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post #166 of 191

Just got this yesterday. 

 

I find input selection very quirky. Left switch down - left switch up or down until the correct led starts blinking - right swich down ("set"), right switch up ("exit"). 

 

This is minimum 4 operations basshead.gif

 

Is this the only way or am I missing something??

 

Sound is very good though....


Edited by ardilla - 3/1/12 at 3:20pm
post #167 of 191

Good day!
Tell me please, to the output via adapters on the RCA, as configured on the front panel and turn off 2pin 3pin?
LED blinks rapidly or slowly blinking.
And tell me how to be phasing the switch? - Flashing slowly or quickly?
Thank you for your reply.

post #168 of 191
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Originally Posted by OAI5 View Post

Good day!
Tell me please, to the output via adapters on the RCA, as configured on the front panel and turn off 2pin 3pin?
LED blinks rapidly or slowly blinking.
And tell me how to be phasing the switch? - Flashing slowly or quickly?
Thank you for your reply.

 

OAI5, I think I understand your questions, and will try to answer them:

 

  • Regarding the switch and display: Fast-blinking means the highlighted option is selected, slow-blinking means the options is NOT selected.
  • In single-ended mode (with the RCA adapters), you can turn off Pin 3. (If you turn off Pin 2 while in single-ended mode (using the adapter), the sound will disappear.) In other words, Pin 2 must be on. So, when you've moved the cursor over Pin 2, it should be blinking fast. When you move the cursor over Pin 3, you can switch it to slow-blinking.
  • If you're using balanced output (without the RCA adapters), then turn on both Pin 2 and Pin 3 (both should be fast-blinking in balanced output mode).

 

I hope this answers your questions.

post #169 of 191

Thank you "yude" for the tip. I thought so. - (Then switched output is correct).
Tell me, how do you properly should be included (inverted)? - (Flashing slowly or quickly).?
When surfing, the sound of what is changing ... I do not understand how to best??

post #170 of 191

Just dropping in to say that this thing is a fabolous DAC and amp despite its quirky UI..

post #171 of 191

The interface is really bizarre?? And many do not have to do it ...

post #172 of 191

It's not BIZARRE, just not very intuitive. Most pople set it up once and just listen, I wouldn't hold it against it. Only thinkg that bugs me is that it takes 3 moves to switch between sources - in a no-wife-friendly way. 

 

I SOUNDS great - and the sound image control (or PiC as Lavry calls it) is the best I have come along. 

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The interface is really bizarre?? And many do not have to do it ...

post #173 of 191

I'm loving my Lavry Da11.  I think its HP jack is strong enough for many HPs.  I ran my LCD-2rev2 with it and it was excellent.  Very transparent.  I love it.  

post #174 of 191

Hi guys, 

 

I've got a few questions regarding the DA11 and would appreciate any advice/opinions!

 

I recently bought the DA11 (and still thinking if I should keep it or not)

My only comparison is the RME ADI-2 and between the two, I feel the DA11 produces clearer sound.

That said, there are a few albums that I used to enjoy listening to that doesn't sound as good anymore.

I am using the DA11 with my Grado PS500 and for some reason, Tool's "Lateralus" feels very harsh. Any sounds on the high side becomes rather obvious.

At times I feel the cymbals and the hi hat of the drums over powering everything else - do you guys feel this too?

 

Lastly, what is the proper way of using a headphone with the DA11?

Since there is no volume control for the headphones, how should I use it safely?

Do I leave my headphones unplugged when not in use? Should I plug it in before or after turning on the dac, and should I unplug it before or after switching off the dac?

My gf was listening to some music and for some reason there was a surge and the volume leaped (so much so I could hear the sound leaking off my headphone from another room)

I panicked as I didn't want my headphones to be damaged. Pro advice would be most appreciated!

 

Thank you

post #175 of 191
Set the volume, plug them in, listen, plug them out wink.gif

I wish Lavry makes an unleveled/leveled switch for the outputs on the back for the next version... And maybe a separate volume function for line out and headphones out.
post #176 of 191
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Originally Posted by JoelS87 View Post

...I recently bought the DA11 (and still thinking if I should keep it or not)

My only comparison is the RME ADI-2 and between the two, I feel the DA11 produces clearer sound.

That said, there are a few albums that I used to enjoy listening to that doesn't sound as good anymore.

I am using the DA11 with my Grado PS500 and for some reason, Tool's "Lateralus" feels very harsh. Any sounds on the high side becomes rather obvious.

At times I feel the cymbals and the hi hat of the drums over powering everything else - do you guys feel this too?...

 

JoelS87, I haven't found the DA11 to sound harsh. I've found that if it sounds harsh on my DA11, it'll also sound harsh on my other good DACs--but I don't find the DA11 to impart harshness that isn't on the recording.

 

Just out of curiosity, are you using it mostly as a DAC to drive other headphone amps, or mostly direct out of its built-in headphone out? Though I like the DA11's built-in headphone amp, I find myself more impressed with it as a DAC to drive my favorite amps than I do with it as an all-in-one.

 

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Originally Posted by JoelS87 View Post

...Lastly, what is the proper way of using a headphone with the DA11?

Since there is no volume control for the headphones, how should I use it safely?

Do I leave my headphones unplugged when not in use? Should I plug it in before or after turning on the dac, and should I unplug it before or after switching off the dac?

My gf was listening to some music and for some reason there was a surge and the volume leaped (so much so I could hear the sound leaking off my headphone from another room)

I panicked as I didn't want my headphones to be damaged...

 

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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post

Set the volume, plug them in, listen, plug them out wink.gif
I wish Lavry makes an unleveled/leveled switch for the outputs on the back for the next version... And maybe a separate volume function for line out and headphones out.

 

Like ardilla, I wish the Lavry also had separate volume controls for the rear analog outs and the headphone out. It doesn't, though, so you just have to learn to live with it.

 

When it comes to directly driving headphones with it, I suggest you do what I do: Before you plug any headphone into the Lavry's headphone output, I recommend getting into the habit of first turning the DA11's volume control down to 00 (mute). To drive my Ray Samuels Audio Raptor, for example, I typically use a level of 38 on the Lavry, and that would be explosively loud (and potentially damaging) with some of my headphones (like many of my in-ears).

post #177 of 191
So you use the volume control on the da11, not the raptor?
post #178 of 191
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post

So you use the volume control on the da11, not the raptor?

 

No, sorry I wasn't clear, ardilla:

 

  • If I'm using the Raptor, the DA11's level control is set to 38. I then use the Raptor's volume control from there.
  • On those occasions I use the DA11's built-in headphone out (to directly drive a headphone from the DA11), I always make sure to turn the level down to 00 (mute), before plugging a headphone in.
post #179 of 191

Da11 has never felt harsh here.  I'm enjoying them with my HD650 ATM.  The HP jack was strong enough to me to run my LCD-2 rev2.  

post #180 of 191
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Originally Posted by jude View Post

 

No, sorry I wasn't clear, ardilla:

 

  • If I'm using the Raptor, the DA11's level control is set to 38. I then use the Raptor's volume control from there.
  • On those occasions I use the DA11's built-in headphone out (to directly drive a headphone from the DA11), I always make sure to turn the level down to 00 (mute), before plugging a headphone in.

 

 

Sorry to bump this thread.  I'm about to pull the trigger on this DAC.

 

Why don't you turn the volume level all the way up on the DAC and then control the volume from your HP amp?  What's the difference between 38 and 56?

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