| 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?
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
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.