Hifi Reviews - Benchmark
Benchmark DAC3 HGC
Does Benchmark's new Benchmark DAC3 HGC justify its billing? - What Hi-Fi has given its verdict
oes Benchmark's new Benchmark DAC3 HGC justify its billing? - What Hi-Fi has given its verdict. The Benchmark DAC3 HGC's price at the time of the review was £2,350. All in all the Benchmark DAC3 HGC gets 5 stars from the respected DACs reviewer.
AHB2 Power Amplifier
Absolute Sound reviews the new AHB2 Power Amplifier and admits that amplifiers are now a "solved problem"
he venerable hifi magazine declares that the AHB is "a precision instrument designed to perform the precisely defined task of reproducing music and sound accurately, which it does essentially to perfection. But to anyone else, the AHB2 gets as high, enthusiastic, and confident a thumbs up as my arm is capable of reaching."
Review - Benchmark DAC2 HGC - USB DAC And AHB2 - Power Amp By AVMentor
he Benchmark DAC2 HGC a USB DAC and Preamp combined with Benchmark's AHB2 Power Amp are the subject of a review by AVMentor. It's currently £3,299.00 for the AHB2 and £1,899.00 for the DAC2 HGC. AVMentor are familiar with Benchmark DACs going back to the DAC1 but have yet to listen to a Benchmark power amp. In their Highly Recommended review they conclude on this Benchmark pairing :-
Review - Benchmark AHB2 Power Amp By The Stereophile
he Benchmark AHB2 power amp (£2,939 at the time of writing) is reviewed by The Stereophile. The Stereophile like the small size and openness of the AHB2, see the AHB2 as a bargain, but do have some issues with speaker / CD rip mismatches concluding :-
Review - Benchmark SMS1 speakers By
he Benchmark SMS1 bookshelf speakers (£2,349) are reviewed by Audioexpress. The review also compares three other speakers - the Adam Audio A7X, the Focal Solo 6Be, and the Klein + Hummel O300D. The SMS1 speakers come out favourably with the conclusion :-
Benchmark DAC2 DX
Review - Benchmark DAC2 DX - USB DAC BY ToneAudio
he Benchmark DAC2 DX - USB DAC is reviewed by ToneAudio. They recall reviewing the Benchmark DAC1 in the pre-Hi-Res Audio days and certainly like the DAC2 DX concluding :-
Review - Benchmark AHB2 Power Amp By Hi-Fi News
he £2,895 Benchmark AHB2 Power Amp is reviewed by Hi-Fi News. This power amp comes in a small casing but offers 100 watts per channel. Hi-Fi News are suitably impressed awarding the Benchmark AHB2 Power Amp an Editor's Choice Award and 86% for sound quality (which is a pretty high score) and concluding :-
Review of the Benchmark AHB2 Power Amp by ToneAudio
enchmarks announcement of the AHB2 power amp was a bit of a surprise as until then they were a digital audio company. The £2.840- AHB2 offers 100 watts per channel ( into 8 ohms ) and a novel feed forward topology. As a digital audio company they were well thought of for offering innovation coupled with value for money. So it's interesting to see how US On-Line reviewer ToneAudio get on with the Benchmark AHB2 Power Amp. Their conclusion is :-
Review of the Benchmark SMS1 speakers by About.com
S based Benchmark, well known for their USB DACs caused something of a stir with their first power amp, and as if that wasn't enough, followed up with a pair of speakers! About.com review these speakers , the Benchmark SMS1 and favorably conclude with :-
Benchmark DAC2 HGC
Review of the Benchmark DAC2 HGC - USB DAC and digital preamp by What Hi-Fi
nly 4 stars ( not the full 5) for the £1.750 Benchmark DAC2 HGC - USB DAC and digital preamp in the review by What Hi-Fi. Looks like they like the Benchmark DAC but do find some criticism. They conclude :-
Benchmark DAC2 HGC
Review of the Benchmark DAC2 HGC USB DAC Headphone amp by Tapeop
he original Benchmark DAC1 has been used to master many Grammy-winning and chart-topping records. It is hard to imagine that even better performance has been squeezed out of that box, but the Benchmark DAC2 HGC does that. More than an updated faceplate on the original DAC1, the DAC2 HGC offers its own reference sound that will be welcome in the listening environments of both audio engineers and hifi enthusiasts alike. Read more below :-
Benchmark DAC2 HGC
Review of the Benchmark DAC2 HGC USB DAC Headphone amp by Stereophile
ead their favourable review of the new Benchmark DAC2 HGC USB DAC / Headphone amp and now DSD capable below :-
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