Tough to say. I suspect several of the 7 items are true, maybe all of them, although #2 seems unlikely to me. I have not tried different transports with my Lavry.
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You forgot one.
8. The difference between average digital and exceptional digital is surprisingly small and subtle.
Digital has come a long way and the trickle down benefits can be found even in inexpensive players and DAC's. Expensive changes will result in subtle differences but not major revalations, other than you don't need to spend so much anymore to get good sound.
Bob, of course you are right, but with some contemporary DAC's differences between transports are still easy to hear. For example: the Accustic Arts Tube DAC is still sensitive for transports or Accuphase DAC's. With the Lavry DA10 I can hear only a small difference between the $700 CDP (CEC 3300R) and the $4,500 CD transport (CEC TL-1X), which is to me absurd. I still think the Lavry is not discriminating enough because it doesn't have SOTA detail resolution, but hey, we are talking about a sub $1,000 D/A converter! Does any of you have the same experience?
I suppose this response is a little late for this thread. I have found it difficult, but not impossible, to hear transport differences with the Lavry DAC. I agree with those who say not to waste your money on expensive transports with this DAC.
Unfortunately, most owners of the Lavry have never heard what their DAC is capable of. Harvey Rosenthal, whose mod transforms the Lavry, recently passed. As the owner of one of his modified Lavry DACS, I can say that the mod places it in a different league. It is certainly not unresolved.