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Benchmark DAC2 HGC Silver

Benchmark DAC2 HGC Silver

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Benchmark DAC2 HGC Silver

The Benchmark DAC2 HGC Silver is a 1U desktop 32-bit reference standard D/A converter, preamp and headphone amp with USB.

Developing the Benchmark DAC2 HGC has meant starting completely from scratch, rather than just upgrading existing designs - in doing so, this has produced the quietest, cleanest and most accurate D/A converter in Benchmark's history.

Using the innovative and highly effective Benchmark UltraLock 2 upgrade has resulted in even better low-jitter rates than the impressive figures obtained with the previous version. Ultralock uses local master clock sync to lock onto incoming signals before passing them on to the four balanced D/A converters that sum into one, for optimum clarity, and then on to the asynchronous USB - enabling you to hear pinpoint stereo imaging at all times.

Another valuable new feature on the Benchmark DAC2 HGC is the high headroom - 3.5dB over 0 dBFS is available - greatly improving input gain handling and reducing the possibility of clipping signals. Innovation continues with Benchmark using a Hybrid Gain Control, or HGC, to control both analogue and digital gain from one motorised rotary pot using the remote control - despite digital never passes through an analogue pot, or vice versa. Optimising the levels from DAC2 HGC to the power amp, results in greater sonic detailing, improved dynamic range and lower-noise operation.

Making the best better is a hard act to carry off - especially when you are already called Benchmark, but with the Benchmark DAC2 HGC they have created another one.

Benchmark DAC2 HGC Silver Overview:

  • Sample Rate Display

  • Word Length Display

  • More Digital Inputs (5 total)

  • More Analog Inputs (2 total)

  • More Analog Outputs (3 total)

  • Digital Pass Through

  • Native DSD Conversion

  • Polarity Switch

  • Asynchronous USB 2.0

  • Driverless Asynchronous USB 1.1

  • Home Theater Bypass

  • Bi-Directional 12 Volt Trigger

  • Power Switch

  • Low Power Consumption

  • Hybrid Gain Control

  • High-Headroom DSP

  • UltraLock2™ Jitter Attenuation System

  • Quad 32-bit balanced D/A Conversion System

  • Multi-Mode Asynchronous USB Audio System

  • Distributed Power Regulation

Short Description 1U desktop stereo 32-bit reference grade D/A converter and preamp with USB in Silver
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