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Benchmark Celebrates 33 Years!

by Benchmark Media Systems March 08, 2016 2 min read

Benchmark Celebrates 33 Years!


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.


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).


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.


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.


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

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