DAC1 PRE Review - Sam Tellig, Stereophile

October 09, 2008

DAC1 PRE Review - Sam Tellig, Stereophile

DAC1 PRE - "A dramatic improvement in sound over your computer's built-in soundcard"

"You could use the DAC1 PRE in your office with your desktop or laptop, for a dramatic improvement in sound over your computer's built-in soundcard. And I do mean dramatic. You can drive a pair of powered speakers directly from the Benchmark. Or try a small power amp, maybe even a little single-ended tubed triode."

"As a headphone amp, the Benchmark DAC1 PRE really shone—even with fussy, difficult-to-drive headphones like my reference AKG K-701s, or my affordable faves, the Audio-Technica ATH-AD700s."


- Sam Tellig, Stereophile
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