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Old 22nd January 2013
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Lynx AES 16e PCIe card

Hi All

Quick question about the AES 16e PCI card. As I understand this card can carry 32 channels of digital audio, between the two AES jacks.

My question is it possible to run one of the connectors with 8 channels of digital input/output, and then use the other connector to run 16 channels of just digital output?

Essentially I'm trying to hook up both an Rosetta 800, and DA-16x, and want to know if its possible to run both units through this card?

Old 23rd January 2013
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In case anyone is interested, i called the manufacturer. You can only run 16 channels of input and output at once, regardless of jumper configuration of the ports. Even if port A is configured for 16 channels of output, then that means Port B can only be 16 channels of Input.

I also believe that the AES16 (PCI version) is the only card that has the ability to modifying the jumper settings on each port to re-configuring the INs and OUTs, etc.
Old 31st January 2013
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Hi curious what AES to PCIe card you have? I also have a Rosetta 800 and considering something like the RME AES PCIe card as a solution for a Pro Tools 10 hackintosh rig. What are some of your specs and how are you making out with the setup? Thank you for starting this thread.
Old 4th February 2013
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ilikemyrealname - I dont actually own the AES. I've been researching what to upgrade my converters to and trying to figure out the best setup that will allow me conversion with 24 inputs/outputs.

I decided not to go with the Rosetta and the DA16x, because I'd either need to purchase two AES16 cards(overkill), use X-Symphony setup(I dont own a macpro), or get a ADAT PCI card and run everything light pipe(limited Sample rates)

Either way all the solutions put me WAY over my budget. So i'm going for a cheaper solution in the end.
Old 5th February 2013
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Have you looked into an AES16e card with an LS-ADAT daughter card ? Both take up a pcie slot and the LS-ADAT card connects to the AES16e via a small ribbon cable. This will give you up to 32 channels. The LS-ADAT daughter card is only $250 or so. You don't need two AES16e cards to get 32 channels. With the addition of the LS-ADAT card you can get your 24 channels cheaply and still have a further 8 digital channels up your sleeve. It's what I use for 24 channels i/o (16 analogue and 8 via adat - Aurora 16/Audient 4816/Apogee Ensemble).
Old 5th February 2013
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The AES16e can only be configured for 32-channel operation when using the LS-ADAT daughterboard and firmware 11 and onwards.

For the card itself, it can be configured to run either 8-in/8-out on each port or 16-in on Port A and 16-out on Port B.

Since the LS-ADAT daughterboard is ADAT, you can get a further 16 channels of i/o using the optical ports as normal. Of course, at higher sample rates the ADAT ports half due to SMUX, resulting in 24-channels max combined with the AES16e.

Hope that helps.

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