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THE QUIETEST, CLEANEST AUDIO AMPLIFIER ON THE PLANET From the first watt to the last watt, no audio power amplifier offers lower noise or lower distortion than the Benchmark AHB2.Benchmark has raised the bar by introducing a new and revolutionary amplifier! TRUE HIGH-RESOLUTION PERFORMANCE  The AHB2 is the ideal match to the performance limits of High-Resolution-Audio (HRA) formats. Benchmark's AHB2 power amplifier delivers musical details without introducing the masking effects of amplifier noise and distortion. The dynamic range of the AHB2 is 132 dB, making it 10 to 30 dB quieter than some of the very best reference-quality power amplifiers. The frequency response of the AHB2 extends beyond 200 kHz. With the AHB2, you will discover previously overlooked nuances, dynamics, and detail in your favorite recordings and experience the full potential of the latest high-resolution 24-bit PCM and 1-bit DSD audio formats. EXPERIENCE THE EMOTION The musical details and emotion captured on today's finest High-Resolution-Audio recordings can only be fully appreciated when every component in the signal chain is capable of true high-resolution performance. Power amplifiers are a weak link in most audio systems. Most power amplifiers are well matched to the limitations of the CD format, but they fall well short of the capabilities of high-resolution formats. In contrast, the revolutionary AHB2 was specifically designed to deliver true high-resolution performance. FULFILLING THE NEED FOR BETTER AMPLIFICATION D/A conversion technology has outpaced the development of new power amplifiers. This means that the power amplifier has become a limiting factor in many audio systems. For example, the noise and distortion produced by the Benchmark DAC3 D/A converter is 20 to 30 dB lower than that produced by most high-quality power amplifiers. Until now, this meant that the DAC3 could not be fully appreciated. Benchmark set out to solve this problem by creating an amplifier that matches the performance of the DAC3. A RADICALLY DIFFERENT POWER AMPLIFIER We had to look beyond existing amplifier technologies and explore some new and radical solutions. In our search, we learned of two new patents on a new amplifier technology from THX. This was exactly the technology we needed to build our new amplifier. The AHB2 uses the new and revolutionary THX-patented AAA™ technology to virtually eliminate all forms of distortion. This technology uses feed-forward error correction to eliminate the distortion that is normally produced by the output stage.  No other audio amplifier comes close to delivering the clean, quiet, and robust power of the AHB2. DIFFICULT SPEAKER LOADS ARE HANDLED WITH EASE Many loudspeakers have frequencies at which their impedance drops to levels that are much lower than the "nominal" impedance. The AHB2 drives difficult phase angles and low impedances with ease. Stereo loads as low as 1.4 Ohms can be cleanly driven to full output levels. Most power amplifiers produce higher levels of distortion when the load impedance decreases. In contrast, the feed-forward error correction system in the AHB2 keeps the output clean when driving difficult loads. The AHB2 produces almost no measurable distortion at any rated load condition. In our quest to build the ultimate amplifier, we also focused on frequency response, output noise, drive current, damping factor, and reliability. The result is an amplifier that stands head and shoulders above the competition.

3.666 €
36 Δόσεις 126,56€ / μήνα
Κατόπιν Παραγγελίας

THE QUIETEST, CLEANEST AUDIO AMPLIFIER ON THE PLANET From the first watt to the last watt, no audio power amplifier offers lower noise or lower distortion than the Benchmark AHB2.Benchmark has raised the bar by introducing a new and revolutionary amplifier! TRUE HIGH-RESOLUTION PERFORMANCE  The AHB2 is the ideal match to the performance limits of High-Resolution-Audio (HRA) formats. Benchmark's AHB2 power amplifier delivers musical details without introducing the masking effects of amplifier noise and distortion. The dynamic range of the AHB2 is 132 dB, making it 10 to 30 dB quieter than some of the very best reference-quality power amplifiers. The frequency response of the AHB2 extends beyond 200 kHz. With the AHB2, you will discover previously overlooked nuances, dynamics, and detail in your favorite recordings and experience the full potential of the latest high-resolution 24-bit PCM and 1-bit DSD audio formats. EXPERIENCE THE EMOTION The musical details and emotion captured on today's finest High-Resolution-Audio recordings can only be fully appreciated when every component in the signal chain is capable of true high-resolution performance. Power amplifiers are a weak link in most audio systems. Most power amplifiers are well matched to the limitations of the CD format, but they fall well short of the capabilities of high-resolution formats. In contrast, the revolutionary AHB2 was specifically designed to deliver true high-resolution performance. FULFILLING THE NEED FOR BETTER AMPLIFICATION D/A conversion technology has outpaced the development of new power amplifiers. This means that the power amplifier has become a limiting factor in many audio systems. For example, the noise and distortion produced by the Benchmark DAC3 D/A converter is 20 to 30 dB lower than that produced by most high-quality power amplifiers. Until now, this meant that the DAC3 could not be fully appreciated. Benchmark set out to solve this problem by creating an amplifier that matches the performance of the DAC3. A RADICALLY DIFFERENT POWER AMPLIFIER We had to look beyond existing amplifier technologies and explore some new and radical solutions. In our search, we learned of two new patents on a new amplifier technology from THX. This was exactly the technology we needed to build our new amplifier. The AHB2 uses the new and revolutionary THX-patented AAA™ technology to virtually eliminate all forms of distortion. This technology uses feed-forward error correction to eliminate the distortion that is normally produced by the output stage.  No other audio amplifier comes close to delivering the clean, quiet, and robust power of the AHB2. DIFFICULT SPEAKER LOADS ARE HANDLED WITH EASE Many loudspeakers have frequencies at which their impedance drops to levels that are much lower than the "nominal" impedance. The AHB2 drives difficult phase angles and low impedances with ease. Stereo loads as low as 1.4 Ohms can be cleanly driven to full output levels. Most power amplifiers produce higher levels of distortion when the load impedance decreases. In contrast, the feed-forward error correction system in the AHB2 keeps the output clean when driving difficult loads. The AHB2 produces almost no measurable distortion at any rated load condition. In our quest to build the ultimate amplifier, we also focused on frequency response, output noise, drive current, damping factor, and reliability. The result is an amplifier that stands head and shoulders above the competition.

