NAMM 2017: Lynx Studio Technology to release 14 new Aurora(n) models!

Lynx Studio Technology has announced that next month no less than 14 new Aurora(n) models will be released, a move that represents a complete design of the Aurora line and promises significant performance and feature improvements…

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Here’s what Lynx has to say about the new lineup.

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Today Lynx Studio Technology introduces the Aurora(n) line of A/D and D/A converters defining a major leap forward in the performance level, flexibility, channel count and features available in the converter/interface market. Representing the largest product offering from Lynx, the initial fourteen models will include models boasting up to 32 channels with connectivity options to include Thunderbolt, USB, Dante and ProTools | HD all in a single rack space.

Designed to accommodate today’s needs as well as future requirements for the audio professional, the Aurora(n) features an I/O platform that can be uniquely configured using different modules. The first three of these modules will include a pre-amp, an analog summing and a digital (AES3+ADAT) module to be released in 2017. As with current Lynx products, a host of new features and capabilities will continue be added periodically via firmware updates. All units include a unique onboard micro SD player recorder capable of up to 32 channels of direct recording and playback designed for confidence and field playback and recording. In addition two audiophile grade headphone outs and a new1-in 3-out Word clock I/O sporting Lynx’s exclusive second generation SynchroLock-2 sample clock technology are on every unit.

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“We set out to create a new line of converters that improve performance, utility and flexibility of the current Aurora line.” Stated Bob Bauman, Co-Owner and Chief Hardware Engineer. “It’s taken us a while to top these converters on the performance end, but we’ve used technology borrowed from our Hilo and combined that with the latest FPGA technology to achieve these improvements in transparency, imaging and detail. The result is a converter that not only sounds better, but also offers several unique features we know audio pros will love.”

“People always worry when investing in audio gear, especially digital gear, that it will become obsolete tomorrow” explained Lynx Co-Founder and Chief Software Engineer David A. Hoatson. “We’ve taken strides with Hilo and Aurora to keep current with new firmware updates and new L Slot cards. The Aurora(n) will have all this, plus the ability to later add channels and I/O options like analog summing, digital I/O, preamps and more. It’s a tremendous value for our customers.”

Aurora(n) models will be available February 2017 and you can find the prices of each model below:

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• Aurora(n) 8 USB $2,799,
• Aurora(n) 8 HD $2,799,
• Aurora(n) 8 TB $3,199,
• Aurora(n) 8 DNT $3,299,
• Aurora(n) 16 USB $3,899,
• Aurora(n) 16 HD $3,899,
• Aurora(n) 16 TB $4,299,
• Aurora(n) 16 DNT $4,399,
• Aurora(n) 24 HD $4,999,
• Aurora(n) 24 TB $5,399,
• Aurora(n) 24 DNT $5,499
• Aurora(n) 32 HD $6,099
• Aurora(n) 32 TB $6,499
• Aurora(n) 32 DNT $6,599

Key Features

  • Complete redesign integrates Hilo Converter Technology (HCT) for analog I/O to achieve significant improvements in transparency and reductions of both noise and distortion
  • Available in 8-channel, 16-channel, 24-channel and 32-channel configurations
  • LSlot TM expansion slot for Thunderbolt, Dante, USB, ProTools|HD connectivity and more
  • Configurable I/O – pre-amp, summing & AES3+ADAT modules to be released in 2017
  • Up to 32-channels of real-time recording and playback via on-board micro SD card
  • Two audiophile-grade headphone outputs
  • 1 in/3 out Word clock I/O with Lynx exclusive second generation SynchroLock-2 sample clock technology
  • Universal power supply
  • Designed and built in the USA

For further info head to Lynx Studio Technology’s website here.

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