Mac + Lavry
Apologies to PJPro firstly, as I hadn't realised this section existed until yesterday ! I've been twittering on about DAC's in other sections of the forum. I was hoping there would be some high-end DAC reviews in the mag soon, but I don't think it's planned anytime soon.
Anyway, just wanted to flag up some musings about the Lavery DA10 DAC . I'm planning on upgrading some kit soon and have been dipping into the Naim forum for various bits and pieces. Although I originally wasn't looking for a DAC, one particular subject caught my attention. It seems there's an energetic debate going on with folks who are using this particular DAC, along with a MAC as source, and linking it into their Naim gear...It really sems to be getting high praise, even from CD555 owners saying it almost (or does) match the sound from their £15k players ! For a £600 box, that's high praise indeed, and it's even getting some folk there to question Naim's approach to DAC's and the relative quality of the inbuilt DAC in the SN integrated, as well as the quality and position in the market for the new HDX, when it may be bettered by this approach. As the HDX was potentially on my shopping list, it's pretty serious when loyal Naim feedback is suggesting a £600 DAC and MAC Pro/Laptop/Mini/TV (all of which I have anyway) can at least match it.....
It's a bit long and bickering in places, but if your interested it's here. I'm slightly amazed Naim are leting it run on at present.
If it's as good as they are saying, at that price, it will be hard ignore. Im certainly going to check it out for streaming stuff into my planned system.
Just thought I would flag it up, as I hadn't heard the name before in conjunction to the usual DAC suspects, and I have a feeling it is going to have a fair few fans...