lynx Aurora 16

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  1. nandoph8

    nandoph8 Active Member

    Sep 6, 2004
    I need to decide whether I should go with the Lynx Aurora 16 or RME ADI-8-DS. Has anyone heard about the quality of the converters in the Lynx? The Lynx would be muchmore affordable for me but I want to make sure that I am getting top quality conversion at a good price. Can't afford rosettas or a couple of RME's
    Thank you!
  2. Johnjm22

    Johnjm22 Guest

    I'm also very interested in they Aurora 16. I don't think this unit is even out yet, so your not gonna get any real info on it other than from the manufacter. I would imagine the Aurora would be slightly better than the RME stuff. The Aurora is also supposed to be better than than the Lynx 2 which sounded pretty damn good.

    Did anyone get a chance to check out the Aurora 16 at NAMM?

    The firewire option isn't supposed to come out for a while. :(
  3. FifthCircle

    FifthCircle Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2001
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    The Lynx won't be shipping for another 2-3 weeks last I heard (at NAMM they mentioned about a month, but didn't want to commit to anything).

    The quality of the Aurora should be better than the Lynx 2. If for nothing else, getting it out of the computer with a good power supply will help. They have also upgraded a number of the parts as well.

    I use the Lynx 2 on most of my gigs and I've yet to be disappointed with it. It isn't Lavry, but it is still very high quality. For the buck, I don't see anything else out there that will be anywhere close.

    The cards will be coming out slowly for it, but that will also add another level of functionality- between firewire and the other options, it should be pretty darned good. The implementation of it between the AES-16 interface, the IR port for control by a laptop or PDA... It is nothing short of spectacular.

  4. TanTan

    TanTan Distinguished Member

    Nov 30, 2003
    so , it's out now , did anybody try it ???
    and if so , did you compare it to an apogee \ mytek ???

    i want to change my converters because i'm gonna get my mixing desk soon and i need at least 16 channels of d\a and a\d , i currently using rme converters which i don't like at all and i have a dcs high-end da (which is by very far the best i've ever heard) , i can't afford 16da's and 16 ad's of lavry blue , these blue monsters are f%*#ing expensive converters , 32 of them will cost around 13000$ ... i worked on a pro-tools hd converters the other day , it's ok nothing special to write home about , the lynx are claiming to be a mastering grade converters , is that so ???
  5. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Aurora wasn't out here(USA), yesterday? Latest on the Lynx site says another 4 weeks... Where did you hear it was out?

  6. Aziel

    Aziel Guest

    i´m interested in the aurora you think that the Aurora is slightly better than the RME stuff...? what about apogee or Lucid? it´s better too?
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  8. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    he already said that the rosseta is out of his price range

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