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.
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.
"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."
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Visit Benchmark at Booth 806 for your chance to win a DAC2 L!
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!
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."
The AHB2 power amplifier continues to winawards and accolades. This unique power amplifier features the patented THX AAA(TM) Technology. The amplifier represents the combined efforts of the Benchmark and THX engineering teams, and like all of our products, it is manufactured in Syracuse, NY, USA.
Benchmark's Rory Rall will be on hand to demonstrate the products and answer your questions.
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."