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Lynx Studio Technology Aurora(ⁿ) PRE 1608 16 Channel AD/DA Converter with 8-Channel Preamp (Thunderbolt)

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Lynx Studio Technology Aurora(ⁿ) PRE 1608 16 Channel AD/DA Converter with 8-Channel Preamp (Thunderbolt)
Key Features
  • Aurora(ⁿ) 16-Channel Converter
  • Mastering-Grade 16-Channel AD/DA
  • Includes 2 x LM-PRE4 Modules
  • 2 x Transparent 4-Channel Preamps
Configured for Thunderbolt, the Lynx Studio Technology Aurora(ⁿ) PRE 1608 bundles the Aurora(ⁿ) 16 AD/DA converter with two LM-PRE4 preamp modules, which are already installed. With this interface, not only can you convert 16 channels of audio to and from the digital world, you can also record up to eight channels of audio straight into the offered interface, doing so with transparent preamps.
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Lynx Studio Technology Aurora(n) Overview

Configured for Thunderbolt, the Lynx Studio Technology Aurora(ⁿ) PRE 1608 bundles the Aurora(ⁿ) 16 AD/DA converter with two LM-PRE4 preamp modules, which are already installed. With this interface, not only can you convert 16 channels of audio to and from the digital world, you can also record up to eight channels of audio straight into the offered interface, doing so with transparent preamps.

Lynx Studio Technology Aurora(ⁿ) 16 TB - 16 Channel AD/DA Converter with LT-TB Thunderbolt Card

The Aurora(ⁿ) 16 TB from Lynx Studio Technology is a mastering-grade 16-channel AD/DA converter which supports up to 24-bit/192 kHz conversion and comes with a preinstalled LT-TB Thunderbolt interface. It offers significant performance and flexibility improvements over the company's well-regarded line of Aurora converters, providing an even greater level of wide-open, uncompressed, and unequalized audio for studios, mastering facilities, remote recording, broadcast, live performance, or production installations.

The Aurora(ⁿ) 16 TB combines Hilo-like technology with the latest FPGA processors, to achieve greater transparency and reduction of both noise and distortion. One word clock input and three outputs let you use the unit as a master clock or slave it to an external clock. In addition, the Aurora(ⁿ) is equipped with an LSlot expansion bay which allows for a wide array of current connectivity options such as Thunderbolt, Dante, Pro Tools | HD, and USB, but can also be used to add more channels and additional hardware, as your production needs evolve.

Other features include an on-board microSD player/recorder capable of up to 32 channels of direct recording and playback, ideal when working in the field. Two headphone outputs with independent volume control let you monitor your sound with audiophile-grade precision, while a bright LCD display gives you immediate access to all levels and functions, right from the front panel.

Upgraded version of the company's well-regarded Aurora 16 model
Redesigned to use technology borrowed from the company's Hilo Converter Technology (HCT) combined with the latest FPGA technology, for significant improvements in transparency and reductions of both noise and distortion
Supports sixteen channels of mastering-quality AD/DA conversion at up to 24-bit/192 kHz
Preinstalled LT-TB Thunderbolt interface
LSlot expansion bay allows for a wide array of current connectivity options to include Thunderbolt, Dante, Pro Tools | HD, USB, and future formats
Two audiophile-grade headphone outputs with independent volume control
On-board microSD player/recorder capable of up to 32 channels of direct recording and playback
SynchroLock-2 high-performance sample clock technology provides 300,000:1 reduction in jitter, 5 second lock time, extremely low jitter, and excellent absolute accuracy
Word clock I/O provides one input and three outputs on BNC connectors
480 X 128 TFT LCD display provides immediate access to all levels and functions and ensures that you see every piece of critical data, from just about any viewing angle
12 VDC adapter input (adapter is available separately) for powering bus-powered Thunderbolt devices
Universal power supply - built in, no wall-warts
1 RU rack-space design with no fan - silent operation so you can keep unit in the recording room, with no need for isolation from distracting fan noise
Designed and built in the USA
Lynx Studio Technology LM-PRE4 Module for Aurora(ⁿ) Converters

The Lynx Studio Technologies LM-PRE4 is a preamp module designed to fit inside of the Aurora(ⁿ). This unit adds four mic/line/Hi-Z input channels, as well as an additional four channels of A/D conversion. When inserted into the LSlot of your Aurora(ⁿ), you will have an interface that provides A/D conversion, D/A playback through your monitors, a microSD recorder, and a four-channel preamp for recording all manner of instruments and vocals.

