Lynx Hilo with Thunderbolt - Black

AD/DA Converter with LCD Touch Screen, Headphone Amp, 3 Sets of Analog Outputs, 32-channel Internal Mixer, and LT-TB Thunderbolt LSlot Card Preinstalled - Black
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World-class Conversion Meets Thunderbolt!

Grab a Lynx Hilo with LT-TB option Thunderbolt expansion and take advantage of world-class digital conversion and your computer's fastest connection. Three high-performance components in one - an A/D converter, a D/A converter, and a high-end headphone amp (with its own dedicated D/A converter), Hilo serves up the pristine, transparent audio quality for which Lynx is famous. You also get a 32-channel internal mixer, along with other useful features - all controlled from an intuitive LCD touchscreen. For mastering and critical listening

Lynx Hilo with LT-TB Thunderbolt Option at a Glance:
  • Real Lynx converters deliver stunning signal quality
  • Robust I/O flexibility with Thunderbolt connectivity
  • Open-ended software platform evolves with your system
Real Lynx converters deliver stunning signal quality

The Lynx Hilo Reference A/D D/A Converter System upholds Lynx's reputation for pristine, transparent audio quality. Hilo's analog stages and converter topology designs raise the bar for low distortion and noise, while maintaining stunning transparency in A/D and D/A conversion.

Robust I/O flexibility with Thunderbolt connectivity

With 12 total inputs, 16 total outputs, plus 32 channels possible via the included LT-TB Thunderbolt LSlot port, the Lynx Hilo Reference A/D D/A Converter System gives you top-notch I/O. You just won't believe how little latency you have to deal with when you're running your Hilo on Thunderbolt. Add to that an internal 32-channel mixer to control it all, and you've got massive I/O flexibility and killer performance in one!

Open-ended software platform evolves with your system

Lynx's Hilo Reference A/D D/A Converter System is built upon an open-ended software platform that allows for future measurement, metering, diagnostics, and personalization feature updates - all using the Hilo's intuitive touchscreen LCD!

Lynx Hilo with LT-TB Thunderbolt Option Features:
  • 3-in-1 unit: AD converter, DA converter, and Headphone Amp with its own dedicated D/A converter
  • Comes preloaded with a Lynx LT-TB Thunderbolt option card for ultra-high-speed connectivity and low-latency performance
  • 3 unique sets of analog outputs: main analog out, monitor and headphone outs (both with volume)
  • Flexible digital I/O offers a choice of AES/EBU, SPDIF via coax or TOSlink, or ADAT formats
  • Innovative analog stage and converter topology design for ultra low noise and distortion
  • 480 x 272 pixel LCD touchscreen for easy operation and monitoring
  • A 32-channel internal mixer in the updatable FPGA
  • 12 total inputs, 16 total outputs plus 32 channels possible via LSlot
  • AC powered with battery operation available
  • Open-ended software platform allows for future updates
  • Designed and manufactured in the USA
Requirements for Mac OS X:
  • Any Intel processor based on MacPro or MacBook computer
  • OS X 10.4.6 or greater
  • 1GB of RAM
For high-quality performance and blazing-fast speed, count on the Lynx Hilo Reference Converter with LT-TB Thunderbolt option!

Additional Media

Audio Interface Buying Guide
Signal Processing Buying Guide
Lynx Releases Hilo Firmware 6 and Hilo Remote

Tech Specs

Computer Connectivity Thunderbolt
Form Factor Desktop
Simultaneous I/O 12-in/16-out
A/D Resolution 24-bit/192kHz
Analog Inputs 2 x XLR
Analog Outputs 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS, 1 x 1/4" headphones
Digital Inputs 1 x AES/EBU, 1 x ADAT Optical, 1 x S/PDIF
Digital Outputs 1 x AES/EBU, 1 x ADAT Optical, 1 x S/PDIF
Clock I/O In/Out
Rack Spaces 2U (with optional Hilo Rack)
Depth 10"
Width 8.5"
Height 3.25"
Weight 6.75 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number HiloTB Black

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See also: A/D Converters, Lynx, Lynx Thunderbolt Audio Interfaces, Lynx AD/DA Converters