3.900 €
36 Δόσεις 134,64€ / μήνα
Κατόπιν Παραγγελίας

The remote includes intelligent dimming and muting functions. The 'DIM' button toggles the DAC between two independent volume control settings.  Both of these volume settings can be adjusted using the 'Volume' up and down buttons.  The 'DIM' feature is ideal for HDTV users, as it allows you to set your preferred 'DIM' level for commercials, etc. The 'MUTE' button fades down the volume to the 'DIM' level before muting and smoothly raises the volume to the normal level after unmuting. The remote has exceptional range, making it exceptionally easy to use.  In most cases it is not necessary to aim the remote at the DAC.  Separate 'ON' and 'OFF buttons allow unambiguous programming of universal remote systems.  Dedicated input select buttons allow quick access to input sources. Includes two AAA batteries. Note: This unit is compatible with early DAC1 HDR converters that shipped with a plastic remote, but the dedicated input select buttons will not work with these early units. 

199 €
36 Δόσεις 6,87€ / μήνα
Κατόπιν Παραγγελίας

A NEW REFERENCE - GOING BEYOND THE LEGENDARY DAC1 AND DAC2 The DAC3 is Benchmark's newest 2-channel D/A converter featuring the new ESS Technologies ES9028PRO converter chip. The DAC3 converter has lower THD and THD+N noise than Benchmark's DAC2 converter. Benchmark's DAC1 and DAC2 D/A converter families have been the reference to which other converters have been compared. It is rare to find a converter review that does not draw comparisons to the DAC1 or the DAC2. Benchmark converters are in daily use at many of the world's finest recording studios and mastering rooms. Benchmark converters are also enjoyed by thousands of audiophiles. Benchmark has raised the bar again ... the DAC3 defines a new reference. REFERENCE PERFORMANCE The DAC3  delivers outstanding musical detail and precise stereo imaging. It employs an advanced high-headroom digital filter design, and a high-sample-rate Asynchronous USB Audio interface. All inputs are fully isolated from interface jitter by Benchmark's new UltraLock3™ jitter attenuation system. Internal digital processing and conversion is 32-bits, and this processing includes 3.5 dB of headroom above 0 dBFS. This headroom prevents the DSP overloads that commonly occur in other D/A converters. Four balanced 32-bit D/A converters are summed together to create each balanced analog output. This 4:1 summation provides a 6 dB noise reduction, and gives the DAC3 industry-leading performance. DAC3 VS. DAC2 The DAC3builds upon Benchmark’s highly successful DAC2 product family. The DAC3 maintains the familiar DAC2 form factor and feature set, but adds the higher performance available from the new ES9028PRO D/A converter. The DAC3 offers the following improvements over the DAC2: Active 2nd Harmonic Compensation Active 3rd Harmonic Compensation Lower THD+N Lower passband ripple Improved frequency response Faster PLL lock times Faster switching between input signals DAC3 VS. DAC1 The DAC3 and DAC2 added these features that were not found on the DAC1: Asynchronous 192kHz USB Audio 2.0 32-bit D/A conversion system Word Length Display Sample Rate Display Polarity Control Direct DSD D/A Conversion -20 dB DIM Bi-Directional 12V Trigger Power Switch with Auto-On Function Home Theater Bypass Digital Pass-Through High-Headroom DSP Dual-Domain Hybrid Gain Control Additional I/O NATIVE DSD CONVERSION All digital inputs on the DAC3 support native 192 kHz PCM or DSD64 conversion. From any input, DSD is transported with bit accuracy over DoP 1.1. DSD and PCM are both natively converted to analog. There are no DSD to PCM or PCM to DSD conversions to compromise the quality of the music. The DAC3 conversion system seamlessly switches between native PCM and native DSD conversion. DSD over DoP 1.1 is supported by many media players, and DSD downloads are now available from several sources. DIRECT CONNECTIVITY TO POWER AMPLIFIERS Benchmark DAC1, DAC2, and DAC3 converters are designed to directly drive power amplifiers and speakers. Benchmark converters feature adjustable low-impedance passive attenuators at the XLR outputs that can be used to optimize the interface to the power amplifier (or powered monitor). This unique Benchmark feature optimizes the gain staging between the DAC and the power amplifier. Proper gain staging cannot be overemphasised. When audio stages are properly matched, each component in the audio chain is able to operate at its optimum signal level, and the system performance is significantly improved. SONICALLY-NEUTRAL STUDIO MONITORING All Benchmark converters are designed for maximum transparency. This transparency is absolutely essential in the studio monitoring chain. For this reason, DAC3 converters are ideal for critical reference-quality professional systems. Unlike many competing products, the DAC3 is not designed to add "euphonic" coloration to the audio. Instead it is designed to be as uncolored and natural as possible. STEP INTO THE STUDIO When Benchmark's professional converters are used in hi-fi applications, studio-quality sound can be enjoyed in a home environment. Enjoy pure music without any coloration from the electronics. Hear the music exactly the way it was heard in the studio, and exactly the way the artists intended. Discover the natural, uncolored, analog sound of the DAC3. SIT IN THE PERFORMANCE SPACE Transparent sound can go beyond replicating the studio experience. Recordings that have been produced with a natural and unprocessed sound can transport you to the performance space. But, this can only happen when the entire playback chain is selected for maximum transparency. This experience of "being there" cannot be created by systems that are designed to add "warmth" or "euphonic color" to the music.  Features: Sample Rate Display Word Length Display 5 Digital Inputs 2 Stereo Analog Inputs (2 RCA) 3 Stereo Analog Outputs (2 RCA, 1 XLR) 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 ES9028PRO Converter

