Benchmark manufactures DACs, preamplifiers and power amplifiers. This video explains the various models and recommends several different system configurations. It also explains the upgrade path if you wish to incrementally build the ultimate benchmark system.
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The DAC3 HGC is Benchmark's top-of-the-line digital to analog converter. Benchmark's DAC1, DAC2 and DAC3 converters can be found in many of the finest recording studios. When added to a home hi-fi system,Benchmark DACsare the fist step in building a studio-quality signal chain.
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The Benchmark AHB2 is manufactured, tested, and shipped from our headquarters in Syracuse, NY, USA.
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Benchmark has a reputation for building quality products that last for years. Of these, the AHB2 has proven itself to be the most reliable product we have made in our 40-year history. This amplifier has a bulletproof protection system and it is extremely rare to see one come in for service.
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If you are using a separate preamplifier with your Benchmark DAC, then this video is for you!
Benchmark DACs Can Be Used With or Without a Separate Preamplifier
Most Benchmark DACs include preamplifier functions such as a volume control and audio input selection. These DACs are designed to directly drive virtually any audio power amplifier without the need for a separate preamplifier.
Nevertheless, if you chose to add an external preamplifier, you will want to change some of the programable features in your Benchmark DAC.
Learn How to Enable the Preamplifier Compatibility Functions in Your Benchmark DAC
All Benchmark DACs include special functions to make it easy to integrate a separate preamplifier. The DAC volume control, DIM function, and MUTE function can be bypassed collectively or individually, according to the needs of your system.