Features like a USB input, programmable settings, infrared remote capability, and the proprietary >PiC< Playback Image Control™ make the DA11 more than just a great sounding digital to analog converter; Users of the DA11 experience a new dimension of control over their listening exerience.
In keeping with the Lavry Engineering tradition of innovation in the pursuit of excellence, the DA11 combines customer requested features with a flexible approach to controlling the stereo image. The patent pending >PiC<™ (Playback Image Control™) allows the listener to adjust their position within the stereo sound field in a way that is unique to the DA11. Applications include adjusting the stereo width to create a headphone listening experience more like listening in a room with speakers, or moving the “sweet spot” with asymmetrical speaker placement.
The DA11 includes a full complement of USB, XLR, RCA, and optical digital audio inputs to offer flexibility in using computer, network music, or stand-alone CD player sources, as well as studio equipment. Balanced and unbalanced output options are provided for ease in connection to a wide range of Hi-Fi as well as professional audio gear. High quality XLR to RCA adapters are included for connection to RCA input equipment.
With the addition of infrared remote capability, the DA11 allows the listener to easily control important functions from the listening position with the added benefit of working with most universal remotes. The remote Mute function controls both headphone and main outputs, while a separate main output On/Off setting makes private headphone listening convenient.
Like the highly acclaimed LavryBlack DA10, the DA11 offers extreme transparency and musicality in DA conversion with the ability to control speaker volume using digitally controlled ANALOG volume circuitry. This allows the DA11 to be connected directly to a power amp or powered monitors without a preamp for the ultimate in “straight-wire” listening. With unparalleled precision in channel matching throughout the volume range, this feature allows the listener to easily reset the volume to a known level for consistent enjoyment with minimal signal degradation. Like all other programmable settings, the Volume setting is retained in memory when the power is turned “off.”