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DAC1 USB

Unmask Your Audio with the DAC1 USB

- a reference-quality, 2-channel 192-kHz 24-bit digital-to-analog audio converter featuring Benchmark's Advanced USB Audio™ technology, UltraLock™ clock system, and HPA2™ headphone amplifier.

DAC1 Heritage
The pristine audio path of the award-winning DAC1 has made it the Benchmark of stand-alone D/A converters. The DAC1 USB preserves the exact topology of this audio path while adding some of the most frequently requested features.

The DAC1 USB includes a very unique USB input with bit-transparent native 96/24 capability, a programmable mute function, programmable headphone gain range, an automatic standby/resume feature, and a high-current ...

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DAC1

The Benchmark DAC1 is a two-channel, 24-bit, 96-kHz Digital-to-Analog audio converter. The DAC1 is perhaps one of the more significant recent advances in digital audio conversion technology. The DAC1 provides some of the finest analog conversion through 96-kHz, and will play back 192-kHz with a 48-kHz analog bandwidth. The performance of the DAC1 is unrivaled. THD+N is an astonishing low -106 dB (0.0005%) measured at 0 dBFS, at any playback frequency, at any sample rate, with any degree of input jitter, and it just gets better from there.

Main Features:
- 2-channel, 24bit, 96-kHz D-to-A conversion
- 192-kHz playback with ...

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Benchmark MPA 1

  • Brand: Benchmark
  • Item ID: SKU-1603
MPA1 - Microphone Preamplifier
2-Channel Mic-Pre

The MPA1 is a 2-channel microphone preamplifier designed and manufactured by Benchmark Media Systems, Inc. The MPA1 is meticulously designed to Benchmark standards of transparency, ultra-low distortion, and ultra-low noise performance - making the MPA1 a perfect choice for stereo pairs, ribbon mics, and any other application where purity is the goal.

Pristine Input Stage

The input stage of the MPA1 is designed with high-voltage headroom (+29 dBu) and single-stage gain control to maximize signal-to-noise ratio. The MPA1 maintains superb noise performance across the entire gain range (74 dB) by utilizing precision-matched, low-noise, transistor quad-arrays. A ...

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Benchmark PRE 420

  • Brand: Benchmark
  • Item ID: SKU-1604
PRE420 - Microphone Preamplifier
4-Channel Mic-Pre/Mixer

A remarkable four-channel microphone preamplifier with an integrated stereo mix bus and stereo/mono solo bus in a sleek, 1RU chassis. The PRE420is designed for maximum transparency, wide bandwidth, low-noise, low-distortion, and superior RF immunity. It is well suited for the most demanding applications in studios and live venues.

What makes one mic-pre superior to the others?

Even high-end preamplifiers can mask subtle details because of intermodulation distortion, a symptom of RF interference and non-linear performance at ultra-sonic frequencies. This non-linearity causes inter-modulation distortion (IMD) components that fold down to audible frequencies.

Unlike ...

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Benchmark ADC1 USB

  • Brand: Benchmark
  • Item ID: SKU-1606
Engage the Music with Benchmark's ADC1 USB
2 Channel 24-bit 192kHz A/D Audio Converter

The barrier between analog and digital should not limit the listening experience. Benchmark's digital converter technology maintains the sense of musical engagement that was originally present when the sounds were created. The life of the music is never lost in a quagmire of digital artifacts. The depth is never hidden, the image is never smeared. Benchmark converters always deliver faithfully, and consistently exceed expectations. The ADC1 USB continues a tradition of excellence.

The ADC1 USB is a 2-channel 192-kHz 24-bit analog-to-digital audio converter ...

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Benchmark DAC1 PRE

  • Brand: Benchmark
  • Item ID: SKU-1607
DAC1 PRE - Listen and the Music will Engage You
Stereo Pre-Amplifier / DAC / Headphone Power Amp

The DAC1 PRE is a reference-quality stereo pre-amplifier, headphone power amplifier, and computer audio playback device (USB DAC), incorporating the 24-bit, 192-kHz DAC1 digital-to-analog conversion (DAC) system. With the DAC1 PRE, the music engages the listener breath-taking realism.

The DAC1 PRE is the culmination of years of high-precision analog and digital audio circuit design. Benchmark has achieved unprecedented sonic purity in their audio systems through an intelligent engineering philosophy - establish a pristine analog delivery path and eliminate digital distortion artifacts. The DAC1 PRE continues this ...

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Benchmark DAC1 HDR

  • Brand: Benchmark
  • Item ID: SKU-1608
DAC1 HDR - Listen and the Music will Engage You
Stereo Pre-Amplifier
with Remote Control / DAC / Headphone Amp / USB


The DAC1 HDR is an all-in-one reference-quality stereo pre-amplifier. This stereo pre-amp brings together all the best features and performance of the award-winning DAC1 family with the convenience of an intelligent remote control solution. The DAC1 HDR combines some of Benchmark's finest engineering accomplishments into one device: the DAC1 digital-to-analog audio converter with UltraLock™ clock system, AdvancedUSB™ computer audio playback (USB DAC) interface, and the legendary HPA2™ headphone power amplifier. The unique remote control solution of the DAC1 HDR is built ...

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