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Is there any benefit to using a software upsampler?

by Benchmark Media Systems March 23, 2015 1 min read

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?

by Benchmark Media Systems October 10, 2014 1 min read

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Is 192 kHz better or worse sounding than 96 kHz?

by Benchmark Media Systems August 25, 2014 1 min read

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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