Lynx Announces First Module for Aurora(n) Line of Converter Interfaces

October 20 2017, 03:00
Lynx Studio Technology introduced the first of several modules for its new Aurora(n) line of A/D and D/A converter interfaces. With the new LM-DIG digital I/O module, all current and future Aurora(n) owners can configure their units with 16 channels of AES/EBU I/O, as a direct replacement/upgrade for the classic Aurora. The first of multiple modules slated for the Lynx converter interface will be available at the end of October 2017. Lynx is developing two additional daughter boards for the LM-DIG that will add additional ADAT and SPDIF connectivity options. 

Designed to accommodate today’s needs as well as future requirements, the Aurora(n) features an I/O platform that can be uniquely configured using different modules. The LM-DIG is just the first of these modules to be released, and adds 16 of AES/EBU I/O and expansion ports for additional digital connections.  According to Lynx, two other modules are under development and will be released over the next several months. These include a microphone preamp and an analog summing module. As with all current Lynx products, a host of new features and capabilities will continue be added regularly via firmware updates.

All Lynx Aurora(n)s 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 new 1-in 3-out Word clock I/O sporting Lynx’s exclusive second generation SynchroLock-2 sample clock technology are on every unit. 

“From its inception, The Aurora(n) line was designed for non-obsolescence. Delivering new modules as well as firmware updates allows us to keep up with market demands for features and capabilities,” states Bob Bauman, Co-Owner and Chief Hardware Engineer. “We could simply release entirely new models with added capabilities every six months, or continue to add value with our current Aurora(n) platform. We believe our customers would rather just download a free firmware update or easily add a new module to get a slew of new features and capabilities.” 

“One of the most significant results of releasing the LM-DIG Digital I/O module is that the Aurora(n) can now be configured to be a direct replacement for any classic (silver) Aurora”, explains Lynx Co-Founder and Chief Software Engineer David A. Hoatson. 

The new LM-DIG expansion module integrates seamlessly with the mixing and routing engine on the Aurora(n) and allows it to replace any current Aurora system that requires AES/EBU connectivity. The LM-DIG provides 16 channels in and 16 channels out of 24-bit AES/EBU, with bit-perfect transmission at sample rates of up to 192kHz. AES/EBU is a world standard for digital interfacing, and the addition of the LM-DIG to the Aurora(n) means that studios and engineers can quickly and easily integrate its superior audio quality and precise conversion/routing tools with almost any professional-quality recording system, control surface, or other tools that use the AES/EBU

For larger applications that require even more channels and varieties of interfacing, the LM-DIG offers expansion ports that support daughterboard add-ons. Coming soon, an optional daughterboard will allow for expansion to an additional 16 channels of AES/EBU for a total of 32 channels. Also, support for 16 channels of ADAT digital I/O will be available via another optional daughterboard.

Suggested Retail Price for the LM-DIG module is USD $399.00.
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