Lynx Aurora 8 Mastering Converter w/ LT-FW (Thunderbolt) I/O

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  • Model: Lynx Aurora 8 FW
  • Manufactured by: Lynx

This was in the rack at Studio Bohemo and recently replaced with another Aurora 16. The unit would be mint condition were it not for a couple of scratches on the bottom of the case.


If you use a Mac, then the LT-FW means you can connect via Thunderbolt. Apple OS has native FireWire support, no special drivers are needed. You only need a proper fire wire cable and an Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter, as show in the pictures. Adapter not included. They're about $29 on Amazon.
Lynx Aurora 8 Mastering 24bit/192kHz AD/DA 8 channel analog I/O, 8 Channel AES/EBU I/O, with LT-FW FireWire Card (DEMO USED IN OUR STUDIO - IN NEW CONDITION)

With Aurora, Lynx continues to be a leader in the world of digital audio. The Aurora A/D converters from Lynx Studio Technology provides unprecedented quality and control in 1U eight and sixteen channel models. The Aurora 8 and Aurora 16 feature 192kHz analog to digital and digital to analog conversion with front panel control of all routing and sample rate options. The rear panel has Clock and MIDI I/O connectors and an LSlot bay, for the optional use of ADAT and other audio interfaces. For excellent conversion quality, the Aurora 8 is your choice!

Lynx Aurora 8 at a Glance:

I/O: Aurora provides professional I/O interfaces for ease of installation in most studios and live sound applications. The analog I/O is electronically balanced and supports both +4dBU and -10dBV nominal levels. The AES digital I/O is transformer coupled and is capable of driving 500 feet of cable at 192kHz. Both dual and single-wire AES channel modes are supported.
Front Panel Controls

Front Panel Controls: Aurora's ergonomically designed front panel provides easy access to important controls and signal status. Unique to this product class, Aurora also offers extensive remote control capability. All front panel features as well as other low-level options can be controlled from the Lynx AES16 digital interface card on Windows and Macintosh platforms; a Pocket PC or laptop via infrared; MIDI; or an LSlot interface card. Multiple remote set-up configurations can be stored and recalled.

On-board 32-channel Mixer: The on-board 32-channel digital mixer provides extensive routing and mixing options. Acting as a powerful patch bay style digital router, Aurora can easily route signals between analog and digital inputs on a channel-by-channel basis. Mixing capability on each output also provides flexible zero latency monitoring.

LSlot for Expansion The LSlot expansion port accepts cards that provide compatibility with current and emerging digital interface standards, including ADAT and others.
SynchroLock Jitter Reduction

SynchroLock Jitter Reduction: Lynx's proprietary SynchroLock jitter reduction technology, from the AES16, is also included. This LYNX-exclusive feature provides extreme jitter reduction of up to 3000:1, allowing Aurora to output an extremely clean clock output for driving the digital audio system.

DB-25 Connectors: All analog and digital connections use DB-25 connectors with industry standard pin-outs which are compatible with off-the-shelf cables Lynx as well as from manufacturers such as ProCo, Hosa, and others.

Lynx Aurora 8 Features:

Aurora 8: Simultaneous 8-channel Analog I/O AND 8-channel AES/EBU I/O
24-bit/192kHz Mastering Quality A/D and D/A conversion
192kHz AES/EBU I/O Supporting Single and Dual Wire Modes
Single Rack Space Configuration
Extensive Remote Control Capability via Lynx AES16, IrDA and MIDI
LSlot Expansion Slot for FireWire, ADAT, Pro Tools|HD Thunderbolt and Future Interface Options
On-board Digital Mixer Provides Flexible I/O Routing
Word clock I/O with Lynx SynchroLock Jitter Reduction Technology

Tech Specs
Channels: 8
A to D Yes
D to A Yes
Sample Rate 192kHz
Bit Depth 24-bit
Analog Inputs 1 x DB25
Analog Outputs 1 x DB25
Digital Inputs 1 x DB25 (AES/EBU)
Digital Outputs 1 x DB25 (AES/EBU)
Clock Inputs 1 x Word Clock
Clock Outputs 1 x Word Clock
Other I/O MIDI In/Out
Expansion Slots One expansion slot
Rack Spaces 1U
Height 1.75in
Depth 9in
Width 19in
Weight 12 lbs. shipping weight
Manufacturer Part Number LYN-AUR8-RTL-115


The LT-FW is a FireWire LSlot interface for the Lynx Aurora 8 and Aurora 16 A/D D/A converters. LT-FW equipped Aurora models may be interfaced to and controlled by computers with FireWire connectivity, including portable computers from Apple and PC manufacturers. LT-FW is a FireWire 400 interface that allows up to 32 channels of analog and digital input and output at sample rates up to 96 kHz. At 192 kHz the user can access 16 channels of analog and digital I/O.

LT-FW Features

Two FireWire 400 (IEEE-1394a) ports

Up to 32 channels of analog and digital I/O at 96 kHz

Up to 16 channels of analog and digital I/O at 192 kHz

Works with Apple and Windows PCs, including laptops, with compatible FireWire receivers

Supports ASIO and WDM for Windows and CoreAudio for Mac OSX

All relevant settings, such as sample rate selection, sync source selection, channel routing, latency, and buffer size are enabled, controlled and monitored from the host computer

Full WDM implementation allows multiple channel support of 5.1 and 7.1 surround playback formats

The two FireWire connectors will allow daisy chaining of LT-FW equipped Aurora converters


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