Lynx Studio Hilo 2 Audio Interface NEW

  • $ 3,599.00


 ***Lynx Hilo 2 on order - preorders currently expected to ship late May-June 2024***

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Lynx Hilo 2 - Our most transparent interface ever

Pristine, independently coupled 2 in, 6 out, AD/DA conversion with digital expansion up to 16x16.

Unique touchscreen interface. Upgradable through free firmware updates.

Future-proof LSlot design with swappable USB, Thunderbolt and DANTE cards.

Real-time meters and analysis tools, hyper-flexible routing and monitor control.

Powered by mains or 9-18v DC battery packs for location recording.

Lynx’s class-leading transparent audio quality.

Hilo 2: Upgraded conversion technology provides even more transparent performance.

Hilo 2: SynchroLock 2 sample clock provides faster locking and better tracking of external clocks with 7ppm absolute accuracy.

Hilo 2: In-plane switching LCD with capacitive touch provides significant increase in brightness, uniform off-axis viewing, and improved touch responsiveness.

Hilo 2: Upgrade path to higher sample rates above 192kHz and DSD on input and output.

Hilo 2: Selectable linear and minimum phase filters on line I/O.

Who it's for

Hilo2 is for professionals who demand the purest audio quality. Engineered to be a true all-in-one device, Hilo offers class-leading AD/DA conversion, built-in metering and analysis, multiple ins and outs, hyper-flexible routing and monitoring control — all easily saved and recalled via touchscreen, whatever work you do.

  • Mastering with an analog chain
  • Mixing with multiple speakers
  • Location sound recording
  • Voice recording and overdubbing
  • Audiophile listening
  • Archiving

The software

Metering

Hilo displays real-time, accurate metering and analysis. Dual horizontal, VU analog, all I/O and spectrum analysis cover all tasks.

Routing

Route anything, anywhere. Set independent input levels, channel modes and mute states for each output. Then set unique level offsets for each output. Truly flexible.

Monitoring

One-to-one monitoring. Independently level-match your 4x4 selected sources, then globally control with the master-volume.

Scenes

Device-wide settings recall. Save custom scenes for different tasks and switch through them in a click.

Settings

No need for extra computer software, change any setting directly on Hilo, such as sample rate, clock source or trims.

Hilo Remote

Hilo Remote is a free Windows and Mac application from Lynx that allows extensive control, monitoring and visual reference when using the Lynx Hilo Reference AD/DA Converter System. Hilo Remote on the iPad can operate in “wired” mode to a Hilo USB using the appropriate Apple Camera Kit or by WiFi to a Hilo USB or Hilo Thunderbolt connected to your computer using LynxRedirector, a free application available from Lynx.

Hilo Remote is a free Windows and Mac application from Lynx that allows extensive control, monitoring and visual reference when using the Lynx Hilo Reference AD/DA Converter System.

Hilo Remote is divided into two main pages, the “Monitor” page and the “RTA” page. The Monitor page extends the Hilo’s already impressive everything-to-everything routing and extensive metering capabilities to include independent level control for every channel and full panning for each input to output channel. Channel pairs may be linked together to have both the left and the right channels work together, or unlinked to allow independent control over each mono channel. As with Hilo itself, the Headphone output and the ADAT input only show up on the monitor page when the device is actually connected to the Hilo.

On the left side of the Monitor page, the “Adapter” panel shows Sample Clock information including clock source, current sample rate, and SynchroLock status. Line In and Line Out trim settings can be monitored and changed, as well as selection of Digital In Source, Digital Out Mode and enabling Sample Rate Conversion. The Adapter panel may be hidden any time. The LSlot section allows easy routing, monitoring and metering for up to 16 channels of USB or Thunderbolt I/O.

LSlot connectivity options

We don’t restrict how you choose to connect your devices. With LSlot, you can change your connection whenever you need. We have you covered now, and in the future when new standards are made available.

We currently offer USB, Thunderbolt 3 and Dante options.

Technical Specifications

Line in L/R (Preliminary)

  • THD+N: -116dB @ 1kHz, 20kHz filter, +22dBu trim

  • Dynamic range: 122dB @ A-weighted, -60dBFS signal method

  • Frequency response: ±0.01dB, 20–20kHz

  • Crosstalk: -140dB maximum @ 1kHz, -1dBFS signal

  • Full-scale trim settings: +0dBV, +2dBV, +4dBV, +6dBV, +18dBu, +20dBu, +22dBu, +24dBu

  • Female XLR connectors

Line out L/R (Preliminary)

  • THD+N: -116dB @ 1kHz, 20kHz filter, +22dBu trim

  • Dynamic range: 122dB @ A-weighted, -60dBFS signal method

  • Frequency response: ±0.02dB, 20–20kHz

  • Crosstalk: -135dB maximum @ 1kHz, -1dBFS signal

  • Full-scale trim settings: +0dBV, +2dBV, +4dBV, +6dBV, +18dBu, +20dBu, +22dBu, +24dBu

  • Male XLR connectors

Monitor out L/R

  • THD+N: -107dB @1kHz, -1dBFS, 20kHz filter, volume at max

  • Dynamic range: 121dB, A- weighted, -60dBFS signal method

  • Frequency response: ±0.02dB, 20-20kHz

  • Crosstalk: -135dB maximum @ 1kHz, -1dBFS signal

  • Output level at max: +24dBu or +10dBu, jumper selectable

  • 1/4" TRS connectors

Headphone out

  • THD+N: -107dB @1kHz, -1dBFS, 20kHz filter, volume at max

  • Dynamic range: 121dB, A-weighted, -60dBFS signal method

  • Frequency response: ±0.02dB, 20-20kHz

  • Crosstalk: -130dB maximum @ 1kHz, -1dBFS signal

  • Output level at max: +19dBu

  • 1/4” headphone jack