Lynx Studio Technology
on Thursday introduced its new Aurora line of Analog-Digital/Digital-Analog (AD/DA) converters designed for use in professional audio studios. The converters are designed to work in a standard 19-inch equipment rack and take up 1U of space. Available in eight and 16 channel models, the Aurora converters feature 192kHz analog to digital and digital to analog conversion, with front panel control for routing and sample rate options. More of the Aurora converter’s functions can be controlled through a Mac or PC using Lynx’s AES16 interface — Lynx released Mac OS X drivers for the AES16 this past June. The rear panel of the Aurora converters sport MIDI in and out connectors and an LSlot bay compatible with ADAT, FireWire and other audio interface cards. The Aurora 8 costs US$2,195; the Aurora 16 costs $3,295. The company’s Web site was not updated with information about the new Aurora converters as MacCentral posted this article.