2.850 €
36 Δόσεις 98,39€ / μήνα
Κατόπιν Παραγγελίας

A NEW REFERENCE - GOING BEYOND THE LEGENDARY DAC1 AND DAC2 The DAC3 is Benchmark's newest 2-channel D/A converter featuring the new ESS Technologies ES9028PRO converter chip. The DAC3 converter has lower THD and THD+N noise than Benchmark's DAC2 converter. Benchmark's DAC1 and DAC2 D/A converter families have been the reference to which other converters have been compared. It is rare to find a converter review that does not draw comparisons to the DAC1 or the DAC2. Benchmark converters are in daily use at many of the world's finest recording studios and mastering rooms. Benchmark converters are also enjoyed by thousands of audiophiles. Benchmark has raised the bar again ... the DAC3 defines a new reference. REFERENCE PERFORMANCE The DAC3  delivers outstanding musical detail and precise stereo imaging. It employs an advanced high-headroom digital filter design, and a high-sample-rate Asynchronous USB Audio interface. All inputs are fully isolated from interface jitter by Benchmark's new UltraLock3™ jitter attenuation system. Internal digital processing and conversion is 32-bits, and this processing includes 3.5 dB of headroom above 0 dBFS. This headroom prevents the DSP overloads that commonly occur in other D/A converters. Four balanced 32-bit D/A converters are summed together to create each balanced analog output. This 4:1 summation provides a 6 dB noise reduction, and gives the DAC3 industry-leading performance. DAC3 VS. DAC2 The DAC3builds upon Benchmark’s highly successful DAC2 product family. The DAC3 maintains the familiar DAC2 form factor and feature set, but adds the higher performance available from the new ES9028PRO D/A converter. The DAC3 offers the following improvements over the DAC2: Active 2nd Harmonic Compensation Active 3rd Harmonic Compensation Lower THD+N Lower passband ripple Improved frequency response Faster PLL lock times Faster switching between input signals DAC3 VS. DAC1 The DAC3 and DAC2 added these features that were not found on the DAC1: Asynchronous 192kHz USB Audio 2.0 32-bit D/A conversion system Word Length Display Sample Rate Display Polarity Control Direct DSD D/A Conversion -20 dB DIM Bi-Directional 12V Trigger Power Switch with Auto-On Function Home Theater Bypass Digital Pass-Through High-Headroom DSP Dual-Domain Hybrid Gain Control Additional I/O NATIVE DSD CONVERSION All digital inputs on the DAC3 support native 192 kHz PCM or DSD64 conversion. From any input, DSD is transported with bit accuracy over DoP 1.1. DSD and PCM are both natively converted to analog. There are no DSD to PCM or PCM to DSD conversions to compromise the quality of the music. The DAC3 conversion system seamlessly switches between native PCM and native DSD conversion. DSD over DoP 1.1 is supported by many media players, and DSD downloads are now available from several sources. DIRECT CONNECTIVITY TO POWER AMPLIFIERS Benchmark DAC1, DAC2, and DAC3 converters are designed to directly drive power amplifiers and speakers. Benchmark converters feature adjustable low-impedance passive attenuators at the XLR outputs that can be used to optimize the interface to the power amplifier (or powered monitor). This unique Benchmark feature optimizes the gain staging between the DAC and the power amplifier. Proper gain staging cannot be overemphasised. When audio stages are properly matched, each component in the audio chain is able to operate at its optimum signal level, and the system performance is significantly improved. SONICALLY-NEUTRAL STUDIO MONITORING All Benchmark converters are designed for maximum transparency. This transparency is absolutely essential in the studio monitoring chain. For this reason, DAC3 converters are ideal for critical reference-quality professional systems. Unlike many competing products, the DAC3 is not designed to add "euphonic" coloration to the audio. Instead it is designed to be as uncolored and natural as possible. STEP INTO THE STUDIO When Benchmark's professional converters are used in hi-fi applications, studio-quality sound can be enjoyed in a home environment. Enjoy pure music without any coloration from the electronics. Hear the music exactly the way it was heard in the studio, and exactly the way the artists intended. Discover the natural, uncolored, analog sound of the DAC3. SIT IN THE PERFORMANCE SPACE Transparent sound can go beyond replicating the studio experience. Recordings that have been produced with a natural and unprocessed sound can transport you to the performance space. But, this can only happen when the entire playback chain is selected for maximum transparency. This experience of "being there" cannot be created by systems that are designed to add "warmth" or "euphonic color" to the music.  Features: Sample Rate Display Word Length Display 5 Digital Inputs 2 Stereo Analog Inputs (2 RCA) 3 Stereo Analog Outputs (2 RCA, 1 XLR) 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 ES9028PRO Converter

