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

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Lynx Studio Technology
Lynx Studio Technology Aurora(ⁿ) PRE 1608 16 Channel AD/DA Converter with 8-Channel Preamp (USB)
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 USB, 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 USB, 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 USB - 16 Channel AD/DA Converter with LT-USB Card

The Aurora(ⁿ) 16 USB 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-USB USB 2.0 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 USB 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-USB USB 2.0 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
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
UPC: 690534023608

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 USB - 16 Channel AD/DA Converter with LT-USB Card Specs

Converter TypeAD/DA Converter
Number of Channels16
Expansion Slots1 x Host Connection Slot (USB Installed)
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O2 x DB-25 8-Channel Input
2 x DB-25 8-Channel Output
Digital Audio I/ONone
Host Connection / USB1 x USB Type-B (USB 2.0)
Network I/ONone
Sync I/O1 x BNC Word Clock Input
3 x BNC Word Clock Output
MIDI I/ONone
Performance
Frequency ResponseHeadphone Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.025 dB
Line Inputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.01 dB
Line Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.025 dB
Max Output LevelHeadphone Outputs:
+18.4 dBu
Dynamic RangeHeadphone Outputs:
120 dBA (-60 dBFS )
Line Inputs:
119 dBA (-60 dBFS )
Line Outputs:
120 dBA (-60 dBFS )
THD+NLine Inputs:
-113 dB (1 kHz, at -1 dBFS, 22 Hz to 22 kHz)
Line Outputs:
-108 dB (1 kHz, at -1 dBFS, 22 Hz to 22 kHz)
Headphone Outputs:
-108 dB (1 kHz, at -1 dBFS, 22 Hz to 22 kHz)
CrosstalkHeadphone Outputs:
-120 dB (1 kHz, -1 dBFS)
Line Inputs:
-130 dB (1 kHz, -1 dBFS)
Line Outputs:
-130 dB (1 kHz, -1 dBFS)
Digital Audio
Sync SourcesInternal
Power
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Physical
Rackmount Size1 RU
Packaging Info
Package Weight9.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)22.4 x 15.5 x 4.1"

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

Line Input
THD+N-113 dB (0.00022%) at 1 kHz, -1 dBFS with 20 kHz filter
Dynamic Range119 dB (A-weighted, -60 dBFS method)
Frequency ResponseDeviation over 20 Hz to 20 kHz at -1 dBFS: ±0.010 dB
Crosstalk-138 dB max (adjacent channel, -1 dBFS, 1 kHz)
Common Mode Rejection75 dB minimum at -1 dBFS, 60 Hz and 1 kHz
Input LevelFull-Scale for A/D: 20 dBu
Input Impedance200 kOhms balanced, 100 kOhms unbalanced
GainFixed settings
ConnectorFemale XLR on Neutrik combo jack
Microphone Input
THD+N-111 dB (0.00028%) at 21.6 dB gain (1 kHz, -1 dBFS with 20 kHz filter)
Dynamic Range116 dB at 21.6 dB gain (A-weighted, -60 dBFS method)
Crosstalk-127 dB max at 41.6 dB gain (Adjacent channel, -1 dBFS, 1 kHz)
Input LevelFull-scale for A/D: 28.7 dBu at 5.6 dB gain with pad
Gain Steps in dB5.6 / 13.6 dB to 68.6 dB in steps of 1 dB
High Pass Filter80 Hz, 12 dB / octave
EIN-129 dBu at 61.6 dB gain (A-weighted)
Frequency ResponseDeviation over 20 Hz to 20 kHz at -1 dBFS: +0.01 / -0.08 dB maximum at all gain settings
Common Mode Rejection75 dB minimum at 61.6 dB gain (-1 dBFS, 60 Hz, and 1 kHz)
Input Impedance2.1 kOhms
Pad13.6 dB attenuation
ConnectorFemale XLR on Neutrik combo jack
Hi-Z Input
THD+N-109 dB (0.00035%) at 21.6 dB gain (1 kHz, -1 dBFS with 20 kHz filter)
Dynamic Range114 dB at 21.6 dB gain (A-weighted, -60 dBFS method)
Crosstalk-132 dB at 21.6 dB gain (Adjacent channel, -1 dBFS, 1 kHz)
Input Impedance1 MOhm unbalanced (TS), 2 MOHms balanced (TRS)
EIN-129 dBu at 61.6 dB gain
Frequency ResponseDeviation over 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 1 DBFS: +0.01 / -0.08dB max (all gain settings)
ConnectorTRS on Neutrik combo jack
General
DimensionsNot specified by manufacturer
WeightNot specified by manufacturer
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