by Benchmark Media Systems April 12, 2019 2 min read

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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AXPONA 2016 - DAC Giveaway Winner!

by Benchmark Media Systems April 19, 2016 2 min read


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

by Benchmark Media Systems April 12, 2016 2 min read

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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DAC1 HDR winner - Axpona 2015

by Benchmark Media Systems May 28, 2015 1 min read

And our Axpona 2015 winner is ...

Gary Pinto

At Axpona 2015, the prize was a DAC1 HGC.
It pays to visit the Benchmark room or Benchmark booth at audio shows! At every show we give away a Benchmark DAC to one lucky winner. Just drop off a business card or fill out an entry form - the odds are much better than the lottery!

Here is our winner unboxing his new DAC1 HGC!

After hooking up his new DAC1 HGC, he had the following comments:

"I was satisfied with the sound I was getting from the Sabre DAC in my Oppo 105 while playing lossless wave files, but when I played those same files through the Benchmark DAC I was surprised at how much more detail was present. The Soundstage widened and the clarity was unbelievable. This is definitely a quality product and I would not hesitate to recommend it."

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Benchmark is at AXPONA

by Benchmark Media Systems April 02, 2015 3 min read

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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