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AHB2 Review - Don Shaulis, Stereo Times

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Benchmark AHB2 Power Amplifier

AHB2 - "Found a Home in My System"

"I was led to Benchmark Media Systems through recommendations from Roger West, the designer of Sound Lab speakers. Praise from a local Sound Lab dealer and a local Sound Lab owner effectively twisted my arm to the point where I yielded to temptation to try the amplifiers ..."

"Merriam-Webster defines a benchmark as "something that serves as a standard by which others may be measured or judged." This is what the AHB2s have become for me. The Class-H Benchmarks give me what I wanted from Class-D amplifiers, but with the musical engagement, I found lacking in Class-D. There is the added benefit of a company that has been in business for over 36 years and has a depth of products, and offers an extended warranty."

"I normally play in a more expensive sandbox. I initially scoffed at the Benchmark website claims and did not consider trying them because they did not "cost enough." I thought they might be good for the money but not good enough for me. Shame on me."

"The highest compliment I can pay a piece of audio equipment is that it has found a home in my system. A pair of AHB2s are now part of my dedicated summertime amplification for my Sound Lab 545PX loudspeakers."

"The Benchmark performance continues to engage me, and the company gives me confidence in long-term support."

"I never get tired of listening with the Benchmarks."

- Don Shaulis, Stereo Times

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