The Lavry Quintessence performance exceeds the DA924 for accuracy, transparency, musicality, and dynamic range while providing additional functionality.
This DAC includes dual stereo XLR outputs (Main and Monitor) with +18 and +24 dBu peak output levels. An intuitive push-button system and rotary knob controls analog Volume adjustment for the Monitor Output with a resolution of ¼ dB over an 80 dB range, and fine calibration of the Main outputs by 0.1 dB steps for a ±0.7 dB range.
The Quintessence has two AES and one SPDIF inputs, which accept standard sample rates from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz. Switching between inputs recalls independent Monitor Volume settings from memory for ease of use and ABX comparison. Other features include BAL/UNBAL, Mono, Polarity Inversion, and personalized illumination settings.
Transparency and accuracy of a Lavry converter
Three inputs (2) AES and (1) SPDIF
Main & Monitor XLR outputs
Output range setting for +18 and +24 dBu peak level for each output
Balanced/unbalanced setting for each output
Monitor output has an 80 dB range analog Volume control with .25dB steps
Volume setting memory for each input
Output level calibration +/- 0.7dB adjustable in 0.1dB steps
Polarity Inversion function
Accepts 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz inputs
Large rotary knob for Volume adjustment
Large illuminated pushbuttons display function status