Lynx announces New Aurora models with built-In microphone preamps

Lynx Studio Technology introduces the first ever microphone preamp to be included in their critically acclaimed Aurora line of A/D and D/A converters. The Aurora PRE 1608 represents a major leap forward in the performance level, flexibility and features available in the converter/interface market.

The Aurora PRE 1608 features an 8 channel line I/O plus an additional 8 channels of Microphone/Line/Hi-Z inputs for a total of 16 inputs and 8 outputs. Other Aurora PRE configurations are available through the newly formed Lynx Custom Shop.

Designed to accommodate today’s needs as well as future requirements for the audio professional, the Aurora features an I/O platform that can be uniquely configured using different modules. For the first time ever, the new Aurora PRE 1608 includes Lynx’s newly designed high performance LM-PRE4 preamps. These preamps represent a culmination of over 20 years of both analog and digital audio product development and have been designed with Lynx’s hallmark transparency, imaging and detail.

The preamp section includes Independent selection of microphone/line/HI-Z inputs for Aurora. It also features on-board Aurora A/D conversion that is directly coupled to the preamp out in order to minimize distortion. Additionally, a fully-differential, current- feedback preamplifier architecture is used to shield internal circuitry from noise and ensure linearity along with a transformerless, transparent design for all components. All of this results in stunning performance at an affordable price.

“We set out to create a preamp that is sonically revealing, high performing and yet cost effective.” Stated Bob Bauman, Co-Owner and Chief Hardware Engineer. “The performance of the microphone preamplifier alone meets or exceeds most popular stand-alone devices on the market and at a much lower price not to mention having Hi-Z and the same line level conversion quality we already use in the Aurora’s.”

“We wanted to make this easy to control yet elegant in performance” explained Lynx Co-Founder and Chief Software Engineer
David A. Hoatson. “All the controls for the preamp are easily accessible from the front panel and every state of every preamp channel is displayed simultaneously on the LCD display”.

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