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.
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."
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.
"I originally owned a standard BM1 when I flipped to the MDAC-I ran them together for weeks and soundwise there wasn't much in it tbh so my decision was based upon the extra facilities of the MDAC. The BM DAC2 and (tbh this is such a tired old cliche) has had me listening to my music collection all over again-very enjoyable sound, an observation last evening 'fun like vinyl'."
"The Benchmark DAC1 does sound a bit lean and analytical, but I want to emphasize "a bit." It's very clean-sounding, with very good imaging but no exaggeration of depth. I used one happily for years, recently sold it to a friend who's a pretty critical listener, and he likes it a lot. The Benchmark DAC2 does not sound at all lean and analytical, and I chose it over the Bel Canto DAC 3.3VB for the main system here (Bel Canto relegated to system #2). I've heard a bunch of pricey DACs, and the DAC2 is my choice."