Benchmark Celebrates 33 Years!

March 08, 2016

Benchmark Celebrates 33 Years!

IT ALL BEGAN IN 1983

Benchmark began in 1983 as the "Benchmark Sound Company", a small operation working out of a garage in Garland, Texas.

Allen H. BurdickOur founder, Allen H. Burdick, began by building very high-performance audio equipment to meet the specialized needs of television broadcast facilities. The company quickly grew, and was incorporated as Benchmark Media Systems, March 5, 1985. Benchmark expanded into additional audio markets, and relocated to Allen's hometown, Syracuse, NY. To this day, all Benchmark products are designed, assembled and tested in our Syracuse facility.

BENCHMARK - THE MEASURE OF EXCELLENCE®

We are confident that you will appreciate the audio performance and build-quality of our products. Our goal is to build top-quality products that you will enjoy for years to come. All Benchmark products are robustly engineered to last a lifetime, and are backed by our Extended 5-Year Warranty (USA sales - registration required for warranty extension).

A TRANSPARENT AUDIO PATH

Benchmark has always been focused on building products that provide a transparent audio path. We lead the industry with our wide-bandwidth, low-noise, low-distortion designs. Independent measurements show that our products continue to define performance "benchmarks" for the professional audio industry.

Professional Audio Products

All Benchmark products are designed and tested for professional applications. This holds our products to a higher standard of performance, build-quality, and reliability. Our products are used in many of the world's finest recording studios and mastering rooms. Many Hi-Fi enthusiasts have discovered our professional products and have joined our loyal base of customers. Benchmark products remain key components in many of the finest recording studios, but they are also found in many high-end home systems.

ENGINEERED AND MANUFACTURED IN THE USA, SHIPPED WORLDWIDE!

All Benchmark products are designed and manufactured in the USA. Every product is individually assembled and tested in our state-of-the-art facility in Syracuse, NY.  Every unit must meet rigid standards before leaving our plant. Benchmark products are now shipped to virtually every country in the world.

SUPPORT - BEFORE AND AFTER THE SALE

Our Technical Support and Engineering teams will work with you to attain the highest level of performance from whichever Benchmark product you decide to purchase. Feel free to call us at any time with your questions. We are here to provide expert advice. Also, feel free to contact us with suggestions and comments. Feedback from our customers is always appreciated.

In Celebration - Anniversary Specials!

In celebration of our 33rd anniversary, we are offering our customers a special opportunity to upgrade to the latest Benchmark equipment. Until March 15, 2016, we will be offering generous trade-in allowances on your old equipment.

A Look Back - A Few Old Photos ...

... with some younger faces!

SBE 2000

Rory Rall and Allen H. Burdick at SBE 2000

NAB 2000

Allen H. Burdick and Rary Rall at NAB 2000

Benchmark Crew at Hoover Dam - NAMM 2000

John Siau, Rory Rall and Allen H. Burdick at Hoover Dam in 2000

Allen H. Burdick at Hoover Dam in 2000

AES 2001

 Allen H. Burdick at AES 2001

NAB 2001

Benchmark Booth at NAB 2001

Benchmark Booth at NAB 2001

Allen H. Burdick at NAB 2001

John Siau with Rory Rall at NAB 2001

Rory Rall with Customer at NAB 2001

Recent Photos

NAMM 2016

Rory Rall at NAMM 2016

Laurie Fincham and Rory Rall at NAMM 2016

Rory Rall and a Stormtrooper at NAMM 2016



Also in News

CanJam 2019 Preview - Outer Audio
CanJam 2019 Preview - Outer Audio

April 15, 2019

Brands to Look Out for at CanJam 2019

"If you’re on the lookout for a new power amp, headphone amp, DAC or line converter, then you’ll definitely want to check out the Benchmark Media stand at this year’s CanJam."

"The HPA4 Headphone / Line Amplifier is an absolute must see… or listen!"

- OuterAudio.com

Read More
AXPONA 2019
AXPONA 2019

April 12, 2019

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

Read More
CanJam NYC 2019
CanJam NYC 2019

February 14, 2019

Benchmark has introduced several new products in the past 12 months:

  • At CanJam NYC for the first time the new DAC3 B is the latest addition to the award-wining DAC3 family. It is specifically designed to compliment the HPA4 and the new LA4, but has many other applications.

  • At CanJam NYC for the first time the HPA4 headphone 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 - The LA4 is our newest preamplifier. This new line amplifier is an HPA4 without the headphone outputs.
Read More