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DAC2 DX Review - John Gatski, Everything Audio Network

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DAC2 DX

DAC2 DX - "Clean, Transparent, Yet Smooth and Detailed"

"Ever since Benchmark released the DAC2 Series a few years ago, the D/A’s measured performance, ultra-accurate smooth ESS-chip audio delivery has made, it, er, the Benchmark of D/A converters. Every DAC I get in for review, I always compare to the Benchmark."

"The primary difference from other DAC2 models is the inclusion of balanced XLR AES/EBU input which makes it more compatible with professional equipment and high-end audiophile gear, and the dual stereo buss output."

"The dynamics of a Benchmark DAC2 Series converter is hard to match."

"The DAC2-DX’s headphone amp is robust enough to handle power hungry AKG phones, such as the brilliant AKG-K803, or any ‘phone set you want to connect to it."

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"If you like a clean, transparent, yet smooth and detailed D/A converter for your home pro (or larger separate pro facility) or hobbyist studio, the DAC2-DX should be on your short list of DACs to consider."

 

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"I cannot emphasize enough the DAC2's sound quality. If your only experience has been with the old DAC1 Series, you are in for a treat. The DAC2 blows it away in terms of listenability. Significantly smoother, especially with Pop music. Like the DAC2-HGC, the DAC2-DX receives our Stellar Sound Award and an 2015 EAN Product of The Year Award nod in the home recording studio category."

 

 


 

- John Gatski, Everything Audio Network

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