Lavry AD/DA vs apogee ??

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by trock, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. trock

    trock Active Member

    Aug 20, 2004
    Is it fair to compare say an ad122 vs an apogee 200??

    i was looking into the lavry's and the price is so much higher than the apogee's

    does anyone run the Lavry?? and can a comape and contrast be done to an apogee unit??
  2. jamiey

    jamiey Guest

    You might want to call Mercenary (508)543-0069, they sell both and will be able to give an explenation on the differences.
  3. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    does flecher still hang around here.
  4. rudedogg

    rudedogg Guest

    i don't think so. he and k.f. had a public argument on r.a.p. and i haven't seen him here since. he does however seem to still post around on r.a.p. and prosoundweb i believe.

  5. jimbo_baby84

    jimbo_baby84 Guest

    i've used apogees, but not lavrys, but i've been thinking of the possibility of getting a lavry DA, so i've done as much searching and reading as i could on the two. some people claim to prefer the apogees (AD16-X) from listening tests, others think the lavry (blue model) makes apogee sound prosumer. after reading between the lines i'm estimating the sound of the lavry to be more accurate and detailed, and the apogees to have a small amount of pleasant colour, but possibly a touch light on the bass. i'm sure the lavry gold is insanely good, but it sure has the price tag to go with it. after reading all this i decided to go with an AD16-X now, and to later upgrade my DA to a lavry blue with 2 channels AD/DA. that way i have the transparent lavry to mix in the box, and for whatever mono or stereo tracking i do, but i have the 16 channels of cheap but decent apogees, making it perfect for drums/live band tracking. hope that helps!
  6. jimbo_baby84

    jimbo_baby84 Guest

    sorry, i got distracted while typing. it's the lavry blue which is reportedly a touch light on the bass. sorry!
  7. jamiey

    jamiey Guest

    Yeah, I've heard similar things concerning the 'sound' of the apogee.

    It may be alot like API in that regard, especially as they are both considered 'cheap' gear compared to their highly detailed and accurate (and more expensive) big brothers.

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