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
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!
Benchmark began in 1983 as the "Benchmark Sound Company", a small operation working out of a garage in Garland, Texas.
Our founder, Allen H. Burdick, began by building very high-performance audio equipment to meet the specialized needs of television broadcast facilities. The company quickly grew, and was incorporated as Benchmark Media Systems, March 5, 1985. Benchmark expanded into additional audio markets, and relocated to Allen's hometown, Syracuse, NY. To this day, all Benchmark products are designed, assembled and tested in our Syracuse facility.
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.
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.