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  #31
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Mines shipping in two weeks
Will be back to report...or maybe I’ll just be off in heaven-and never come back...
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Mines shipping in two weeks
Will be back to report...or maybe I’ll just be off in heaven-and never come back...
I think mines coming in 2 as well
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I think mines coming in 2 as well
Hi Rounbadge,

You can ignore this if you prefer. I’m curious as to what you do. Are you a producer, recording engineer, mix engineer or mastering engineer? Or maybe just a crazy enthusiast?

Reason I ask is, you seem to be on a never ending quest for new high end converters. I recently upgraded mine, and in the process, tried to search down and follow every (high end-ish) converter thread on GS, and keep running into you about to trial the latest and greatest. So got me curious.
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Hi Rounbadge,

You can ignore this if you prefer. I’m curious as to what you do. Are you a producer, recording engineer, mix engineer or mastering engineer? Or maybe just a crazy enthusiast?

Reason I ask is, you seem to be on a never ending quest for new high end converters. I recently upgraded mine, and in the process, tried to search down and follow every (high end-ish) converter thread on GS, and keep running into you about to trial the latest and greatest. So got me curious.
These days I do a lot of film/tv + commercial.music..A little bit of everything I guess.maybe not so much mastering.
yeah absolutely crazy too.I come from studer/3m /API console world.always searching.

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Reason I ask is, you seem to be on a never ending quest for new high end converters. I recently upgraded mine
What did you end up upgrading to?
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What did you end up upgrading to?
I was using an Apollo x6 clocked with a Grimm CC2 (which worked nicely) and recently bought a Prism Atlas (which I got for the cost of a Titan), and also clocking it with the Grimm and using the ADAT and SPDIFF to loop mixes out to 8 channels of analogue summing and stereo bus processing and back into the DAW via the x6 (I like the UA thunderbolt stability).

The Atlas has a nice subtle colour to it, and I wanted to upgrade the DA and AD (to make the clocking simpler), although I was previously looking at an even higher end 2 channel AD box, and theAD+ was at the top of my list. I'm enjoying the results with the Atlas currently, but possibly it softens the transients more than I would prefer (which I suspect might be the dynamic range), so I'm going to test using the x6 DA and Atlas AD and see how I like that.

Or I may move onto something else, when all the delays on converters ease up and I can sell and replace easy enough.
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Originally Posted by blayz2002 ➡️
I was using an Apollo x6 clocked with a Grimm CC2 (which worked nicely) and recently bought a Prism Atlas (which I got for the cost of a Titan), and also clocking it with the Grimm and using the ADAT and SPDIFF to loop mixes out to 8 channels of analogue summing and stereo bus processing and back into the DAW via the x6 (I like the UA thunderbolt stability).

The Atlas has a nice subtle colour to it, and I wanted to upgrade the DA and AD (to make the clocking simpler), although I was previously looking at an even higher end 2 channel AD box, and theAD+ was at the top of my list. I'm enjoying the results with the Atlas currently, but possibly it softens the transients more than I would prefer (which I suspect might be the dynamic range), so I'm going to test using the x6 DA and Atlas AD and see how I like that.

Or I may move onto something else, when all the delays on converters ease up and I can sell and replace easy enough.
Cool!
One of my collaborators has the titan.it sounds great.
The wait times are pretty gnarly
The MBC took 4 months to get here.
The cool thing is I had a 30 day return on it so I was able to use it for actual work.
The AKM factory fire really wrenched everybody.
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Hey RoundBadge
I'd love to hear your thoughts on the savitr. I'm also receiving one in a couple weeks as well and will be comparing it to my Lavry Gold mk3 (and hopefully bringing in the Neve as well)

I demoed the Dangerous AD+ when it first came out but it was far inferior to my Lavry which had far better imaging/3d, separation of elements, clarity (which interestingly I believe you said was a bit how the Neve sounded compared to the Dangerous)

