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post #481 of 621

In Europe the Lynx Hilo is not cheap as the USA. My ad is interesting for EU.

 

http://www.thomann.de/fr/lynx_studio_hilo_black.htm?gclid=CLbb_4DQ9roCFfMdtAodHnUATA one the best price

post #482 of 621
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I used some 1/4" to RCA cables that I built for the monitor outs without issue.
Yes and I use TRS-RCAs to my speaker system. I was going to get some http://www.cardas.com/adaptors.php to save buying XLR ICs. The vendor wants %35 more for XLR on their ICs than the standard RCA ICs. Cable price is already $500.
post #483 of 621
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In Europe the Lynx Hilo is not cheap as the USA. My ad is interesting for EU.

http://www.thomann.de/fr/lynx_studio_hilo_black.htm?gclid=CLbb_4DQ9roCFfMdtAodHnUATA one the best price
Makes perfect sense for an EU buyer. Man, you guys get gutted by the greedy taxman.
post #484 of 621
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Makes perfect sense for an EU buyer. Man, you guys get gutted by the greedy taxman.


Yes, I'm in Italy and have bought an ex demo for 1850€ from Germany, so I think that the one in the head-fi market has a good price for Europe.

post #485 of 621

The Thunderbolt version has also the USB input?

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The Thunderbolt version has also the USB input?


I don't think so. The slot on the rear is a changeble one, so or usb or thunderbolt I suppose.

post #487 of 621

The price issue was answered.  It's mostly a VAT thing.  Bummer for europeans.  Anyway, I do like the Bel Canto.  Have had a PrePRo of theirs (their only HT solution in the past) and was quite smitten with the sound quality and the build quality.  

 

Also quite a bummer on the USB vs Thunderbolt thing.  Though, is there actually a performance upgrade when it comes to audio when switching from USB to thunderbolt (other than price)?  Since most thunderbolt equipped macs also have USB, I'd stick with that one.  

post #488 of 621
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Neither am I. I received the news in an e-mail from the Norwegian importer which I bought my Lynx Hilo from, and then searched for some information before writing a post about it on the Norwegian forum Hifisentralen and on Head-Fi. 

If I haven't misunderstood the information I received and the information on the Lynx site I linked to, anyone can buy the Lynx LT-TB Thunderbolt LSlot Interface for Lynx Hilo and install it themselves. If the Hilo already has a card installed (ie. USB), you must remove it before the new card can be installed.

The Lynx LT-TB Thunderbolt LSlot Interface needs a new firmware version. I don't know whether one may run the firmware update after installation of the new card or it should be performed before card swap.

I'm under the impression that the Thunderbolt interface/protocol have much higher bandwidth and hence can cater for a lot of high resolution channels at the same time. You can also chain several Thunderbolt units and use them in consert.

I think I saw somebody writing about (possible) reduced latency as well.

I assume that most two channel listeners are well off with the USB card, but I may be wrong.
For those that haven't gone through the thread about the TB board.
post #489 of 621
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I don't think so. The slot on the rear is a changeble one, so or usb or thunderbolt I suppose.

 

350€ more for the TB version.

post #490 of 621

If it really makes a difference, then I'd rather wait for the USB3 one since it will most likely be cheaper and still have a high bandwidth.  

post #491 of 621
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If it really makes a difference, then I'd rather wait for the USB3 one since it will most likely be cheaper and still have a high bandwidth.  


There is no USB3 Audio standard AFAIK, so it can be a long wait. Lynx just need a better USB2 implementation, async, something based on XMOS or Amanero.


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 11/23/13 at 7:47pm
post #492 of 621
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There is no USB3 Audio standard AFAIK, so it can be a long wait. Lynx just need a better USB2 implementation, async, something based on XMOS or Amanero.

 

Then why is there an XMOS chip on the Lynx LT-USB interface?

post #493 of 621
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If it really makes a difference, then I'd rather wait for the USB3 one since it will most likely be cheaper and still have a high bandwidth.  


There is no USB3 Audio standard AFAIK, so it can be a long wait. Lynx just need a better USB2 implementation, async, something based on XMOS or Amanero.

 

A liitle bit of homework goes a long way:

 

Bandwith shouldn't be a problem for (normal) 2 channel playback. From the Lynx Hilo manual page 35:

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 The LT-USB that comes with Hilo has two modes of operation: 
• 16 Channel operation – 16 input and 16 output channels at sample rates to 96 kHz 
• 8 Channel operation – 8 input and 8 output channels at sample rates to 192 kHz 
8 channel operation is the default

 

Jitter

From the Lynx Hilo product page:

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The Lynx LT-USB LSlot accessory is also included, for computer connectivity. Lynx’s low jitter SynchroLock word clock is also included, with Word Clock in and out connections available. 

Please see "Asynchronous USB" below as well.

 

About Lynx LT-USB:

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Utilizes Lynx Studio Technology’s proprietary SynchroLock™ technology to virtually eliminate USB bus jitter when slaving Aurora to USB 

 

Asynchronous USB

From the Lynx Support Forum thread "Hilo":

 

On November/27/2011 at 9:22am David A. Hoatson, Lynx Studio Technology, Co-founder, Chief Software Engineer posted:

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The LT-USB is the device that provides the USB connection for the Hilo - so the question would be about the LT-USB (which is already shipping for the Aurora).  The LT-USB uses asynchronous synchronization mode which combined with our SynchroLock technology, gives an extremely low jitter clock for the Hilo and Aurora. 
post #494 of 621
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 


There is no USB3 Audio standard AFAIK, so it can be a long wait. Lynx just need a better USB2 implementation, async, something based on XMOS or Amanero.

 

Then why is there an XMOS chip on the Lynx LT-USB interface?


Is there, weird?

Reports indicate that it's quite poor implementation

http://www.head-fi.org/t/689783/december-2013-mid-level-dac-comparison/150#post_9999315


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 11/24/13 at 9:09am
post #495 of 621
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[...]

Is there, weird?

Reports indicate that it's quite poor implementation

http://www.head-fi.org/t/689783/december-2013-mid-level-dac-comparison/150#post_9999315

There are quiet a few contradictory observations and measurements that indicate that Lynx LT-USB actually is very good. They're written by both people from the professional audio world and hifi.

 

I tried to read a Google translation of one Chinese report/review a few days ago, but gave up.

 

I suspect that this may be caused by hifi nervosa and/or preferences/taste quiet different from neutral. The latter is OK, but some people aren't very open about their preferences, and just write that something is good or bad without any reference to their own preferences/taste.

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