Digital / Analog Converter Lavry DA 11

Lavry DA 11 (1500 euro) boasts professional construction and extensive features.

  1. Digital / analog converter Lavry DA 11
  2. Data sheet

A renowned name and first address for A/D and D/A converters in the recording studio technology, a newcomer in the entertainment industry: the Washington-based Lavry engineering. The clientele speaking their brand new DA 11 (1500 euro), looking for an ultimate converter, Speaker display problems by the way same helps: with playback image control (PIC; signals from the other channel is in phase or phase-inverted) can the DA change 11 the stereo base width, namely channel separately! For example, one of the two boxes is too close to the wall, he can abandon them 11 virtually of them.

“A feature useful even with headphones”, emphasised CEO Dan Lavry who entertains even an own forum.

High-tech pur, the tester when you look in the Interior were amazed. Droves of miniature components lead the signals from the balanced transformer outputs an analog volume control for the headphone output and the XLR (RCA adapter included).

The homemade driver of the USB input fits for Windows and Mac OS computers; the Lavry accepted via USB without ifs and buts 96 kHz. A higher sampling rate according to the statement of the CEO makes no sense.

Sonically the Lavry summed up the positive properties of the competitors: with CD signals controlled, he offered about the diversity of the musical, the high gloss of Cambridge and the suppleness of the advance acoustic. There is in every discipline of the winner 11: with MP3, DVB-S and above all with USB.


+ Volume control; Headphone output; fully symmetrical; Base width adjustment weaknesses

– Remote control optional only; habituation need instruction

Lavry DA 11

Manufacturer Lavry
Price €1500.00
Rating 61.0 points
Test procedure 1.0




Technical data and test results

Dimensions (W x H T) Height depth 20.0 x 5.0 x 27.0 cm
Weight 2.0 kg
Digital volume control
Analog volume control
Remote control
Display sampling rate
Word width display
Digital effects loop
Maximum sampling rate RCA / AES 192
Maximum sampling rate optical 192
Maximum USB sample rate
USB asynchronous mode USB
Adjustable digital filter characteristics
Number filter options
Inputs CD player
Digital RCA 0
Digital BNC
Digital optical 1
Digital ST
Digital AES / EBU
Digital DSD
Output D/A converter
RCA outputs 0
Outputs XLR stereo
Outputs headphone 6, 3 mm
Outputs headphone 3.5 mm
Digital output to RCA
Optical digital output
Digital output other:
Test result
Short conclusion D / A converters with virtually an adjustable speaker distance. Sonically very filigree and highend.
Sound Absolute top class
Sound points
(maximum 70 points)
Sound points preamplifier
Measured values
(maximum 10 points)
(max. 15 points)
(maximum 10 points)
Overall rating
(max. 120
84 very good
Price / performance Very good
tested in issue: 5 / 09