2.850 €
36 Δόσεις 98,39€ / μήνα
Κατόπιν Παραγγελίας

A NEW REFERENCE - GOING BEYOND THE LEGENDARY DAC1 AND DAC2 The DAC3 is Benchmark's newest 2-channel D/A converter featuring the newESS Technologies ES9028PRO converter chip. The DAC3 converter has lower THD and THD+N noise than Benchmark's DAC2 converter. Benchmark's DAC1 and DAC2 D/A converter families have been the reference to which other converters have been compared. It is rare to find a converter review that does not draw comparisons to the DAC1 or the DAC2. Benchmark converters are in daily use at many of the world's finest recording studios and mastering rooms. Benchmark converters are also enjoyed by thousands of audiophiles. Benchmark has raised the bar again ... the DAC3 defines a new reference. REFERENCE PERFORMANCE The DAC3  delivers outstanding musical detail and precise stereo imaging. It employs an advanced high-headroom digital filter design, and a high-sample-rate Asynchronous USB Audio interface. All inputs are fully isolated from interface jitter by Benchmark's new UltraLock3™ jitter attenuation system. Internal digital processing and conversion is 32-bits, and this processing includes 3.5 dB of headroom above 0 dBFS. This headroom prevents the DSP overloads that commonly occur in other D/A converters. Four balanced 32-bit D/A converters are summed together to create each balanced analog output. This 4:1 summation provides a 6 dB noise reduction, and gives the DAC3 industry-leading performance. DAC3 VS. DAC2 The DAC3builds upon Benchmark’s highly successful DAC2 product family. The DAC3 maintains the familiar DAC2 form factor and feature set, but adds the higher performance available from the new ES9028PRO D/A converter. The DAC3 offers the following improvements over the DAC2: Active 2nd Harmonic Compensation Active 3rd Harmonic Compensation Lower THD+N Lower passband ripple Improved frequency response Faster PLL lock times Faster switching between input signals DAC3 VS. DAC1 The DAC3 and DAC2 added these features that were not found on the DAC1: Asynchronous 192kHz USB Audio 2.0 32-bit D/A conversion system Word Length Display Sample Rate Display Polarity Control Direct DSD D/A Conversion -20 dB DIM Bi-Directional 12V Trigger Power Switch with Auto-On Function Home Theater Bypass Digital Pass-Through High-Headroom DSP Dual-Domain Hybrid Gain Control Additional I/O NATIVE DSD CONVERSION All digital inputs on the DAC3 support native 192 kHz PCM or DSD64 conversion. From any input, DSD is transported with bit accuracy over DoP 1.1. DSD and PCM are both natively converted to analog. There are no DSD to PCM or PCM to DSD conversions to compromise the quality of the music. The DAC3 conversion system seamlessly switches between native PCM and native DSD conversion. DSD over DoP 1.1 is supported by many media players, and DSD downloads are now available from several sources. DIRECT CONNECTIVITY TO POWER AMPLIFIERS Benchmark DAC1, DAC2, and DAC3 converters are designed to directly drive power amplifiers and speakers. Benchmark converters feature adjustable low-impedance passive attenuators at the XLR outputs that can be used to optimize the interface to the power amplifier (or powered monitor). This unique Benchmark feature optimizes the gain staging between the DAC and the power amplifier. Proper gain staging cannot be overemphasised. When audio stages are properly matched, each component in the audio chain is able to operate at its optimum signal level, and the system performance is significantly improved. SONICALLY-NEUTRAL STUDIO MONITORING All Benchmark converters are designed for maximum transparency. This transparency is absolutely essential in the studio monitoring chain. For this reason, DAC3 converters are ideal for critical reference-quality professional systems. Unlike many competing products, the DAC3 is not designed to add "euphonic" coloration to the audio. Instead it is designed to be as uncolored and natural as possible. STEP INTO THE STUDIO When Benchmark's professional converters are used in hi-fi applications, studio-quality sound can be enjoyed in a home environment. Enjoy pure music without any coloration from the electronics. Hear the music exactly the way it was heard in the studio, and exactly the way the artists intended. Discover the natural, uncolored, analog sound of the DAC3. SIT IN THE PERFORMANCE SPACE Transparent sound can go beyond replicating the studio experience. Recordings that have been produced with a natural and unprocessed sound can transport you to the performance space. But, this can only happen when the entire playback chain is selected for maximum transparency. This experience of "being there" cannot be created by systems that are designed to add "warmth" or "euphonic color" to the music.  Features: Sample Rate Display Word Length Display 5 Digital Inputs 2 Stereo Analog Inputs (2 RCA) 3 Stereo Analog Outputs (2 RCA, 1 XLR) 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 ES9028PRO Converter

