The Lynx Hilo is a superb 2-channel mastering AD/DA converter that stands out for clarity, depth-of-image and unprecedented low distortion.
Watch it in action on our video:
The Hilo has great connectivity with its large number of digital and analogue ports in the back, and advanced routing capabilities, allowing any combination of sources with independent level controls. The large touch screen makes the setting up process a lot easier than anything else we’ve had before, and it also serves as Spectrum Analyzer and Vu Meter.
The unit is designed for sound accuracy and it features a bi-linear technology where two converter chips are used on each channel to increase dynamic range and reduce distortion. Improving on Lynx’s famous Aurora the Hilo is arguably the converter with the lowest signal-to-noise ratio on the market today.
Needless to say Hilo sounds superb, with an imposing amount of detail in the stereo image, a deep dynamic range, and extreme transparency.
– LINE IN A/D SPECS
THD+N -114dB @1kHz, -1dBFS, 20kHz filter
Dynamic Range 121 dB, A-weighted, -60dBFS signal method
Frequency Resp. ± 0.01 dB, 20 – 20kHz
Crosstalk -140 dB maximum @ 1kHz, -1dBFS signal
– LINE OUT D/A SPECS
THD+N -109dB @1kHz, -1dBFS, 20kHz filter
Dynamic Range 121 dB, A- weighted, -60dBFS signal method
Frequency Resp. ± 0.02 dB, 20 – 20kHz
Crosstalk -135 dB maximum @ 1kHz, -1dBFS signal
8.5 x 3.25 x 10 inch
21.5 x 8.2 x 25.4 cm
– PRICE (new):
UK = around £1,899
USA = around $2,200
EUROPE = around €2,240
– PRICE (used):
UK = around £1,600
USA = around $1,900
EUROPE = around €1,800
Here’s the Lynx Hilo manual in pdf format.
For more information about it visit the manufacturer’s page.