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ammitsboel

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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2006, 08:39:04 am »

Right now I'm using nothing and it's quite relieving  Smile
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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2006, 09:45:40 am »

Not that I'm using one but you forgot to mention Crookwood......DAC1 here.......Darius

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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2006, 10:47:20 am »

audio note dac kit 1.2 .... heavily modified....

it's the holy grail !!!  Very Happy
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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2006, 10:50:04 am »

ammitsboel wrote on Fri, 20 January 2006 14:39

Right now I'm using nothing and it's quite relieving  Smile


Laughing  Laughing  Laughing
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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2006, 11:03:44 am »

Bob Boyd wrote on Thu, 19 January 2006 21:17

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.


Pacific Microsonics here also - Model 2 in my room, Model 1s in two rooms. Prism in the other. Also in use - Prism ADA8, Lavry Blue, Meitner DSD DA & some Apogee stuff.
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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2006, 05:42:28 pm »

I am using 4 channels of Lavry Blue so that I can send the same signal to both my analog process chain and as direct source monitoring for 1 button push a/b comparisons between processed and source paths (and back in my record cutting days this also facilitated having the same signal sent to both the preview and program paths).  This actually worked out to less per channel than getting 2 Benchmark or Mytek DAC's - although with the Blue you don't get metering, spdif, headphone amp, or on board attenuation - and given the choice I'd probably go for 2 Lavry Black DAC's at this point.

As far as sound comparisons with other DAC's - for me the fast transients just speak a lot less smeared with the Blue as soon as you click it over to "Crystal Lock" mode.  Sharp percussive elements just seem truer to life and a little more "3d" through the Lavry than other things I listened to.  

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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2006, 06:26:12 pm »

Lavry blue & Meric Halo.  Apogees went bye bye.

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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2006, 08:06:51 pm »

I rate the new Avocet converters as "excellent". I do not believe that it affects my mastering negatively in the least.

I'm not in a rush to "upgrade", but if I get the money I'll re-audition the Lavry Gold and the Weiss. I can't see any other candidates if trying to push the stratosphere.

BK (who just bought a Pro Tools LE system and is also planning on getting Samplitude and upgrading my SADiE CPU to higher speed and upgrading 3 other computers in the place BEFORE I go for a new DAC)  Smile

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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2006, 08:42:38 pm »

bobkatz wrote on Sat, 21 January 2006 01:06


BK (who just bought a Pro Tools LE system


Oh no! He gave in!  Very Happy
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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2006, 11:59:53 pm »

dCs Elgar
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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2006, 10:36:00 am »

dCS 954 - Quality, DSD, PCM all rates, Route.
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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2006, 01:21:33 pm »

PookyNMR wrote on Sat, 21 January 2006 01:26

Lavry blue & Meric Halo.  Apogees went bye bye.



What's wrong with Apogee? It seems that many people around here have a bad oppinion about their convertors.

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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2006, 02:37:26 pm »

they're too colored imo.....

they boost lows and highs and seems a bit "distant" in the midrange etc.....

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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2006, 08:44:37 am »

Benchmark DAC-1 in both rooms.

Quality, Price and really good tech support.
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Re: Your Monitor Converter?
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2006, 12:22:04 pm »

zetterstroem wrote on Sun, 22 January 2006 12:37

they're too colored imo.....

they boost lows and highs and seems a bit "distant" in the midrange etc.....




I'd agree.  I didn't care for the sound.  I did not find them transparent.  I also had some functionality issues with my unit often losing digital sync.  In all fairness though, Fletcher gave me his word that in his experience Apogee does have good quality control.

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