 MADI I/O channels
    LT-USB Provides up to 16 I/O channels, USB 2.0
    AC Power 110 / 115 / 230 VAC, 70 watts
    Certification CE and FCC Class B EMI, CE Product Safety
    Dimensions 1.75 x 19.00 x 9.00" (4.45 x 48.26 x 22.86 cm)
    Packaging Infosfccztzwxdqta
    Package Weight 12.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.4 x 15.6 x 4.1"

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