Lynx Hilo with USB - Black

A/D and D/A Converter with LCD Touch Screen, Headphone Amp, 3 Sets of Analog Outputs, and 32-channel Internal Mixer - Black
Lynx Hilo with USB - Black image 1
Lynx Hilo with USB - Black image 1
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Lynx Hilo with USB - Black
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World-class Two-channel Converter

Want world-class conversion? The Lynx Hilo Reference A/D D/A Converter System gives it to you. 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, you want the best conversion technology available - the Lynx Hilo Reference.

Lynx Hilo Reference A/D D/A Converter System at a Glance:
  • Stunning signal quality
  • Robust I/O flexibility
  • Open-ended software platform
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 12 total inputs, 16 total outputs, plus 32 channels possible via its LSlot port, the Lynx Hilo Reference A/D D/A Converter System gives you beaucoup I/O. Throw in an internal 32-channel mixer to control it all, and you've got massive I/O flexibility.

Open-ended software platform

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 Reference A/D D/A Converter System Features:
  • 3-in-1 unit: AD converter, DA converter, and Headphone Amp with its own dedicated D/A converter
  • 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
For mastering and critical listening, you can rely on the Lynx Hilo Reference Converter!

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A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

Audio Interface Buying Guide
Signal Processing Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Channels 2 x A/D, 6 x D/A
A to D Yes
D to A Yes
Sample Rate 192kHz
Bit Depth 24-bit
Analog Inputs 2 x XLR
Analog Outputs 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS, 1 x Headphones
Digital Inputs 1 x S/PDIF (Coax), 1 x S/PDIF/ADAT (Optical), 1 x AES/EBU
Digital Outputs 1 x S/PDIF (Coax), 1 x S/PDIF/ADAT (Optical), 1 x AES/EBU
Clock Inputs 1 x Word Clock
Clock Outputs 1 x Word Clock
USB 1 x Type B
Expansion Slots 1 x Expansion Slot, 1 x Pre-installed LT-USB Interface Card
Rack Spaces 2U (Optional Hilo Rack)
Height 3.25"
Depth 9.5"
Width 8.5"
Weight 7 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number Hilo Black

Customer Reviews

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There's nothing out there like it

Ok, so when you first see this unit and see a touch screen interface you think there must be something lacking in this unit. you wouldnt be more wrong. it translates with amazing detail and accuracy. the internal mixer makes for amazing flexiblity the possiblies with this unit is limitless.
Music background: Artist, Producer, Recording Engineer


Listening through the Lynx is a unique experience that leaves the listener wanting nothing more. Finally.It's quite expensive, but once you test it, you will know where all that money went.
See also: USB Interfaces, Lynx, Lynx USB Audio Interfaces, Lynx Misc Digital Converters