AHB2 & Martin Logan ESL 11A - Axpona 2018, PartTimeAudiophile.com

AHB2 & Martin Logan ESL 11A - Axpona 2018, PartTimeAudiophile.com

by Benchmark Media Systems May 21, 2018

"A well-curated sound system"

"That’s what Benchmark Media had put together in Chicago for AXPONA this year in room 670 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel: a smooth, curated system... to showcase their AHB2 power amplifier, running here in bridged-mono mode and being directly driven by their DAC3 HGC DAC/headamp/preamp.  "

"The ESL 11A presents a unique challenge for amplifiers... making sure those big curved ‘stat panels are being given not only the watts they need to perform best, but the current as well. Here the AHB2’s linear amplification design excels, as a pair running in bridged-mono delivers 480 watts into six Ohms, and 29 A (peak) of current/channel."

"Whether there was rock, jazz, classical, or even electronic playing while I was in the room, the Benchmark DAC/Pre/Power combo had a way with digital files that seemed to never put a foot wrong, and maintained a balance between resolution, dynamics, and believable acoustic warmth in instruments, and vocals."

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DAC3 & AHB2 driving Cantus V80F, Axpona 2108, AudioBacon.net

DAC3 & AHB2 driving Cantus V80F, Axpona 2108, AudioBacon.net

by Benchmark Media Systems April 21, 2018

"Aurum Cantus’s new V80F loudspeaker is a 3-Way floor standing speaker using the award winning Aurum Cantus wide-band aluminum ribbon tweeter technology."

These speakers were driven by an all-Benchmark signal chain:

One Benchmark DAC3 HGC (DAC/preamp) and two Benchmark AHB2 monoblock power amplifiers.

"Great acoustic synergy in this configuration."

- Jay Luong, AudioBacon.net

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AHB2 driving Cantus v80F towers - EnjoyTheMusic.com

AHB2 driving Cantus v80F towers - EnjoyTheMusic.com

by Benchmark Media Systems April 19, 2018

"Dana Cables, Benchmark, and Aurum Cantus joined forces at AXPONA 2018 to deliver a memorable sound."

"Fast, precise, and nice harmonics is what my notes say."

- Steven R. Rochlin, Enjoy the Music.com

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