I record to an Ampex mm1200 and ATR 102 through an API console and bouncing those tracks to digital is how I do my AD comparisons - whichever preserves the original sound the best (I monitor with Dangerous Convert 8's currently).
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I demoed the Dangerous AD+ when it first came out but it was far inferior to my Lavry which had far better imaging/3d, separation of elements, clarity (which interestingly I believe you said was a bit how the Neve sounded compared to the Dangerous)
Looking forward to hearing them side by side
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I was comparing it to my Lavry Gold MK3 and it is night and day different. The low end is so precise and the stereo imaging feels so exacting and immersive. The Soft sat sounds completely different on the Savitr. I used to avoid the +6 on the MK3, but the +6 on the savitr sounds so natural. It sounds like they changed the gain shape on it to my ear. Also, the operation of the unit is very streamlined.
Over all, it is a major upgrade to the MK3 and was worth it for me. It is an immaculate sounding unit -- I don't think it can get much better than this.

I love being able to bypass the MX processing. it seems like the MX processing balloons the low end in a nice way and van be very useful, but its also great to be able to remove it. You can also push the unit extremely hard and it sounds clean. I can sometimes get away without using a limiter with it.
As a former owner of an MK2 and an MK3 this review really speaks to me because it sounds like we have the same feelings towards the MK3 and these are the qualities an IDEAL Lavry Gold has always had in my mind.

My only question is...does it still have the Lavry Gold “sound”? I’ve tried pretty much every convertor there is and the Lavry Gold is the only one that does that midrange thing, which is why I love it, but I just wanted to double check that in upgrading the design they didn’t just turn it into something more clinical/accurate like a Prism ADA-8XR or something.

It sounds like it’s the KING of the Lavry Gold, and if that’s the case it’s a no brainer for me.
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I’ve put 10+ Mixes thru the SAVITR and so far really enjoying it.
Some mixes I use no sat, some +2 and a couple +6.
Still have my MX but I’m not in a rush to plug the MX back except to print stems on older mixes.
I still need to do a real comparison, but I’m def diggin!
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  #42
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Smile

Got mine today.
Sounds Awesome.
Comparing to the Dangerous Ad+ and Rupert MBC.
They're really good but this thing is just on another level.
There's a fluid,musical quality going on.
this thing moves/breaths with the track..its a trip.
There's something really special going on with the separation 3d-ness and focus of each element in relation to each other.like they all have there own special pocket.
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Originally Posted by RoundBadge ➡️
Got mine today.
Sounds Awesome.
Comparing to the Dangerous Ad+ and Rupert MBC.
They're really good but this thing is just on another level.
There's a fluid,musical quality going on.
this thing moves/breaths with the track..its a trip.
There's something really special going on with the separation 3d-ness and focus of each element in relation to each other.like they all have there own special pocket.
Bruv, you're killing me bruv!!! Thought I had found my soul mate with AD+!!! Now to try to dig up $8k!! F_ck!! With such short supplies of chips, these and other converters are becoming near impossible to find without waiting weeks or months. Will keep working with AD+, but definitely need to demo this thing. Have you ever tried the JCF AD converters? If so, how would they compare to new Lavry? Thanks RB.
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Bruv, you're killing me bruv!!! Thought I had found my soul mate with AD+!!! Now to try to dig up $8k!! F_ck!! With such short supplies of chips, these and other converters are becoming near impossible to find without waiting weeks or months. Will keep working with AD+, but definitely need to demo this thing. Have you ever tried the JCF AD converters? If so, how would they compare to new Lavry? Thanks RB.
Lavry doesn’t use any AKM components as far as I know.all in house.they’re getting them out pretty fast.
I would like to try the latte,which would be another contender for my setup. It’s not easy to demo afaik but I do have 30 day return on the Sativr if something else works better.
The AD+ is still very good.it’s by no means a bad unit.
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It’s interesting on my initial speaker playback (very first impressions yesterday) the Lavry sounded a little more relaxed and spacious,more weight and size in the low end.whereas the AD+ has a bit more mid push but not as 3-d.by comparison mids perhaps a little more narrow,aggressive and pinched.
A friend who’s ears I trust instantly picked the Lavry file in a blind A/B.he was very stoked cause his shows up soon.
But yeah you could say they’re different sounds.
But on good headphones I really hear the Lavry doing it’s “thing” with the musical fluidity,separation and space between instruments.it’s a more palpable 3-d and musical panoramic “around” you presentation.I felt more like was was sitting in the room with the musicians around me.
Just ongoing random observations
I’ll dig back with comparing the Rupert MBC shortly.
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Originally Posted by RoundBadge ➡️
Got mine today.
Sounds Awesome.
Comparing to the Dangerous Ad+ and Rupert MBC.
They're really good but this thing is just on another level.
There's a fluid,musical quality going on.
this thing moves/breaths with the track..its a trip.
There's something really special going on with the separation 3d-ness and focus of each element in relation to each other.like they all have there own special pocket.
Awesome news.
Honestly, that's exactly how my Lavry Gold mkiii sounded in relation to the Dangerous AD+ -> far better 3d-ness and separation, ... and yes, each element focused in relation to each other.

