AHB2 Award - SoundStage! Hi-Fi - Recommended Reference Component

AHB2 Award - SoundStage! Hi-Fi - Recommended Reference Component

by Benchmark Media Systems June 29, 2015

AHB2 - "Recommended Reference Component"

"The AHB2 is being recognized as a Recommended Reference Component -- it’s an incredibly good amplifier that can take full advantage of the high-resolution music sources that audiophiles have access to today."

- SoundStage! Hi-Fi Editors

"It may be hi-fi’s biggest bargain"

- Hans Wetzel, SoundStage! Access

“I measured less distortion and noise in the AHB2 than in any other of the many power amps I’ve measured over the years.”

- Bascom King, BHK Labs

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AHB2 Test Report - BHK Labs, SoundStage!

AHB2 Test Report - BHK Labs, SoundStage!

by Benchmark Media Systems June 01, 2015

AHB2 - "Less distortion and noise than any other power amp I’ve measured over the years"

"All amplifier measurements are performed independently by BHK Labs."

"The AHB2 is Benchmark’s attempt to produce a very-low-distortion, low-noise power amplifier using THX’s AAA Technology, which linearizes the amp’s class-AB output stage without using large amounts of overall negative feedback. I must say that they’ve succeeded; I measured less distortion and noise in the AHB2 than in any other of the many power amps I’ve measured over the years."

"High-frequency THD+N is admirably low, and in stereo and mono modes, the AHB2’s level of distortion throughout most of the power range is amazingly low."

"... the signal harmonics -- consisting of the third and fifth harmonics in stereo mode -- are extremely low in amplitude."

- BHK Labs, SoundStage!

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AHB2 Bench Test - Bascom H. King, Everything Audio Network

AHB2 Bench Test - Bascom H. King, Everything Audio Network

by Benchmark Media Systems October 08, 2014

AHB2 - "Lowest noise and distortion power amp I have measured"

"The new Benchmark AHB2 is the result of considerable research and patents on its resultant circuitry. The intent was to make it an ultra low distortion design. I would have to say they succeeded as it is the lowest noise and distortion power amp I have measured and I have measured a LOT of power amps in my career."

"The S/N ratio was about 131.6 dB. Pretty impressive, and this is the lowest output noise level I have seen in any power amplifier I have measured! (Editor's note: Benchmark measured 3 dB better when input was terminated with 60 Ohm impedance input.)"

"When connected in bridge mode, power was close to 400W into an 8 ohm load."

- Bascom H. King, BHK Labs

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ADC16 Test Report - Bascom H. King, BHK Labs

ADC16 Test Report - Bascom H. King, BHK Labs

by Benchmark Media Systems December 21, 2011

ADC16 - "Numbers that we come to expect from this engineering-driven company"

"The noise floor is an impressive approximate -120 dBFS but the distortion takes quite a reduction of input level to get there – approaching 0.0001%!"

"All in all, the basic measurement parameters of the Benchmark ADC16 are in or near the top of A/D converter performance standards — numbers that we come to expect from this engineering-driven electronics company."

- Bascom H. King, BHK Labs

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