"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."- John 15:13
David Paul Siau - June 25, 1983 - July 17, 2022
McKenzie Joy Siau - December 30, 2020 - July 17, 2022
On the evening of July 17, 2022, my oldest son David Paul Siau gave the ultimate sacrifice of love when he knowingly gave his life to save those he loved. He took three shots from a 12 gauge shotgun so that his wife, children and sister could be spared.
David is survived by his wife Christy Siau and their two oldest children, ages 6 and 3. His 18-month old daughter McKenzie was killed within moments of David. I have no doubt that David and McKenzie entered into God’s glory hand in hand.
My daughter-in-law Christy Siau was shot and nearly killed in the incident. We are grateful that she is now out of the hospital making a full recovery.
In the end, my daughter Christina Siau fought the attacker with a knife and prevailed. She sustained many knife injuries and it is a miracle that she lived. She is now out of the hospital and making a full recovery.
We ask your prayers for the healing of physical and emotional scars. We have been overwhelmed by the love people have shown to our family during this difficult time.
AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) is the largest high-end audio show in North America. The three-day experience features multiple hotel floors packed with listening rooms, The Expo Hall featuring The Record Fair, a dedicated Ear Gear Expo, seminars and live musical performances. Whether you’re a serious audiophile, a newcomer to high-end audio or simply a music lover, you’ll find everything you need to immerse yourself in your favorite sounds.
The event features over 185 high fidelity listening rooms, providing guests the enviable opportunity to experience the newest technology in high-end consumer audio products. Attendees are encouraged to go from room to room and sit, listen and compare the various systems. The Marketplace and Ear Gear Expo play host to thousands of products and accessories from cables to headphones to LPs and SACDs.
April 12 - 14, 2019 Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center Schaumburg, IL
Benchmark has introduced several new products in the past 12 months:
At CanJam NYC for the first time the newDAC3 B is the latest addition to the award-winingDAC3family. It is specifically designed to compliment theHPA4and the new LA4, but has many other applications.
At CanJam NYC for the first time theHPA4headphone amplifier was introduced summer of 2018. But, due to its ground-breaking performance, you will find it being used by many headphone vendors at this year's show.
Resonantly announced - TheLA4is our newest preamplifier. This new line amplifier is an HPA4 without the headphone outputs.
Announced at RMAF 2018 (Oct. 5) - TheLA4is our newest line amplifier. This new line amplifier is anHPA4without the headphone outputs.
Announced at RMAF 2018 (Oct. 5) - The newDAC3 B is the latest addition the the award-winingDAC3family. It is specifically designed to compliment theHPA4and the new LA4, but has many other applications.
New to AES- TheHPA4headphone amplifier is new to AES. It was introduced in April 2018.
Benchmark products were in use in many booths and rooms this year at RMAF. Many vendors chose to use our equipment to drive their headphones and loudspeakers.
Take a photo tour of the many Benchmark systems at RMAF 2018!
NEW PRODUCT - TheLA4is our newest preamplifier. This new line amplifier is an HPA4 without the headphone outputs.
NEW PRODUCT - The newDAC3 B is the latest addition the the award-winingDAC3family. It is specifically designed to compliment theHPA4and the new LA4, but has many other applications.
NEW to RMAF - TheHPA4headphone amplifier is new to RMAF. It was introduced after the 2017 show. But, due to its ground-breaking performance, you will find it being used by many headphone vendors at this year's show.
The HPA4 was introduced at CanJam SoCal 2018 and was enthusiastically received! There was a line of people waiting to listen to the HPA4 all weekend long.
“WOW! Lots of clean power! The best thing I’ve heard all day!” “Amazing precision and detail!” “It’s really clean! Really flat and clean! I can hear everything!” “Best volume control I’ve ever experienced!” “Very honest!” “Powerful” “impressive” “DUDE WOW!!”
These are a just a few of the comments from the enthusiastic crowd at the Benchmark booth. We share their excitement about the HPA4 and look forward to its launch in June 2018!