2.550 €
36 Δόσεις 88,03€ / μήνα
Κατόπιν Παραγγελίας

A NEW REFERENCE - GOING BEYOND THE LEGENDARY DAC1 AND DAC2 The DAC3 is Benchmark's newest 2-channel D/A converter featuring the newESS Technologies ES9028PRO converter chip. The DAC3 converter has lower THD and THD+N noise than Benchmark's DAC2 converter. Benchmark's DAC1 and DAC2 D/A converter families have been the reference to which other converters have been compared. It is rare to find a converter review that does not draw comparisons to the DAC1 or the DAC2. Benchmark converters are in daily use at many of the world's finest recording studios and mastering rooms. Benchmark converters are also enjoyed by thousands of audiophiles. Benchmark has raised the bar again ... the DAC3 defines a new reference. REFERENCE PERFORMANCE The DAC3  delivers outstanding musical detail and precise stereo imaging. It employs an advanced high-headroom digital filter design, and a high-sample-rate Asynchronous USB Audio interface. All inputs are fully isolated from interface jitter by Benchmark's new UltraLock3™ jitter attenuation system. Internal digital processing and conversion is 32-bits, and this processing includes 3.5 dB of headroom above 0 dBFS. This headroom prevents the DSP overloads that commonly occur in other D/A converters. Four balanced 32-bit D/A converters are summed together to create each balanced analog output. This 4:1 summation provides a 6 dB noise reduction, and gives the DAC3 industry-leading performance. DAC3 VS. DAC2 The DAC3builds upon Benchmark’s highly successful DAC2 product family. The DAC3 maintains the familiar DAC2 form factor and feature set, but adds the higher performance available from the new ES9028PRO D/A converter. The DAC3 offers the following improvements over the DAC2: Active 2nd Harmonic Compensation Active 3rd Harmonic Compensation Lower THD+N Lower passband ripple Improved frequency response Faster PLL lock times Faster switching between input signals DAC3 VS. DAC1 The DAC3 and DAC2 added these features that were not found on the DAC1: Asynchronous 192kHz USB Audio 2.0 32-bit D/A conversion system Word Length Display Sample Rate Display Polarity Control Direct DSD D/A Conversion -20 dB DIM Bi-Directional 12V Trigger Power Switch with Auto-On Function Home Theater Bypass Digital Pass-Through High-Headroom DSP Dual-Domain Hybrid Gain Control Additional I/O NATIVE DSD CONVERSION All digital inputs on the DAC3 support native 192 kHz PCM or DSD64 conversion. From any input, DSD is transported with bit accuracy over DoP 1.1. DSD and PCM are both natively converted to analog. There are no DSD to PCM or PCM to DSD conversions to compromise the quality of the music. The DAC3 conversion system seamlessly switches between native PCM and native DSD conversion. DSD over DoP 1.1 is supported by many media players, and DSD downloads are now available from several sources. DIRECT CONNECTIVITY TO POWER AMPLIFIERS Benchmark DAC1, DAC2, and DAC3 converters are designed to directly drive power amplifiers and speakers. Benchmark converters feature adjustable low-impedance passive attenuators at the XLR outputs that can be used to optimize the interface to the power amplifier (or powered monitor). This unique Benchmark feature optimizes the gain staging between the DAC and the power amplifier. Proper gain staging cannot be overemphasised. When audio stages are properly matched, each component in the audio chain is able to operate at its optimum signal level, and the system performance is significantly improved. SONICALLY-NEUTRAL STUDIO MONITORING All Benchmark converters are designed for maximum transparency. This transparency is absolutely essential in the studio monitoring chain. For this reason, DAC3 converters are ideal for critical reference-quality professional systems. Unlike many competing products, the DAC3 is not designed to add "euphonic" coloration to the audio. Instead it is designed to be as uncolored and natural as possible. STEP INTO THE STUDIO When Benchmark's professional converters are used in hi-fi applications, studio-quality sound can be enjoyed in a home environment. Enjoy pure music without any coloration from the electronics. Hear the music exactly the way it was heard in the studio, and exactly the way the artists intended. Discover the natural, uncolored, analog sound of the DAC3. SIT IN THE PERFORMANCE SPACE Transparent sound can go beyond replicating the studio experience. Recordings that have been produced with a natural and unprocessed sound can transport you to the performance space. But, this can only happen when the entire playback chain is selected for maximum transparency. This experience of "being there" cannot be created by systems that are designed to add "warmth" or "euphonic color" to the music.  Features: Sample Rate Display Word Length Display 5 Digital Inputs 2 Stereo Analog Inputs (2 RCA) 3 Stereo Analog Outputs (2 RCA, 1 XLR) 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 ES9028PRO Converter

