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.
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