«The Lavry LK-Solo is an excellent headphone amplifier, and so much more! This unit is a compact (half-rack), high-quality, Analog solution for overdubbing with any digital system.
The LK-Solo provides a completely latency free headphone cue-mix by allowing the user to mix signals in analog rather than in digital. This negates delay from conversion and digital processing.
The LK-Solo Volume settings only impact the headphone Cue-Mix, and have no effect on the recorded signals, because the inputs and outputs are hardwired together, with no circuitry in the path. Furthermore, this means that the LK-Solo introduces no audible or measurable distortion, coloration, or noise to the recorded signal.
The LK-Solo is a ½-rack unit which serves two functions:
1) A high-quality headphone amplifier with super-accurate analog stepped volume control (½ dB increments).
2) A powerful tool for 2 channel recording and overdubbing, which gives the performer 100% removal of latency from any digital recording system.
The LK-Solo contributes zero signal distortion and noise to the recording because each LK-Solo output connector is hardwired to the respective input connector with no electronics in the signal path between. Mixers place many additional circuits in the signal path, adding coloration, phase distortion, and noise to the signals, but the LK-Solo does not.
Converter makers have been pushed to accommodate low latency. This comes at great sacrifices in audio quality. Some IC makers go as far as providing “switchable” digital filters (lower latency at lower quality or higher latency for higher quality). The LK-Solo enables use of quality converters without latency concerns. Freedom from latency also enables use of large buffers, recording at any sample frequency, many plugins in series, and even additional hardware in the signal path, with no limits.
The user interface of the LK-Solo is designed for easy workflow. The learning curve of operation is trivial, and the hookup is negligible (requiring 4 additional cables and no additional hardware).
ZERO LATENCY Cue mix with any digital recording system
Professional Grade Headphone Amplifier
Hard-wired signal path for critical signals with no loss of quality
Stereo Playback Monitoring
Stereo and Mono Recording
Precision Volume Control – ½dB steps
LATENCY KILLER™ technology at ½ Rack Size