2.550 €
36 Δόσεις 88,03€ / μήνα
Κατόπιν Παραγγελίας

The DAC3builds upon Benchmark’s highly successful DAC2 product family. The DAC3 maintains the familiar DAC2 form factor, but adds the higher performance available from the new ES9028PRO D/A converter. The DAC3 DX offers the following improvements over the DAC2 DX: Active 2nd Harmonic Compensation Active 3rd Harmonic Compensation Lower THD+N Lower passband ripple Improved frequency response Faster PLL lock times Faster switching between inputs Adjustable calibration DAC3 VS. DAC1 The DAC3 and DAC2 add these features that are not found on the DAC1: Asynchronous 192kHz USB Audio 2.0 32-bit D/A conversion system Word Length Display Sample Rate Display Polarity Control Direct DSD D/A Conversion -20 dB DIM Bi-Directional 12V Trigger Power Switch  Home Theater Bypass Digital Pass-Through High-Headroom DSP Dual-Domain Hybrid Gain Control Additional I/O DAC3 TECHNOLOGIES 3:1 PARALLEL CONVERSION STRUCTURE The conversion system in the DAC3 DX achieves a 4.77 dB signal to noise improvement through the use of 3:1 summing on the main output bus. The ES9028PRO D/A is an 8-channel 32-bit converter. In the DAC3 DX, three channels are summed in the analog domain to form each of the two output channels on the main bus. The remaining two channels provide the aux bus outputs The 3:1 summing also improves the THD. The non-linearities in individual conversion channels are averaged across the four summed channels and incoherent non-linearities are attenuated by up to 4 dB. HARMONIC COMPENSATION The ES9028PRO has two distortion compensation systems that independently remove most of the 2nd and 3rd harmonic distortion in the D/A converter. Benchmark's ultra-clean analog output stages allow these systems to be fully leveraged in the DAC3 series. To the best of our knowledge, no other D/A converter has lower THD than the Benchmark DAC3 series. The DAC3 DX is Benchmark's newest 2-channel D/A converter.  When compared to the legendary DAC1, the DAC3 series has lower noise, lower distortion, and improved accuracy. The DAC1 and DAC2 series converters have become the reference standard in many of the finest recording studios and mastering rooms. The DAC3 defines a new reference. DAC3 converters deliver outstanding musical detail and precise stereo imaging.  They employ an advanced high-headroom digital filter design, and a high-sample-rate Asynchronous USB Audio interface. All inputs are fully isolated from interface jitter by Benchmark's new UltraLock3™ jitter attenuation system. Internal digital processing and conversion is 32-bits, and includes 3.5 dB of headroom above 0 dBFS. Three balanced 32-bit D/A converters are summed together to form the main output bus. Two channels are reserved for the auxiliary RCA output bus. The performance of the DAC3 DX exceeds the measurement limits of today's state-of-the art test equipment. NATIVE DSD CONVERSION All digital inputs on the DAC3 support native 192 kHz PCM or DSD64 conversion. From any input, DSD is transported with bit accuracy over DoP 1.1. DSD and PCM are both natively converted to analog. There are no DSD to PCM or PCM to DSD conversions to compromise the quality of the music. The DAC3 conversion system seamlessly switches between native PCM and native DSD conversion. DSD over DoP 1.1 is supported by many media players, and DSD downloads are now available from several sources. Enjoy seamless transitions between native DSD and native PCM playback. DIRECT CONNECTIVITY TO POWER AMPLIFIERS AND POWERED MONITORS Benchmark DAC1, DAC2, and DAC3 converters are designed to directly drive power amplifiers and powered speakers. Benchmark converters feature adjustable low-impedance passive attenuators at the XLR