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Lynx Aurora N Questions
Old 10th June 2017
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Lynx Aurora N Questions

My PC motherboard has a USB C(Thunderbolt 3) connection. What adapter should I buy that will work with no hiccups? Is the Aurora N Thunderbolt 2?
Old 20th July 2017
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My PC motherboard has a USB C(Thunderbolt 3) connection. What adapter should I buy that will work with no hiccups? Is the Aurora N Thunderbolt 2?
We have tested this Startech and it worked well. But even better is the Apple one, since it is smaller and bi-directional.

LT-TB is Thunderbolt 1. All Thunderbolt 2 did was combine the two lanes of data into one. There was no improvement in audio performance. They did this for video.

To keep things in perspective.....We ran six Aurora 16s, each in 32 channel mode and daisy-chained via Thunderbolt (you must be able to daisy-chain six devices to fully be in Thunderbolt spec...something to ask about when looking at Thunderbolt converters), and we ran those 192 channels (six Auroras in 32 channel mode) at 192KHz. With all that, we were using about 10% of the available bandwidth. So no one should get too hung up over Thunderbolt 2 for audio.

We are keeping an eye on Thunderbolt 3...
Old 28th August 2017
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Originally Posted by lxm View Post
My PC motherboard has a USB C(Thunderbolt 3) connection. What adapter should I buy that will work with no hiccups? Is the Aurora N Thunderbolt 2?
We have tested this Startech and it worked well. But even better is the Apple one, since it is smaller and bi-directional.

LT-TB is Thunderbolt 1. All Thunderbolt 2 did was combine the two lanes of data into one. There was no improvement in audio performance. They did this for video.

To keep things in perspective.....We ran six Aurora 16s, each in 32 channel mode and daisy-chained via Thunderbolt (you must be able to daisy-chain six devices to fully be in Thunderbolt spec...something to ask about when looking at Thunderbolt converters), and we ran those 192 channels (six Auroras in 32 channel mode) at 192KHz. With all that, we were using about 10% of the available bandwidth. So no one should get too hung up over Thunderbolt 2 for audio.

We are keeping an eye on Thunderbolt 3...
Long time Aurora8 (LTTB currently) user here:

When will Aurora 8N TB be available with onboard AES connections?

Will Aurora N (w/ onboard AES) still have 3 BNC outs?

How many channels of AES will it be?

Can we install/use our old LTTB for Aurora N?
(possibly save cost for existing users)
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