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"These are the Amplifiers You are Looking For"

by John Siau January 29, 2016

"These are the amplifiers that you are looking for."

Rory Rall whit the AHB2 and a Storm Trooper

Rory Rall shows a Storm Trooper the AHB2 power amplifier at the NAMM 2016 Show, and explains the new THX AAA Technology. Rory was heard to say: "These are the amplifiers that you are looking for."

 

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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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DAC1 HDR winner - Axpona 2015

DAC1 HDR winner - Axpona 2015

by Benchmark Media Systems May 28, 2015

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

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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Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014 - DAC1 Drawing Winner

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014 - DAC1 Drawing Winner

by Benchmark Media Systems November 12, 2014

And our RMAF 2014 winner is ...

Dan

Dan won a DAC1 HDR by participating at our drawing at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014.
We give away one Benchmark DAC at every audio show. Visit our booth or room for a chance to win.
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2014 AES Show - Los Angeles

2014 AES Show - Los Angeles

by Benchmark Media Systems October 01, 2014


Stop by our booth and listen to our new AHB2 and SMS1. The Benchmark Pre-Engineered System High-Resolution Audio Music System is something you can't miss. Make sure to tell your friends too!

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Benchmark AHB2 Update

Benchmark AHB2 Update

by Benchmark Media Systems September 30, 2014

Live Demonstration - September 24, 2014

The AHB2 and SMS1 will be demonstrated at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest October 10-12, 2014. Come experience this stunning combination in person. Meet Sales Manager Rory Rall and Speaker Designer Dave MacPherson. Enter to win a Benchmark DAC (1 winner per show). We will be accepting orders for the AHB2 at the show.

The AHB2 and SMS1 will be on display at the AES Convention in LA October 9-12, 2014. Stop by booth 1421 to meet John Siau and other members of the engineering team. Enter to win a Benchmark DAC (1 winner per show). We will be accepting orders for the AHB2 at the show.

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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

Read the entire thread on Audiokarma.org...

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Computer Audiophile Thread: Interesting Article on 24-bit depth and sampling rates from Benchmark's John Siau

by Benchmark Media Systems August 16, 2014

In case you hadn't seen it, it's worth a quick read for those trying to stay up with some of the bit-rate/sample-rate discussions we've had here: Audio Myth - "24-bit Audio Has More Resolution Than 16-bit Audio" - sdolezalek

Join the discussion on ComputerAudiophile.com...

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Everything Audio Network Uses 3 AHB2 Amplifiers for Surround-Sound Demonstration

Everything Audio Network Uses 3 AHB2 Amplifiers for Surround-Sound Demonstration

by Benchmark Media Systems July 31, 2014


What’s the value of HD video without accompanying high-resolution sound?

Home theater screens continue to get bigger and the pixels multiply; it was only yesterday that 1080p was the standard and now 4K is gaining prominence. However, home audio sound technology hasn’t kept pace.

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DAC1 Winner - Capital Audio Fest 2011

DAC1 Winner - Capital Audio Fest 2011

by Benchmark Media Systems August 01, 2011

Our Capital Audiofest DAC1 Winner is ....

Matthew Wong

Garry Gill, Capital Audiofest with Matthew Wong

"I have built my own music server and loaded it with FLACs and connected it to the Benchmark. Works great!"

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