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Lynx AES 16 Sound Card - Used  From Lynx

AES 16 PCI card for Lynx's Aurora converter. 


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Manufacturer's Description from Lynx

The AES16 offers unprecedented AES/EBU channel capacity and routing flexibility in a single PCI card format. With support for up to 16 channels of input and output at sample rates up to 192 kHz, the AES16 turns your computer into a powerful digital router or patchbay with extensive flexibility with minimal cabling. Most importantly, the AES16 supports the emerging single-wire 192 kHz standard and is compatible with existing dual-wire AES/EBU devices. Up to four AES16’s can be installed in a single computer.

  • Sixteen-channel AES/EBU Digital I/O
  • 192 kHz / 24-bit Single-wire and Dual-wire Modes
  • SynchroLock™ Jitter Attenuation
  • Word Clock and Multi-card Synchronization
  • Powerful Mixing and Routing Engine
  • Low-latency Drivers for Windows and Macintosh
  • Cabling for Direct Digital Interface Yamaha, Apogee, Mackie, and other Equipment
Lynx Studio Technology

About Manufacturer

Lynx Studio Technology, Inc. is a debt-free, privately held corporation that designs and manufactures professional, computer related audio products. The company was formed by a team of engineers previously associated with industry-leading digital audio companies with the goal of utilizing cutting-edge technology to create the highest quality products at a good value to the customer. The Lynx team is focused on "linking" the professional audio world with computers by utilizing their many years of experience in both hardware design and device driver coding. This complementary expertise is borne out in reliable products that not only have great specifications, but are also shipped with extremely stable and well-tested drivers. Support for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP and Macintosh platforms are standard for most products. With the ability to support multiple platforms, buses, and operating systems Lynx plans to supply products to a variety of audio markets and applications such as audio production, delivery, and testing for recording studios, project studios, post production studios, home studios, and live concert settings. Lynx supports the retail market with a standard product line through its dealers and distributors. Lynx also supports OEM?s for larger quantities and custom designs. For information regarding retail and OEM sales please contact us at:




Standard model without cables. Refer to the optional cables listed below.


Includes two six-foot D-sub to XLR cables sets.


Includes XLR cable sets and eight channels of onboard sample rate conversion.

Digital I/O


Eight stereo inputs and eight stereo outputs 24-bit AES/EBU format, transformer coupled


16 in/out in single-wire mode

Sample Rates

All standard rates and variable rates up to
192 kHz in both single-wire and dual-wire modes

Sample Rate Conversion

Eight channels available with support for conversion ratios up to 8:1
Dynamic range: 142 dB
Multiple-input SRC phase matching
Available on AES16-SRC model only



FPGA-based core contains custom PCI interface, data routing and formatting, device control, digital mixing, clock routing and control, and DMA engine.
256 Kbytes of on-board RAM for data buffering 
Support for field upgrades of firmware.

Audio Devices

Card is visible to host applications as eight record devices and eight play devices. Each device has two channels and can be used independently for multi-client functionality.



Digital inputs 1 - 4, external word clock (with XLR cables only) on BNC, internal word clock on header, on-board low-jitter crystal oscillator


Multi-stage, VCXO-based clock generation system with high jitter attenuation. Wide mode tracks off-frequency clocks, narrow mode generates ultra-low jitter output for standard frequencies.

On-board Digital Mixer


Hardware-based, low latency


Ability to route any input to any or multiple outputs


Up to four input or playback signals mixed to any output, 40-bit precision


Peak levels to -114 dB on all inputs and outputs

LStream Expansion Ports


Supports Lynx LStream expansion cards including the LS-ADAT 16-Channel ADAT I/O card


High-speed serial, up to 16 channels @ 24-bits on 14-pin internal connector


I/O Ports

Two bracket-mounted 26-pin high-density female D-sub connectors. Can be configured to support eight channel or four channel AES connections.

External Clock

75-ohm BNC word clock input and output provided on XLR cable set

Internal Clock

Two 75-ohm board mounted 2-pin headers for word clock input and output


Windows Drivers

For Windows 2000 / XP platforms: MME, ASIO 2.0, WDM, DirectSound, Direct Kernel Streaming and GSIF

Macintosh Drivers

CoreAudio for OSX

Mixer Application

Multi-window GUI provides complete control of digital mixer and all hardware settings.



Version 2.2 compliant

Data Transfers

Up to 132 Mbytes/sec using custom 16-channel zero-wait state, scatter-gather DMA engine Bus mastering supported


5.0" H X 7.4" W X 0.75" D (half-size PCI card)

Cables (included)


Six-foot, 110-ohm shielded twisted pair cabling 26-pin high-density male D-sub to four female XLR’s (AES inputs), four male XLR’s (AES outputs), and two female BNC’s (word clock I/O)
Quantity Two Included with AES16-XLR & AES16-SRC only

Optional cables for AES16 Standard Model


26-pin high-density male D-sub to 25-pin male D-sub. Supports either 8 channels of input or output Compatible with Apogee AD16 and DA16 Twelve-foot, 110-ohm shielded twisted pair cabling. DISCONTINUED 2009


26-pin high-density male D-sub to 25-pin male D-sub. Supports 4 channels of input and output. Compatible with devices with standard Yamaha digital I/O pinout from Yamaha, Apogee, Mackie, and others. Twelve- foot, 110-ohm shielded twisted pair cabling

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