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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DC Hi-Fi Group gets Sneak Preview of Benchmark DAC3

DC Hi-Fi Group gets Sneak Preview of Benchmark DAC3

by Benchmark Media Systems November 14, 2016

Three days before the official launch, the DC Hi-Fi Group got a sneak preview of Benchmark new DAC3 HGC D/A converter!

The group members took turns listening to the DAC3 using a variety of headphones. Several members had brought their favorite headphones and they got to try them with the new DAC3 HGC. The new D/A converter received many compliments from the members.

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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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AES Los Angeles 2016

AES Los Angeles 2016

by Benchmark Media Systems September 07, 2016

Register Now for Your FREE AES Los Angeles Convention Exhibits-Plus Badge!

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Visitors to the 141st AES Convention will have the opportunity to see over 150 leading professional audio brands displaying the latest technologies and services and offering sneak peeks at what is to come. See first-hand what everyone will be talking about for next year at the expansive Pro Audio Exhibition.Register Now to attend this and much more for FREE. Get Your FREE Exhibits-Plus badge by entering promo code AES141SHOWNEWS at checkout.

 

Visit Benchmark at Booth 806 for your chance to win a DAC2 L! 

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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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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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DAC2 L Winner - AES 2015

DAC2 L Winner - AES 2015

by Benchmark Media Systems November 15, 2015

And our AES 2015 Winner is ...

Rick Slater

Rick Slater, Audio by Rick Slater

Rick Slater from Audio by Rick Slater

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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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Pink Fish Media Discussion: The Benchmark DAC2 has me listening to my music collection all over again.

by Benchmark Media Systems September 15, 2014

"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'."

Pink Fish Media Member, cooky1257

Read the entire thread on pinkfishmedia.com...

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Audiokarma Discussion: Benchmark DAC - is it really "lean, cold, analytical and dry" sounding?

by Benchmark Media Systems August 22, 2014

"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."

Audiokarma Member, RichPA

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