CanJam 2019 Preview - Outer Audio

CanJam 2019 Preview - Outer Audio

by Benchmark Media Systems 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

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AXPONA 2019

AXPONA 2019

by Benchmark Media Systems 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

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CanJam NYC 2019

CanJam NYC 2019

by Benchmark Media Systems 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.
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AES NY 2018

AES NY 2018

by Benchmark Media Systems October 17, 2018

AES NEW YORK 2018

BENCHMARK INTRODUCES SEVERAL NEW PRODUCTS

  • Announced at RMAF 2018 (Oct. 5) - The LA4 is our newest line amplifier. This new line amplifier is an HPA4 without the headphone outputs.

  • Announced at RMAF 2018 (Oct. 5) - The new DAC3 B is the latest addition the the award-wining DAC3 family. It is specifically designed to compliment the HPA4 and the new LA4, but has many other applications.

  • New to AES - The HPA4 headphone amplifier is new to AES. It was introduced in April 2018.

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XFI Show - Veldhoven, Holland

XFI Show - Veldhoven, Holland

by Benchmark Media Systems October 02, 2017

XFI Show - Veldhoven, Holland

Helios Pro Audio Solutions demonstrated Benchmark AHB2 power amplifiers and DAC3 Preamplifiers at the 2017 XFI show in Veldhoven, Holland. The show ran September 30 through October 1, 2017.

This year the Benchmark equipment was demonstrated in a large room driving a variety of speakers. The Benchmark gear provided the signal source for most of the speaker demonstrations.

 Helios is the Benchmark distributor for the Netherlands. This is their third year at XFI.


 

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"RMAF 2016 Recap - Mile-High Music..!" - Marty Feldmann, Connoisseur Corner

by Benchmark Media Systems November 09, 2016

"RMAF 2016 Recap - Mile-High Music..!"


"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."

"Very nice…"

 - Marty Feldmann, Connoisseur Corner

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Benchmark at CAF2016 - Art Dudley, Stereophile

Benchmark at CAF2016 - Art Dudley, Stereophile

by Benchmark Media Systems July 14, 2016

HRA System - "I loved the open, colorful, well-balanced, and immediate sound of this system."- Art Dudley, Stereophile


"I was happy to have finally heard the Benchmark AHB2 power amp that Kal Rubinson and so many others have raved about."

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AXPONA 2016 - DAC Giveaway Winner!

AXPONA 2016 - DAC Giveaway Winner!

by Benchmark Media Systems April 19, 2016

OUR AXPONA 2016 WINNER IS...

Greg Norstad

Greg is an audiophile, owner of Rushford Hardware, and our AXPONA 2016 winner! 

Greg is an audiophile and the owner of Rushford Hardware. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Axpona 2016

Axpona 2016

by Benchmark Media Systems April 12, 2016

Axpona 2016- April 15-17, Chicago

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!

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THX Achromatic™ Audio Amplifier Technology

THX Achromatic™ Audio Amplifier Technology

by Benchmark Media Systems March 17, 2016

Introducing the Benchmark AHB2

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.

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"These are the Amplifiers You are Looking For"

by John Siau January 29, 2016

"These are the amplifiers that you are looking for."

Rory Rall whit the AHB2 and a Storm Trooper

Rory Rall shows a Storm Trooper the AHB2 power amplifier at the NAMM 2016 Show, and explains the new THX AAA Technology. Rory was heard to say: "These are the amplifiers that you are looking for."

 

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NAMM 2016 DAC2 Giveaway Winner!

NAMM 2016 DAC2 Giveaway Winner!

by John Siau January 29, 2016

And our NAMM 2016 winner is ...

Bennett Prescott

Bennett is Director of Front End Operations for Sound Forums.

Bennett visited our booth and dropped his card in our fishbowl, never expecting to win. Yesterday was his lucky day!

"About as exciting as email ever gets."

Rory emailed Bennett to let him know that he had won. Here was his response:

"Hey Rory, I checked my email... holy ...! Well, that's about as exciting as email gets. I didn't forget I dropped my business card into the fish bowl, but I had no hope. Hope leads to the dark side, or something."

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NAMM Show 2016 - January 21-24, Anaheim, CA

NAMM Show 2016 - January 21-24, Anaheim, CA

by Benchmark Media Systems January 21, 2016

NAMM Show 2016 - January 21-24, Anaheim, CA

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Visit us at the AES Convention in NYC - October 29 - November 1, 2015

Visit us at the AES Convention in NYC - October 29 - November 1, 2015

by Benchmark Media Systems October 20, 2015

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Benchmark is at AXPONA

Benchmark is at AXPONA

by Benchmark Media Systems April 02, 2015

Visit Benchmark Media Systems in room 322 & the lobby-level Lakeshore Ballroom B at AXPONA, North America's Premier Event for Audiophiles and Music Lovers, April 24 - 26, 2015. We can't wait to see you there!

The Lakeshore B Ballroom will feature a very special multi-vendor high-resolution surround-sound demonstration featuring Benchmark conversion and amplification. 

Room 322 is an all-Benchmark room featuring the DAC2 HGC preamplifier, the AHB2 power amplifier, and SMS1 speakers. Visitors to room 322 are eligible to win a Benchmark DAC1 HDR.

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2014 AES Show - Los Angeles

2014 AES Show - Los Angeles

by Benchmark Media Systems October 01, 2014


Stop by our booth and listen to our new AHB2 and SMS1. The Benchmark Pre-Engineered System High-Resolution Audio Music System is something you can't miss. Make sure to tell your friends too!

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Benchmark AHB2 Update

Benchmark AHB2 Update

by Benchmark Media Systems September 30, 2014

Live Demonstration - September 24, 2014

The AHB2 and SMS1 will be demonstrated at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest October 10-12, 2014. Come experience this stunning combination in person. Meet Sales Manager Rory Rall and Speaker Designer Dave MacPherson. Enter to win a Benchmark DAC (1 winner per show). We will be accepting orders for the AHB2 at the show.

The AHB2 and SMS1 will be on display at the AES Convention in LA October 9-12, 2014. Stop by booth 1421 to meet John Siau and other members of the engineering team. Enter to win a Benchmark DAC (1 winner per show). We will be accepting orders for the AHB2 at the show.

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Everything Audio Network Uses 3 AHB2 Amplifiers for Surround-Sound Demonstration

Everything Audio Network Uses 3 AHB2 Amplifiers for Surround-Sound Demonstration

by Benchmark Media Systems July 31, 2014


What’s the value of HD video without accompanying high-resolution sound?

Home theater screens continue to get bigger and the pixels multiply; it was only yesterday that 1080p was the standard and now 4K is gaining prominence. However, home audio sound technology hasn’t kept pace.

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