Lavry DA 11 (1500 euro) boasts professional construction and extensive features.
- Digital / analog converter Lavry DA 11
- 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
Technical data and test results
|Dimensions (W x H T) Height depth||20.0 x 5.0 x 27.0 cm|
|Digital volume control|
|Analog volume 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 AES / EBU|
|Output D/A converter|
|Outputs XLR stereo|
|Outputs headphone 6, 3 mm|
|Outputs headphone 3.5 mm|
|Digital output to RCA|
|Optical digital output|
|Digital output other:|
|Short conclusion||D / A converters with virtually an adjustable speaker distance. Sonically very filigree and highend.|
|Sound||Absolute top class|
(maximum 70 points)
|Sound points preamplifier|
(maximum 10 points)
(max. 15 points)
(maximum 10 points)
|84 very good|
|Price / performance||Very good|
|tested in issue:||5 / 09|