Still waiting for my Savitr

BTW, I may sell my Gold if I keep the Savitr - if anyone is interested - excellent condition, box, manual, private studio.

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Awesome news.
Honestly, that's exactly how my Lavry Gold mkiii sounded in relation to the Dangerous AD+ -> far better 3d-ness and separation, ... and yes, each element focused in relation to each other.

Still waiting for my Savitr

BTW, I may sell my Gold if I keep the Savitr - if anyone is interested - excellent condition, box, manual, private studio.
It’s funny how my ears initially I gravitated to the AD+ because it was a slightly brighter more aggressive presentation esp in the mids.and it was what I was used to.Then I had the “ah ha” moment where I wanted to turn Sativr tracks up.
very simple:it sounded better,more musical
I can’t unhear it dammit
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And then it’s an mp3 on earbuds
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Originally Posted by Slug1 ➡️
Bruv, you're killing me bruv!!! Thought I had found my soul mate with AD+!!! Now to try to dig up $8k!! F_ck!! With such short supplies of chips, these and other converters are becoming near impossible to find without waiting weeks or months. Will keep working with AD+, but definitely need to demo this thing. Have you ever tried the JCF AD converters? If so, how would they compare to new Lavry? Thanks RB.
I’m going to be testing the Savitr against my Latte AD very soon. My Savitr should be arriving in about a week. One thing I can say is that the Latte AD sounds it’s best NOT clipping. And it’s a wonderful sound. I’ve never heard a more musical sound in any convertor, and I’ve tried most things. But I used to own Lavry Golds in the past and the sound is calling me. Gonna be quite the duel! 🤣
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Looking forward to it. Love Prism and my AD+, but the Sativr is calling me. I think I’m going to demo one in the coming weeks. Will also be interesting to know how Sativr compares to Gold AD. I’ve been intrigued by the JCF, but am more interested in Lavry which sits in a lot more mastering houses.
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Originally Posted by RoundBadge ➡️
It’s interesting on my initial speaker playback (very first impressions yesterday) the Lavry sounded a little more relaxed and spacious,more weight and size in the low end.whereas the AD+ has a bit more mid push but not as 3-d.by comparison mids perhaps a little more narrow,aggressive and pinched.
A friend who’s ears I trust instantly picked the Lavry file in a blind A/B.he was very stoked cause his shows up soon.
But yeah you could say they’re different sounds.
But on good headphones I really hear the Lavry doing it’s “thing” with the musical fluidity,separation and space between instruments.it’s a more palpable 3-d and musical panoramic “around” you presentation.I felt more like was was sitting in the room with the musicians around me.
Just ongoing random observations
I’ll dig back with comparing the Rupert MBC shortly.
Did you test with internal clock or Grimm?
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