Lynx Aurora 16 with LT-TB Option

16-channel 24-bit/192kHz A/D D/A Converter with Preinstalled LT-TB Thunderbolt Option Card
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Top-quality A/D Conversion with Thunderbolt!

This Lynx Aurora 16 with preinstalled LT-TB option provides you with phenomenal, pro-quality digital conversion and extremely low-latency performance. The Aurora 16 gives you up to 192kHz analog to digital and digital to analog conversion with front panel control of all routing and sample rate options. Word clock and MIDI I/O connectors provide you with additional sync options, and the preinstalled LT-TB card provides you with maximum bandwidth and minimal latency. For excellent conversion quality, the Aurora 16 with LT-TB option is your choice!

Lynx Aurora 16 with LT-TB Option Digital Converter at a Glance:
  • Outfitted with all of the awesome I/O options you need
  • Fully equipped with convenient front-panel controls
  • Onboard 32-channel mixer makes complex routing simple
  • Armed with SynchroLock jitter reduction for clear digital audio
  • Preinstalled LT-TB option provides ultra-fast Thunderbolt connection
Outfitted with all of the awesome I/O options you need

The Aurora 16 provides you with professional I/O options to fit your studio or live-sound production rig. Based on handy DB-25 connections, the Aurora 16's analog I/O is electronically balanced and supports both +4dBU and -10dBV nominal levels. Its AES digital I/O is also transformer coupled and capable of driving 500 feet of cable at 192kHz. What's more, the Aurora 16 supports both dual and single-wire AES channel modes.

Fully equipped with convenient front-panel controls

Lynx designed the Aurora 16's ergonomic front panel to provide you with easy access to all of its important controls and signal status. The Aurora 16 also offers extensive remote control capability. You can control all of its front panel features as well as other low-level options from a Lynx AES16 digital interface card; infrared remote; MIDI; or your computer.

Onboard 32-channel mixer makes complex routing simple

The Aurora 16's 32-channel onboard digital mixer provides you with extensive routing and mixing options. Acting as a powerful patch-bay-style digital router, your Aurora 16 can easily route signals between its analog and digital inputs on a channel-by-channel basis. That provides you with extremely flexible, and totally recallable, zero-latency monitoring capabilities.

Armed with SynchroLock jitter reduction for clear digital audio

Lynx's proprietary SynchroLock jitter reduction technology, from the AES16, is also included. This LYNX-exclusive feature provides extreme jitter reduction of up to 3000:1, allowing Aurora to output an extremely clean clock output for driving the digital audio system.

Preinstalled LT-TB option provides ultra-fast Thunderbolt connection

Take advantage of this Aurora 16's preinstalled LT-TB Thunderbolt port option and take full advantage of your computer's fastest connection. Thanks to the Aurora 16's LT-TB option, you get 16 total analog and 16 digital I/O channels and full channel counts at sample rates up to 192kHz. The user-upgradable FPGA also adds enhanced 64 x 32 mixing, and you'll experience some of the lowest latency any recording device can offer.

Lynx Aurora 16 with LT-TB Option Digital Converter Features:
  • 16-channel pro-quality AD/DA conversion at up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • Onboard 32-channel digital mixer provides flexible I/O routing
  • Comes preloaded with a Lynx LT-TB Thunderbolt option card for ultra-high-speed connectivity and low-latency performance
  • AES/EBU I/O supports both single- and dual-wire modes
  • Word clock I/O with Lynx SynchroLock Jitter Reduction Technology ensures top-quality sound
  • 1U configuration saves space in your rack
  • Extensive remote control capability via Lynx AES16, IrDA and MIDI
Lynx Aurora 16 with LT-TB Thunderbolt option gives you pro-quality conversion and performance!

Additional Media

Audio Interface Buying Guide
Signal Processing Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Computer Connectivity Thunderbolt
Form Factor Rackmount
Simultaneous I/O 16 x 16
A/D Resolution 24-bit/192kHz
Built In DSP/FX Yes (for monitor mixing)
Analog Inputs 2 x DB25
Analog Outputs 2 x DB25
Digital Inputs AES (via 2 x DB25)
Digital Outputs AES (via 2 x DB25)
Clock I/O 1-in/1-out
Rack Spaces 1U
Depth 9"
Width 19"
Height 1.75"
Weight 12 lbs. shipping weight
Manufacturer Part Number Aurora16TB

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Rock Solid Nuetral Conversion

Been using my Aurora 16 for about two years via thunderbolt to my Macbook and it's been working flawlessly. You need to download the Lynx mixer for it to sync. Routing is easy, pairs great with my Dangerous D Box monitoring utilizing the digital outs. I've heard better converters, - have done a side by side with Burl Bomber and Burl was better, Aurora in side by side is as good or better than the Apogee Rosetta - a little less smooth in the highs than apogee, very flat and honest - but the Aurora is good - even and uncolored. Stereo depth, width and detail are great. They definitely don't have a color or any kind of warming. Reliability is great, never had any issues with it in daily use - sometimes long days in a room that gets warm from gear and people. Half a star off because this thing is like a furnace in your rack - needs a blank rack space above and below. The relatively small gap between these converters and what you get for $2000-$3000 more is not worth it in my opinion when you think about what you can do with that extra money in your budget. Thunderbolt easily handles the I/O workload and having 16 channels really helps with workflow.
Music background: Wizard
See also: A/D Converters, Lynx, Lynx Thunderbolt Audio Interfaces, Lynx AD/DA Converters