Aurora Audio Sidecar with Insert Option

10 channels of pure Class A discrete fury complete with 4 band EQ and super thick, transformer coupled two bus output – includes insert option
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Brands: Aurora Audio
Aurora Audio


Aurora Audio Sidecar with Insert Option

Fifty years of electronic design and production experience, 40 of those years specializing in Class A discrete audio equipment, and 15 years of everyday practical experience by the Aurora Audio team manufacturing Class A discrete audio electronics used all around the globe, Geoff Tanner brings to you his highest achievement yet – the Aurora Audio Sidecar.

A magnificent piece for the audio professional, the Aurora Sidecar delivers 10 channels of pure Class A discrete fury complete with 4 band EQ and super thick, transformer coupled two bus output for the user. Each channel of the Aurora Sidecar features Aurora Audio’s renowned DI input, individual analog VU metering, direct channel output connectivity, bus assign switching with pan, and top of the line Penny+Giles (P&G) faders.

Each Aurora Sidecar console is built with a heavy gauge steel frame designed for years of use and abuse. Every channel features steel guide rails and heavy-duty thumbscrews, keeping all ten channels firmly in place creating an ideal connection between module and frame, making module insertion and removal easy.

While being built like a Centurion tank, the Aurora Sidecar also features hand crafted wood cheeks and a hand tooled padded leather armrest, providing the extra touch of prestige and craftsmanship that only Aurora Audio can provide.

The classic 4 Band EQ allows you to mold sound in ways you didn’t think were possible. The 24 transformers that are living inside the Aurora Sidecar are designed and built to Geoff’s specifications, giving you the clarity and punch that so many chase and now you will attain with ease. The faders and bus path were designed to not only keep your sound pure and intact, but once it hits those busses, you will be in a Class A discrete paradise that until now, only the select few have been to before.

The way Geoff designed the layout and the Aurora Audio team executes the build of the Aurora Sidecar makes basic maintenance a breeze. And while you should have a qualified technician help you do any serious work on the Aurora Sidecar, Aurora Audio offers the option of purchasing an extra channel module that can be swapped out easily so you never lose valuable studio time on your project.

Experience the ultimate with the Aurora Sidecar. The ultimate in construction. The ultimate in quality. The ultimate in reliability. The ultimate in SOUND.


  • Gain: -10 dB to +80 dB on the input sensitivity switch plus 10 dB in the fader
  • Input Impedance: 1.2 kOhm (XLR I/P), 10 mOhm (DI I/P)
  • Output Impedance: < 50 Ohms balanced
  • VU Meter Range: Standard VU points from -20 VU to +3 VU where 0 VU = +4 dBu = 1.228 vac. Front panel trimpot to align the 0 VU point
  • Input headroom: 26 dB


  • Gain: Stereo outputs are unity gain
  • Output Impedance: < 50 Ohms balanced
  • Frequency response: < ± 0.5dB at 20 Hz and 20 kHz ref 0 dBu @ 1 kHz
  • Noise: < -75 dB
  • Crosstalk: < -70 dB @ 1 kHz
  • Headroom: Maximum outputs all > +26 dBu
  • Distortion: < 0.075% @ 1 kHz


CHANNELS 10-Channel