outputs that can be used to optimize the interface to the power amplifier (or powered monitor). The sonic importance of these attenuators cannot be overemphasized. Proper gain matching between the DAC/preamplifier and the power amplifier is essential for achieving peak system performance. The attenuators allow precise matching to all amplifiers and powered monitors. Passive output attenuators are only found on Benchmark converters - don't settle for anything less. SONICALLY NEUTRAL All Benchmark converters are designed for maximum transparency. This transparency is absolutely essential in the studio monitoring chain. DAC3 converters are ideal for critical reference-quality professional systems. In home applications, the DAC2 delivers the sonic signature that was created in the recording studio. Hear the music exactly as it was heard in the studio. TAKE THE STUDIO HOME When Benchmark's professional converters are used in hi-fi applications, studio-quality sound can be enjoyed in a home environment. Discover the natural, uncolored, analog sound of the DAC3. THE DIGITAL-ONLY DAC3 FOR AUDIO PROFESSIONALS The DAC3 DX is the DAC3 of choice for users who do not need analog inputs. The DX is well suited to the needs of professional users and includes an XLR AES digital input. The DAC3 DX is the only DAC3 model that includes dual stereo output buses. The analog output buses can be independently set to fixed or variable gain. The DAC3 DX and DAC3 Bare the only DAC3 converters available in rack-mount versions. A NEW REFERENCE - GOING BEYOND THE LEGENDARY DAC1 AND DAC2 Benchmark's DAC1 and DAC2 series converters have been the reference to which other converters have been compared. It is rare to find a converter review that does not draw comparisons to the DAC1 or DAC2. The DAC1 and DAC2 have been some of the best-selling 2-channel reference-quality converters and are in daily use at many of the finest recording studios and mastering rooms. Benchmark converters are also enjoyed by thousands of audiophiles. Benchmark has raised the bar ... the DAC3 defines a new reference. PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS Reference-Quality Studio Monitoring Sound-Card Elimination for Computer Audio Stand-Alone Headphone Amplifier  for Digital Sources USB to SPDIF Transfer Device HI-FI APPLICATIONS The DAC2 DX uses digital connections (USB, Optical, Coaxial, or AES) to bypass the low-quality built-in converters that are included in many audio products.  Audio Output Device for Music and Video Servers Home Hi-Fi Playback from Digital Sources Audio Output Device for TV and Home Theater Systems  ADD BENCHMARK CABLES TO COMPLETE YOUR NEW SYSTEM Benchmark offers a no-nonsense selection of very high-quality cables.  Benchmark cables are designed for durability and transparency, and most are manufactured in the USA. Our optical cables are manufactured in Canada. DESIGNED, ASSEMBLED, AND TESTED IN THE USA This Benchmark product was designed, assembled, and tested in the USA using USA and imported components. Most major components are made in USA. Features: Sample-Rate Display Word-Length Display Six Digital Inputs Three Stereo Analog Outputs Two Independent Analog Output Buses Digital Pass Through Dual HPA2™ Headphone Outputs Headphone Mute Switch - left headphone jack mutes main output, function may be defeated Native DSD Conversion Native PCM Conversion Asynchronous USB 2.0 Asynchronous USB 1.1 for Driverless Operation Volume Control Bypass Function for Main Bus Volume Control Bypass Function for Auxiliary Bus 12V Trigger I/O - for sequenced system power switching Mute Relays - on all analog outputs Optional IR Remote Control - with heavy-duty metal housing Power Switch Low Power Consumption

