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Lynx AES16-SRC

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Multi-Channel AES/EBU PCI Audio Interface Card with 8-Channels of Sample Rate Conversion, Includes Two CBL-AES1604 Cables


Integrates digital consoles, multi-channel A/D and D/A converters, and hard disk recorders with computer-based workstations

AES16 - AES16 PCI Card - no cables
AES16-XLR - AES16 plus two CBL-AES1604 (dsub to XLR) six-foot cables
AES16-SRC - AES16 with eight channels of sample rate conversion plus two CBL-AES1604 cables

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


  • Models
  • AES16: Standard model without cables. Refer to the optional cables listed below.
  • AES16-XLR: Includes two six-foot D-sub to XLR cables sets.
  • AES16-SRC: Includes XLR cable sets and eight channels of onboard sample rate conversion.
  • Digital I/O
  • Number/Type: Eight stereo inputs and eight stereo outputs 24-bit AES/EBU format, transformer coupled
  • Channels: 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
  • Architecture
  • Core: 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.
  • Clocking
  • Sources: Digital inputs 1 - 4, external word clock (with XLR cables only) on BNC, internal word clock on header, on-board low-jitter crystal oscillator
  • SynchroLock: 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
  • Type: Hardware-based, low latency
  • Routing: Ability to route any input to any or multiple outputs
  • Mixing: Up to four input or playback signals mixed to any output, 40-bit precision
  • Status: Peak levels to -114 dB on all inputs and outputs
  • LStream Expansion Ports
  • Compatibility: Supports Lynx LStream expansion cards including the LS-ADAT 16-Channel ADAT I/O card
  • Type: High-speed serial, up to 16 channels @ 24-bits on 14-pin internal connector
  • Connections
  • 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
  • Software
  • 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.
  • General
  • PCI Bus: 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
  • Size: 5.0" H X 7.4" W X 0.75" D (half-size PCI card)
  • Cables (included)
  • CBL-AES1604: 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
  • CBL-AES1603: 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
  • CBL-AES1605: 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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