FAQ

Is there any benefit to using a software upsampler?

Is there any benefit to using a software upsampler?

March 23, 2015

In some cases, upsampling will improve the output of your D/A converter. The low-pass filters incorporated into the upsampling process will essentially replace the filters in your D/A converter. If the upsampling software has better filters than those built into the D/A, then you may see an improvement.

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What is the best or recomended setting for connecting a Benchmark DAC1 PRE directly to a set of active speakers?

What is the best or recomended setting for connecting a Benchmark DAC1 PRE directly to a set of active speakers?

October 10, 2014

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How do I open the DAC1 or DAC2?

October 07, 2014

  1. Remove 4 screws from each side of the cover.
  2. Lift the cover upward.

Caution: Do not remove the internal safety cover that encloses the AC power entry.

    Note: The cover is designed to fit tightly against the side of the unit.

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    Can the ADC1 provide 16-bit output?

    October 06, 2014

    The ADC1 converters have the ability to provide 16-bit outputs on the auxiliary output while providing high-resolution outputs on all other outputs. The 16-bit output mode is always TPDF dithered. The auxiliary output can be set for 16-bit operation or 24-bit operation. All other outputs are always 24-bit. 

    The ADC1 converters also have the ability to output up to 3 different sample rates simultaneously. The USB, Main, and Aux outputs are independent. The sample rate of the USB output is controlled by the computer.

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    Will I hear a difference between "variable" and "calibrated" modes on the ADC1?

    September 29, 2014

    Except for a difference in gain applied to the input channel, you should hear no difference whatsoever between "variable" or "calibrated".

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    Is 192 kHz better or worse sounding than 96 kHz?

    August 25, 2014

    We would not recommend spending extra money to get the 192 kHz version if a 96 kHz version is available.

    Our DAC2 D/A converter will provide exactly the same performance at either 96 kHz of 192 kHz. However, in most cases, many A/D converters (used to record the music in the studio) achieve better performance at 96 kHz than they do at 192 kHz. But, these differences will be very small.

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