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  • THX-AAA™ - FAQ

    by Benchmark Media Systems June 09, 2023 2 min read

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    THX-AAA™ - FAQ

    Q: What is THX-AAA™?

    A: THX-AAA™, which stands for Achromatic Audio Amplifier, is an advanced linear amplifier technology developed by THX Ltd. It is designed to provide exceptional audio performance with ultra-low distortion and high power efficiency.

    Q: What are the key features of THX-AAA™?

    A: THX-AAA™ amplifiers are renowned for their remarkable audio transparency and accuracy, delivering pristine sound reproduction. They achieve ultra-low distortion levels, typically below 0.0001%, ensuring faithful reproduction of audio signals. THX-AAA™ amplifiers also offer high output power capability, allowing them to effortlessly drive a wide range of headphones or speakers.

    Q: Which Benchmark products feature THX-AAA™ technology?

    A: The Benchmark AHB2 power amplifier and the Benchmark HPA4 headphone amplifier are notable products that incorporate THX-AAA™ technology, offering exceptional audio performance for both home audio and professional applications. These amplifiers are linear amplifiers, not class-D amplifiers.

    Q: What are the benefits of THX-AAA™ technology?

    A: THX-AAA™ amplifiers provide several benefits, including incredibly low distortion, resulting in accurate and detailed sound reproduction. They offer wide bandwidth and high slew rate capabilities, allowing for faithful reproduction of dynamic audio content. THX-AAA™ amplifiers also exhibit high power efficiency, minimizing energy consumption while maintaining superior audio quality.

    Q: How does THX-AAA™ differ from other amplifier technologies?

    A: THX-AAA™ technology is based on linear amplifier design principles, offering the advantages of class A amplifiers, known for their sonic accuracy. However, unlike class-D amplifiers, THX-AAA™ amplifiers operate as linear amplifiers, ensuring consistent performance across the entire frequency spectrum.

    Q: Can I use THX-AAA™ amplifiers with any headphones or speakers?

    A: Yes, THX-AAA™ amplifiers are designed to work with a wide variety of headphones and speakers. Whether you have high-impedance audiophile headphones or demanding professional studio monitors, THX-AAA™ amplifiers can provide the necessary power and fidelity to drive them effectively.

    Q: Can I expect improved audio performance with THX-AAA™ amplifiers?

    A: Absolutely! THX-AAA™ amplifiers are engineered to deliver exceptional audio performance, ensuring accurate and detailed sound reproduction. You can expect enhanced clarity, transparency, and dynamics in your listening experience.

    Q: How can I identify products with THX-AAA™ technology?

    A: Products featuring THX-AAA™ technology are typically advertised or certified by the manufacturer as such. Look for THX-AAA™ branding or specific mentions of THX-AAA™ technology in the product descriptions or specifications.

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    Q: Who is Benchmark Media Systems?

    A: Benchmark Media Systems is a renowned audio equipment manufacturer specializing in high-performance audio components for professional and audiophile applications.

    Q: How long has Benchmark been in business? 

    A: Benchmark Media Systems has been in business since 1983. With over four decades of experience, they have established themselves as a trusted and innovative leader in the audio industry. Throughout their history, Benchmark has consistently pushed the boundaries of audio technology and delivered exceptional products ...

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    Q: What is the Benchmark LA4 line amplifier?

    A: The Benchmark LA4 is a high-quality line amplifier designed to deliver exceptional audio performance and transparency in your analog audio system.

    Q: What is the purpose of a line amplifier?

    A: A line amplifier, such as the Benchmark LA4, is designed to amplify and control the signal level of analog audio sources before they reach a power amplifier. It ensures a clean and accurate signal path ...

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    HPA4 Headphone Amplifier - FAQ

    by Benchmark Media Systems June 09, 2023 2 min read

    Q: What is the Benchmark HPA4?

    A: The Benchmark HPA4 is a high-performance headphone amplifier and preamplifier designed to deliver exceptional audio quality and versatility.

    Q: What makes the HPA4 special?

    A: The HPA4 utilizes Benchmark's THX-AAA™ (Achromatic Audio Amplifier) technology, renowned for its transparency and low distortion. It offers a combination of ...

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