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Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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Post #: 21
Post ID: 21097
Reply to: 21095
It is about the level of digital rhetoric
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Hm, I did not know that Dan Lavry has his son Marc working with him.  For sure it has to be gratifying for Dan that  son could take over eventually and Marc does have a large shoe to fill.  Still, we as consumers faced ultimate question: would Lavry products of 2015 vintage be the same as they were 20-25 years back? Generally is audio and in life it never the case. Would Lavry be able to overcome the trend? Who knows....

The Dan Lavry position himself is kind of peculiar. It presume that he would give whole weight of his reputation and experience to give a jump stat to his or his son new venture. Dan always was vocal, posted in pro groups and wrote papers. It does not look that he did it, at least I did heard it yet. It is possible that the explanation and publicity from Dan will be coming in future. It is also possible that he is not well and do not play the games anymore. Everything is possible...

Here is what I think. If Marc Lavry would like to fill his father shoes, of even become better than his dad (that would be ultimate benefit for us the consumers and for legacy of his family) then Marc need to open his mouth and begin to speak. Dan Lavry not only design great product but he was outspoken person. Agree you with him or not but he certainly have risen the general level of digital arguments. So, Marc, come on, are you up to  the task?

Rgs,
Romy the Cat


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steverino
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Post #: 22
Post ID: 21098
Reply to: 21097
Then and now
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 Romy the Cat wrote:

Here is what I think. If Marc Lavry would like to fill his father shoes, of even become better than his dad (that would be ultimate benefit for us the consumers and for legacy of his family) then Marc need to open his mouth and begin to speak. Dan Lavry not only design great product but he was outspoken person. Agree you with him or not but he certainly have risen the general level of digital arguments. So, Marc, come on, are you up to  the task?

Rgs,
Romy the Cat


Just for the record a short quote from Stereomojo article on the DAC 11:

"Unlike a lot of the better-known audiophile designers (and marketers), Lavry likes to remain relatively quiet about his designs.  While this seems a bit against the grain of modern marketing, where companies are constantly hyping the technical specifics of their newest and best designs, I can understand why Mr. Lavry likes to keep his cards close to his chest.  First, he considers his designs to be proprietary, and second, he doesn’t like the idea of audiophiles acting as 'back seat designers'.”



Based on what I read some years ago about the DAC 11, I think the problem with digital product design these days is the need (at least as perceived by designers) to integrate DACs with computers and servers. Reviewers of the DAC 11 reported all kinds of differences in sonics depending on each combination of inputs and outputs. Digital design prior to 2000 could proceed in minimalist fashion and still be viable commercially. No more. That's why I see digital on a downward trajectory until the issue of the computer is resolved.
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Amir
Iran Tehran
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Joined on 02-11-2009

Post #: 23
Post ID: 25193
Reply to: 21098
Ask Lavery about new DAC Quintessence

Hello->>

Regarding your questions:>>

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1.) The DA924 was originally designed before converters with accuracy beyond 15-16 bits were available. It is no longer in production. The Quintessence is a state-of-the–art design with accuracy that exceeds the DA924 and offers additional features. The “sound” is extremely neutral so what you hear is the recording exactly as it sounds with no coloration or loss due to the converter. There are two outputs, the Main output which is a straight-wire fixed level and the Monitor output with the front panel Volume control. The Volume control is a proprietary analog design that offers click-free stepped settings in 1/4dB steps over an 80dB range. Each of the three inputs has its own level setting, so digital sources can be compared with level compensation for differences in the recorded level. The Volume control can also be used to directly control speaker listening level (no need for an additional preamp or volume control).>>

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2.) The DA924 actually did not use an r-2r network; the design is proprietary.>>

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3.) The DA-N5 is an up-sampling converter for 44.1 and 48kHz.>>

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4.) The DA924 had more of a “sound” that most people liked, but it was not as accurate as the DA-N5. The DA-N5 is extremely neutral in character (it has no “sound”). Customers who own them have been very enthusiastic in their response and many have traded their DA924’s in to upgrade to the Quintessence.>>

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Please feel free to reply to tech support if you have any technical or operational questions.>>

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Thank you,>>

Lavry Engineering Technical Support

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rowuk


Germany
Posts 268
Joined on 07-05-2012

Post #: 24
Post ID: 25194
Reply to: 25193
Marketing garbage again?
Why should we believe this? Is this not the very trash that the modern audiophile company uses to get people with more money than sense to "upgrade". How good would the system have to be to show the difference?


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