I conducted a very thorough comparison of my newer DAC1 (the new ones sound better than the old ones, by the way...I've tested that too) with a Lavry DA10 and found only slight differences, but all in the Lavry's favor (more clarity in the highs and lows, a bit more punch, and just a general sense of instruments sounding right). I attribute most of these differences to 1) the DAC1's re-sampling of all incoming signals to 110K, which is always going to compromise the signal somewhat, and 2) the Lavry's CrystalLock feature, because I assume my computer-as-transport system is generating a fair amount of jitter. My tests were done using an SFT Dynamight amp (the best I've ever heard, including in a direct comparison to a $10K Singlepower SDS) and Qualia 010 headphones w/ Black Dragon cables (the most revealing headphones I've ever heard, by a large margin).
The DAC1 is a great DAC, no question. The Lavry seemed better to my ears (my wife preferred it as well, in a blind test).
I'm interested in a fuse upgrade for it after having some luck with a fuse swap in my amp. Does anyone know which of the fuses here
is appropriate for the Lavry DA10?