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Aurora 16, Analog/Digital Converter from Lynx Studio Technology.


4 user reviews

Lynx Studio Technology Aurora 16 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Lynx Studio Technology
  • Model:Aurora 16
  • Category:Analog/Digital Converters
  • Added in our database on: 11/08/2004

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Lynx Studio Technology Aurora 16 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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moosers08/07/2010

moosers's review

Lynx Studio Technology Aurora 16
Lynx Studio Technology's Aurora 16 is a 16 channel analog to digital and digital to analog converter. It's actually labeled and marketed as a high quality mastering converter, but of course it can be used in a traditional recording studio environment as well. Aurora 16 can support up to a 192 kHz sample rate as well as a 24 bit rate. It has 16 analog I/O channels and 16 AES/EBU channels as well. It has D sub ports for all of these, but also has a MIDI input and output and a word clock input and output. The unit is indeed rack mountable and will only take up a single space in a traditional rack casing.

OVERALL OPINION

While in general my favorite studio converters still remain those made by Apogee, the Lynx Studio Technology Aurora 16 is just as good as any of them that I've used. It's the perfect centerpiece for your studio and ensures that you'll be getting the highest quality conversion possible. For those who are new converters, I can't stress enough the importance of having a good one, as it affects everything you hear coming from both ways. The Aurora 16 is capable of converting at the highest possible rate and does an absolutely stellar job. Converters are something that you might not miss until you no longer have one, but if you're putting together a serious studio, a high quality converter is a must. While the Aurora 16 might not be necessary for all studios since it's quite high end, for those who do need something like this, there's really no better choice. While the Apogee converters are amazing and are the first place I'd recommend based on quality and price, the Aurora 16 is just as good if not better, although of course it costs a bit more. It will however, give you more options and channels than most of the single rack Apogee units, so you can get everything you need right in one place here. If you're researching high end converters to choose for you studio, the Lynx Studio Technology Aurora 16 absolutely needs to be in consideration.
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le ouf11/15/2012

le ouf's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Lynx, it not Mess ..."

Lynx Studio Technology Aurora 16
A / N - N / A for the high-end mixing or mastering.
16 channels In / Out + 16 Analog In / Out digital simultaneously ....,
All connections on port D-SUB25-AES WC + I / O
Sampling frequency from 44.1 to 192 kHz.
Adat extension, LT-HD, FW ...

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for more than a year, I had the opportunity to work on RME or Apogee before but I did not realized meticulous comparison, the three ring ...
1 with Lynx LT-HD card anyway ...
Q / P excellent! I have an Aurora 16 + Hd Lt-2 cables connected to my Pc DigiLink and Aurora 8 or 24 I / O 96kHz nickel.
Only 1 negative: Firmware Update by Irda or noon ....
I almost forgot ... it heats! not confined to a shielded rack.
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funkakuchi07/24/2006

funkakuchi's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Lynx Studio Technology Aurora 16
16-channel A / D and D / A, 24 bits, up to 192kHz, series-connected analog d-sub25 (TASCAM format) and AES / EBU format Yamaha. Slot available for other digital interfaces: for PT HD, ADAT ... and perhaps soon the firewire ...
And controllable via MIDI or upgrable infrared from a computer.

cf https://www.lynxstudio.com/aurora/index.html for details.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a few months, it's great conversion, neutral.
I regret that the ADAT expansion card limits the number of channels if you go up the sampling rate ... should have been two times more I / O ADAT ... damage. Otherwise, watch out, it heats the coconut! Allow a gap of one unit above and below.
I could compare to my old table converters soundcraft digital 328, and the Masterlink converters RME ADI 8 DS, aurora16 are above. By comparing a reference track and a digital loop (D / A / D) to this same source, I was not able to distinguish audible difference. Whereas with the RME, the stereo image was narrower.
In short, aurora16 gives me satisfaction, being neutral, what I expect of a converter. I think never have a replacement converter is solid. Referrer and I experience with this choice ...
The quality / price is exellent, if one compares the main climax ...
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Mdumas08/30/2011

Mdumas's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Warmth and detail."

Lynx Studio Technology Aurora 16
Lynx Studio Aurora 16 - 24bit/192kHz AD / DA converter, 16x channels, 192kHz AES / EBU I / O supports single and dual wire mode, on-board 32-channel digital thomann mix for flexible I / O routing, word clock I / O with Lynx SynchroLock sample clock technology, 25-pin D-sub connectors, MIDI I / O. Dimensions: 19 "/ 1U

OVERALL OPINION

I use this beast for nearly a year.
I worked with a Tascam DM-24 and then I used an RME 9652.
My Aurora is connected to a pair of Focal Twin 6. The two combined gives a result épeurent. The harmonics sound of a clean and beautiful presence and brilliance of egusi defined. The sound recording has the headroom as I am.
The only drawback is that you review your room mix, because all the defects of the piece will blow you ears.
I worked with track provenent of New York studio in Montreal and Nashville and I easily identified the problem area of ​​the track.
Beware of inexperienced ears.
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