Capital Audio Fest 2017 Benchmark is excited to return to Capital Audio Fest this year for another awesome show! This year we have partnered with Martin Logan to showcase our AHB2 and DAC3s. You can hear the compact power the AHB2 is able to produce as each of the 5 AHB2 amplifiers will be driving a Martin Logan speaker as a monoblock. You will be immersed in the music hearing every detail while the 5.1 surrounds you and transports you back to the recording studio. You are not going to want to miss this amazing 3 day event in our nations capital!
Benchmark demonstrated the Benchmark DAC3D/A converter and two Benchmark AHB2power amplifiers driving a pair of PMCMB2Spassive monitors. This combination may be the best playback system we have heard anywhere. The low-distortion performance of the PMC monitors compliments the ultra-clean Benchmark signal chain.
This year the show was co-located with the NAB show and it was definitely the busiest AES show in many years.
We want to extend our thanks to everyone who stopped in and visited us at our booth!
Three days before the official launch, the DC Hi-Fi Group got a sneak preview of Benchmark new DAC3 HGC D/A converter!
The group members took turns listening to the DAC3 using a variety of headphones. Several members had brought their favorite headphones and they got to try them with the new DAC3 HGC. The new D/A converter received many compliments from the members.
"Benchmark Media stocked their room with their DAC2 HGC DAC ($1,995) and a pair of AHB2 mono amplifiers ($5,990/pr) powering a pair of the new Martin Logan Impression 11a electrostatic loudspeakers ($9,995/pr)."
"The Benchmark electronics did a fine job driving the MLs, with a quick and transparent sound."
At Rocky Mountain Audio Fest attendees were able to experience the latest in transparent electronics from Benchmark in 3 rooms. They listened to the Martin Logan Impression ESL11a speakers driven by the award winning Benchmark DAC2 D/A converter and AHB2 power amp in room 1000. Also in room 1000, for all the headphone listeners, we had the DAC2’s outstanding headphone amp driving a pair of Audeze headphones. In room 1005, Studio-Electric displayed their latest loudspeaker models driven by the DAC2/AHB2 combo. 3beez, in room 1015, also demonstrated their latest in Music Management, the Wax Box 4 Special Edition system which could be heard through the Benchmark DAC2DX digital-to-analog converter and AHB2 power amplifier. If you were able to attend we would love to hear your feedback, please contact us!
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Visitors to the 141st AES Convention will have the opportunity to see over 150 leading professional audio brands displaying the latest technologies and services and offering sneak peeks at what is to come. See first-hand what everyone will be talking about for next year at the expansive Pro Audio Exhibition. Register Now to attend this and much more for FREE. Get Your FREE Exhibits-Plus badge by entering promo code AES141SHOWNEWS at checkout.
Visit Benchmark at Booth 806 for your chance to win a DAC2 L!
You are not going to want to miss this rare opportunity to experience true HD Audio! We have partnered with AIX Records, Dolby Laboratories, Oppo Digital, DH Labs Cables, JVC, and Revel to create the ultimate stereo and surround system.
In the spacious Lakeshore B ballroom we will have a stereo and surround demo featuring 3 Benchmark DAC2 DX digital to analog converters, 5 Benchmark AHB2 power amplifiers, and 5 Revel Salon 2 full-range speakers. Whether you prefer stereo or surround you are not going to want to miss this opportunity to experience an extraordinary system. This is one room you do not want to miss!
The world’s first amplifier featuring THX Achromatic™ Audio Amplifier technology.
Benchmark Media Systems is one of only a few companies whose products have been enthusiastically received by both audiophiles as well as audio production professionals. Their digital converters are used for critical monitoring in professional recording and post-production environments which include the world famous Abbey Road Studios and Skywalker Sound. Benchmark’s converters are essentially free of noise and distortion and when the company decided to launch its first power amplifier, they wanted performance that matched or exceeded that of its converters ensuring that nothing would get in the way of the music. Thus a remarkable partnership of innovation was born between THX and Benchmark, the result of which is the AHB2 amplifier.