DAC3 B & LA4 - RMAF 2018 Show Report, SoundStage!

October 06, 2018

DAC3 B & LA4 - RMAF 2018 Show Report, SoundStage!

"Benchmark Media Systems used RMAF 2018 to launch two new products that it was able to lump together into one neat little stack."

"On the top is the DAC3 B, which has the same basic circuitry as the company’s more expensive DACs, but deletes the volume control, polarity and mute buttons, and headphone amp found on those models. The omission of those features is the reason for the B -- it means basic -- as well as a price that’s lower than its other DACs."

"On the bottom is the LA4 linestage preamplifier..."

"The LA4 has two pairs each of single-ended (RCA) and balanced (XLR) inputs, and boasts some impressive specs: THD of less than 0.00006% and a signal-to-noise ratio exceeding 135 dB from 20 Hz to 20 kHz."

"Volume is controlled by dual 256-step attenuators that operate in 0.5 dB increments. Another feature is a touchscreen that can be used to adjust channel balance, to rename or offset the level of inputs, and to adjust screen brightness, as well as other things."

- Doug Schneider, SoundStageGlobal.com



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