Anyone compare the Lavry Black with the Lavry Blue 2CH?
|The DSP up-samples the data to double speed mode (unless the digital input is receiving double
speed data) and sends it to the DAC converters. Each channel conversion utilizes two converters
(inverting and non-inverting). The DSP pre-inverts the data sent to the inverting converter, thus
the two converters operate out of phase. Also, each converter has both a non-inverting analog
output and an inverting output. The same is true for each of the following anti-imaging filter
inputs. By reverse-connecting the filter inputs, both filter outputs are in phase again.
The advantage of this architecture is three-fold. First, operating the converters in parallel
provides an increased dynamic range. Second, some artifacts get canceled. Third, the addition of
the two filter signals is accomplished by 2 resistors, filter 1 to the summing node and filter 2 to
the summing node. Thus there is no need for an additional differential amplifier with its
associated sonic degradation).
Originally Posted by noypi
have you tried the sa5k with an m^3? if so, do you think that the internal amp of the lavry sounds better??(thinking of lavry straight onto sa5k)
have you tried the da10 on the ppx-slam???
tnx for your time
Originally Posted by Canman
but even better is Lavry > Hosa XLR to RCA adaptors (modified for proper pinout) > Monster interconnect (to be replaced soon by Bogdan Gold/Silver Spirit RCA) > Pass Aleph 3 amp > AKG K1000
Originally Posted by SteveM324
I was about to dismiss the Lavry because it only has balance outputs until I saw your comments about the Hosa XLR to RCA adapters. Where did you get the adapters and how much do they cost. Who did the mod to the adapters? What is the output voltage of the balanced outputs or are you the Lavry as a preamp? Does the Lavry have a fixed output voltage switch as well if I wanted to connect it to my integrated amp? Thanks.
Originally Posted by Iron_Dreamer
You can get the adaptors at Guitar Center, among other places, they are about $10 each. To mod them, you just open them up and remove the wire connecting pins 1 and 3. The Lavry doesn't have a fixed output switch per se, you would just set the attenuator to the top level for the same effect. I'm sure it would have no problem working with an integrated amplifier.
Originally Posted by Canman
I have to admit, the Lavry wasn't quite as refined as the Meridian, but this should be no surprise comparing a $1,000 DAC to a $4,000 CD player. Even though the Meridian clearly bested the Lavry here in terms of refinement, I still think the Lavry did very well for its price. Additionally, in my K1000 system, the Lavry seems to be a synergistic combo because it makes great music. Bottom line is I don't miss the G08 I used to own when I listen through the Lavry, even if the G08 is better.