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Benchmark DAC3 HGC
Benchmark Launch the DAC3 HGC - USB DAC And Headphone Amp
enchmark's new DAC3 HGC looks very similar to the DAC2 HGC but offers better specifications, such as lower Total Harmonic Distortion and THD+N noise, resulting in better sound quality. The DAC3 also uses the new ESS Technologies ES9028PRO converter chip.
Benchmark DAC2 DX
Benchmark reveal the Benchmark DAC2 DX
he Benchmark DAC2 DX (£1,750 in the UK or $ 1,995.00 in the US) is a replacement for the Benchmark DAC2 D and has no analogue inputs. Instead it has a full range of digital inputs and adds the following features not seen in the DAC2 D :-
Benchmark AHB2 power amp - more info
he performance of the AHB2 would not have been achievable without taking a radical approach to power amplification. In many ways, the AHB2 is a complete 180 degree departure from traditional high-end amplifier designs.
Benchmark Launch The Benchmark SMS1 - 2 way speakers
he $ 2,450 (U.K. price is £2,349) Benchmark SMS1 is a first for Benchmark – a speaker ! Perhaps better known for their DACs , Benchmark have recently diversified into amplification with the Benchmark AHB2, and now speakers with the Benchmark SMS1.
Benchmark DAC2 HGC
Benchmark launch the DAC2 HGC USB DAC headphone amp
he Benchmark DAC1 has been very popular and one of the reference DACs to which other converters have been compared. It is rare to find a converter review that does not draw comparisons to the DAC1. The DAC1 has been a best-selling 2-channel reference-quality converter and is in daily use at many of the finest recording studios and mastering rooms. DAC1 converters are also enjoyed by thousands of audiophiles.
Benchmark reveal new power amp the AHB2
ust be many power amps out there so what’s special about this one. Well firstly it claims to offer a Signal to noise ratio of around 120 DB about the same as Hi-Res audio and unheard of in amps that typically achieve 100 DB at best. Secondly it uses feed forward rather than feedback to significantly reduce distortion. Class A sound quality without “egg frying” heat !
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