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Bob Boyd

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Your Monitor Converter?
« on: January 19, 2006, 03:58:42 pm »

I am in the process of listening to converters right now and it got me thinking...

What are you using as the DAC to your monitors?  And why?


I'm not using this poll for any purchasing decisions.  I'm just curious and I didn't know if we'd looked at this as a single item.  I imagine our opinions could almost be as varied as they are with any other studio equipment.

(I may have missed some brands - especially any hardware that's PC specific.  If so, forgive me - I just listed what came to mind.)
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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2006, 04:27:12 pm »

Safe to assume you wish to include the db Tech stuff under the Lavry name?
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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2006, 04:40:49 pm »

Yes but thanks for bringing that to my attention.  I adjusted the listing.
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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2006, 05:10:28 pm »

Benchmark DAC-1.

Why?

The sound, the price-point, the feature set (in/out options), and (my favorite) the passive volume knob for direct amp driving.

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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2006, 05:49:11 pm »

mytek, but i have a lavry black on order. .. it should arrive soon.

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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2006, 06:09:53 pm »

Benchmark DAC-1.
Same reasons as above. Great quality for the money.
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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2006, 06:26:45 pm »

I miss the listing of the the Grace Design m906 or m904 which have great converters in their monitor controller.
http://www.gracedesign.com/products/906_904/m906_m904.htm

Another unit often not mentioned is the MI-DAC from Lake People with 4 switchable digital inputs an a probably better volume control for low levels than the Benchmark.
http://www.lake-people.de/Home_English/home_english.html

I use the Benchmark in one studio  and will take a Grace, Lake People or Meitner for the other one. I heard them all but not in a direct comparison. The Grace has definitely the best features and I guess the converter is in the same league as the Meitner.
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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2006, 07:26:56 pm »

ahh, I meant to have Grace Design on the list.  I'll add the others too.  Thanks.
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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2006, 08:42:51 pm »

You have lousy stuff like M-Audio, but not the nice RME stuff on the list..

I'm checking out the Benchmark DAC and soon the ADC too. Looking forward to hearing the,

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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2006, 10:15:52 pm »

Pacific Microsonics Model 2 in both rooms.
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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2006, 11:17:54 pm »

Bodyslam wrote on Thu, 19 January 2006 21:15

Pacific Microsonics Model 2 in both rooms.

I started wondering if that one was going to show up.
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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2006, 01:48:07 am »

Lynx Aurora8.
192KHz, flexible i/o routing (I can parallel sum my Vari-mu), 4 stereo adda

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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2006, 02:33:08 am »

Lavry Blue.

Lavry... rock, rock, rock !!!!  Whoooo !!!!!!

best,
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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2006, 05:55:52 am »

mastermind wrote on Fri, 20 January 2006 09:33

Lavry Blue.

Lavry... rock, rock, rock !!!!  Whoooo !!!!!!

best,
t



what he said.
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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2006, 06:11:04 am »

Lynx two-A here.
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