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The DAC3builds upon Benchmark’s highly successful DAC2 product family. The DAC3 maintains the familiar DAC2 form factor, but adds the higher performance available from the new ES9028PRO D/A converter. The DAC3 DX offers the following improvements over the DAC2 DX: Active 2nd Harmonic Compensation Active 3rd Harmonic Compensation Lower THD+N Lower passband ripple Improved frequency response Faster PLL lock times Faster switching between inputs Adjustable calibration DAC3 VS. DAC1 The DAC3 and DAC2 add these features that are not found on the DAC1: Asynchronous 192kHz USB Audio 2.0 32-bit D/A conversion system Word Length Display Sample Rate Display Polarity Control Direct DSD D/A Conversion -20 dB DIM Bi-Directional 12V Trigger Power Switch  Home Theater Bypass Digital Pass-Through High-Headroom DSP Dual-Domain Hybrid Gain Control Additional I/O DAC3 TECHNOLOGIES 3:1 PARALLEL CONVERSION STRUCTURE The conversion system in the DAC3 DX achieves a 4.77 dB signal to noise improvement through the use of 3:1 summing on the main output bus. The ES9028PRO D/A is an 8-channel 32-bit converter. In the DAC3 DX, three channels are summed in the analog domain to form each of the two output channels on the main bus. The remaining two channels provide the aux bus outputs The 3:1 summing also improves the THD. The non-linearities in individual conversion channels are averaged across the four summed channels and incoherent non-linearities are attenuated by up to 4 dB. HARMONIC COMPENSATION The ES9028PRO has two distortion compensation systems that independently remove most of the 2nd and 3rd harmonic distortion in the D/A converter. Benchmark's ultra-clean analog output stages allow these systems to be fully leveraged in the DAC3 series. To the best of our knowledge, no other D/A converter has lower THD than the Benchmark DAC3 series. The DAC3 DX is Benchmark's newest 2-channel D/A converter.  When compared to the legendary DAC1, the DAC3 series has lower noise, lower distortion, and improved accuracy. The DAC1 and DAC2 series converters have become the reference standard in many of the finest recording studios and mastering rooms. The DAC3 defines a new reference. DAC3 converters deliver outstanding musical detail and precise stereo imaging.  They employ an advanced high-headroom digital filter design, and a high-sample-rate Asynchronous USB Audio interface. All inputs are fully isolated from interface jitter by Benchmark's new UltraLock3™ jitter attenuation system. Internal digital processing and conversion is 32-bits, and includes 3.5 dB of headroom above 0 dBFS. Three balanced 32-bit D/A converters are summed together to form the main output bus. Two channels are reserved for the auxiliary RCA output bus. The performance of the DAC3 DX exceeds the measurement limits of today's state-of-the art test equipment. NATIVE DSD CONVERSION All digital inputs on the DAC3 support native 192 kHz PCM or DSD64 conversion. From any input, DSD is transported with bit accuracy over DoP 1.1. DSD and PCM are both natively converted to analog. There are no DSD to PCM or PCM to DSD conversions to compromise the quality of the music. The DAC3 conversion system seamlessly switches between native PCM and native DSD conversion. DSD over DoP 1.1 is supported by many media players, and DSD downloads are now available from several sources. Enjoy seamless transitions between native DSD and native PCM playback. DIRECT CONNECTIVITY TO POWER AMPLIFIERS AND POWERED MONITORS Benchmark DAC1, DAC2, and DAC3 converters are designed to directly drive power amplifiers and powered speakers. Benchmark converters feature adjustable low-impedance passive attenuators at the XLR outputs that can be used to optimize the interface to the power amplifier (or powered monitor). The sonic importance of these attenuators cannot be overemphasized. Proper gain matching between the DAC/preamplifier and the power amplifier is essential for achieving peak system performance. The attenuators allow precise matching to all amplifiers and powered monitors. Passive output attenuators are only found on Benchmark converters - don't settle for anything less. SONICALLY NEUTRAL All Benchmark converters are designed for maximum transparency. This transparency is absolutely essential in the studio monitoring chain. DAC3 converters are ideal for critical reference-quality professional systems. In home applications, the DAC2 delivers the sonic signature that was created in the recording studio. Hear the music exactly as it was heard in the studio. TAKE THE STUDIO HOME When Benchmark's professional converters are used in hi-fi applications, studio-quality sound can be enjoyed in a home environment. Discover the natural, uncolored, analog sound of the DAC3. THE DIGITAL-ONLY DAC3 FOR AUDIO PROFESSIONALS The DAC3 DX is the DAC3 of choice for users who do not need analog inputs. The DX is well suited to the needs of professional users and includes an XLR AES digital input. The DAC3 DX is the only DAC3 model that includes dual stereo output buses. The analog output buses can be independently set to fixed or variable gain. The DAC3 DX and DAC3 Bare the only DAC3 converters available in rack-mount versions. A NEW REFERENCE - GOING BEYOND THE LEGENDARY DAC1 AND DAC2 Benchmark's DAC1 and DAC2 series converters have been the reference to which other converters have been compared. It is rare to find a converter review that does not draw comparisons to the DAC1 or DAC2. The DAC1 and DAC2 have been some of the best-selling 2-channel reference-quality converters and are in daily use at many of the finest recording studios and mastering rooms. Benchmark converters are also enjoyed by thousands of audiophiles. Benchmark has raised the bar ... the DAC3 defines a new reference. PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS Reference-Quality Studio Monitoring Sound-Card Elimination for Computer Audio Stand-Alone Headphone Amplifier  for Digital Sources USB to SPDIF Transfer Device HI-FI APPLICATIONS The DAC2 DX uses digital connections (USB, Optical, Coaxial, or AES) to bypass the low-quality built-in converters that are included in many audio products.  Audio Output Device for Music and Video Servers Home Hi-Fi Playback from Digital Sources Audio Output Device for TV and Home Theater Systems  ADD BENCHMARK CABLES TO COMPLETE YOUR NEW SYSTEM Benchmark offers a no-nonsense selection of very high-quality cables.  Benchmark cables are designed for durability and transparency, and most are manufactured in the USA. Our optical cables are manufactured in Canada. DESIGNED, ASSEMBLED, AND TESTED IN THE USA This Benchmark product was designed, assembled, and tested in the USA using USA and imported components. Most major components are made in USA. Features: Sample-Rate Display Word-Length Display Six Digital Inputs Three Stereo Analog Outputs Two Independent Analog Output Buses Digital Pass Through Dual HPA2™ Headphone Outputs Headphone Mute Switch - left headphone jack mutes main output, function may be defeated Native DSD Conversion Native PCM Conversion Asynchronous USB 2.0 Asynchronous USB 1.1 for Driverless Operation Volume Control Bypass Function for Main Bus Volume Control Bypass Function for Auxiliary Bus 12V Trigger I/O - for sequenced system power switching Mute Relays - on all analog outputs Optional IR Remote Control - with heavy-duty metal housing Power Switch Low Power Consumption

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