ADC1 USB Review - John Gatski, Pro Audio Review

ADC1 USB Review - John Gatski, Pro Audio Review

by Benchmark Media Systems December 15, 2007

ADC1 USB - "Every Benchmark converter PAR has ever measured has been clean as the digital whistle"

"Two years ago, I reviewed the Benchmark ADC1 A/D converter (PAR 12/05) and found it to be an excellent two-channel converter that could compete with even more highly priced converters. Now, the ADC1 has followed the course of its D/A brethren and has been upgraded to the ADC1 USB."

"You cannot review a Benchmark product without mentioning the UltraLock jitter-immune circuit, which is said to keep out the interface jitter and poor external clock performance from other sources. (Every Benchmark converter PAR has ever measured has been clean as the digital whistle.)"

"Benchmark’s ADC1 USB can be classified as accurate, with excellent imaging and bass control."

- John Gatski, Pro Audio Review

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ADC1 Review - John Gatski, Pro Audio Review

ADC1 Review - John Gatski, Pro Audio Review

by Benchmark Media Systems December 01, 2005

ADC1 - "The sonic qualities are stunning"

"On original recordings of acoustic guitars, including a new Taylor concert-sized 712, the ADC1 transferred all the shimmer of the guitar and sound of the room space that could be heard during the performance, and there was no hint of harshness. The finger squeak decay from the guitar playing to the gradual fadeout of room reverb, this converter relayed all the information that was there. Stereo imaging at these high sampling rates is stunningly open. If you have the caliber of mics and preamps to make the best recordings, the ADC1 captures it in all its glory!"

"The Benchmark ADC1's sonic qualities are stunning; the converter has the ability to realistically reproduce all the fine inner detail and presence subtitles that only the best high-resolution converters can. Impressive. Put a set of these in your Pro Tools rig."

- John Gatski, Pro Audio Review

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