The module has been designed to be a sonic complement to the Aurora(ⁿ), offering the same precision, clarity, and transparency expected from all manner of Lynx products. Combined with the Aurora(ⁿ)'s microSD recorder, the LM-PRE4 can also be the backbone of a mobile rig. The LM-PRE4 sports combination XLR-1/4" jacks by Neutrik, accepting both balanced and unbalanced signals.

The module employs a transformerless design, offering 68.6 dB of gain. It also exhibits extremely low noise, distortion, and crosstalk characteristics, all while providing 48V phantom power, attenuation pads, and polarity control for every channel. Integrating seamlessly with the Aurora(ⁿ)'s engine, the unit works with both the Thunderbolt and USB versions.

Key Features at a Glance
  • Four-channel microphone/line/Hi-Z input module for the Aurora(n)
  • Onboard Aurora(n) A/D conversion directly coupled to preamp out for four additional input channels
  • Transformerless, transparent design
  • Up to 68.6 dB gain in 1 dB increments
  • Fully-differential, current-feedback preamplifier architecture
  • Low noise (-129 dBu EIN) microphone input
  • Noise and distortion optimized at all gain settings
  • Independent 48V phantom power, phase, high-pass filter, and pad for each channel
  • Dedicated line-level signal path provides performance identical to other (AIO8E) input channels
  • Gold contact relays for distortion-free signal routing
  • Seamless integration with the Aurora(n) mixing and routing engine

Lynx Studio Technology Aurora(ⁿ) 16 TB - 16 Channel AD/DA Converter with LT-TB Thunderbolt Card Specs

Connections
Digital I/O
LT-TB LSlot interface with dual Thunderbolt ports, 16 x channel I/Os
Analog I/O
2 x 25-pin female D-sub, analog in 1-16
2 x 25-pin female D-sub, analog out 1-16
Word Clock I/O
1 x BNC Word clock in
3 x BNC Word clock outs
Compatibility
Supports Lynx LSlot expansion cards
Line Inputs
THD + N
-113 dB (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, 22 Hz to 22 kHz filter)
Dynamic Range
119 dBA, -60 dBFS signal)
Frequency Response Deviation
± 0.01 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz band)
Crosstalk
-130 dB (1 kHz, -1 dBFS)
Full Scale Trim Settings
+6 dBV, 20 dBu
Line Outputs
THD + N
-108 dB (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, 22 Hz to 22 kHz filter)
Dynamic Range
120 dBA, -60 dBFS signal)
Frequency Response Deviation
± 0.025 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz band)
Crosstalk
-130 dB (1 kHz, -1 dBFS)
Full Scale Trim Settings
+6 dBV, 20 dBu
Headphone Output
THD + N
-108 dB (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, 22 Hz to 22 kHz filter)
Dynamic Range
120 dBA, -60 dBFS signal)
Frequency Response Deviation
± 0.025 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz band)
Crosstalk
-120 dB (1 kHz, -1 dBFS)
Output Level
+18.4 dBu, maximum
Clocking
Clock
SynchroLock-2
Jitter
300,000:1 reduction in jitter
Lock Time
5 seconds
microSD Recorder/Player
Channels
Up to 32 channels at 96 kHz
Up to 16 channels at 192 kHz
Record Time
8.3 hours on 256 GB card (32 channels, 96 kHz)
66.3 hours on 2 TB card (32 channels, 96 kHz)
General
AC Power
Universal power supply (built-in)
Form Factor
1 RU
Dimensions
Not specified by manufacturer
Weight
Not specified by manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight
9.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
22.4 x 15.5 x 4.1"

Lynx Studio Technology LM-PRE4 Module for Aurora(ⁿ) Converters Specs

General
Compatible Interfaces
Apogee Aurora
Analog Audio I/O
4x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input
Phantom Power
48 V
Digital Audio I/O
No
Host Connection
No
USB (Non-Host)
No
Sync I/O
No
Network I/O
No
MIDI I/O
No
Performance
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Dynamic Range
Inputs:
119 dB
Outputs:
116 dB
Crosstalk
Line Inputs:
-138 dB (Max)
Digital Audio
Sample Rates
192 kHz
Bit Depths
24-Bit

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