Benchmark Media Systems DAC1 D/A Converter Pre-Amp – Used

The DAC1 is a two-channel, 24-bit, 192-kHz Digital-to-Analog audio converter. It is, perhaps, one of the more significant recent advances in digital-audio conversion technology. Listening to audio from the DAC1 is an absolutely truthful experience. The distortion free output is so pristine you can now hear detail which was previously masked by jitter induced artifacts and distortion. If the recording was exceptional, you’ll hear it; if it wasn’t, you’ll hear that as well. The DAC1 is a 192-kHz converter, and will playback 192-kHz signals with a 52-kHz analog bandwidth. THD+N is an astonishing low -105 dB (0.00056%) measured at 0 dBFS, and -107 dB measured at -3 dBFS – at any playback frequency, at any sample rate, and with any degree of input jitter. The secret? UltraLock™ technology. Additional features include: phase-coherence between units, auto-detection and processing of pre-emphasized digital audio, and an ultrahigh performance HPA-2 headphone amplifier with dual outputs. The DAC1 has an internal, international toroidal power supply. The front panel level-control always adjusts the headphone output level. The front panel level-control can also be selected to adjust the output levels at the rear of the converter. Alternately, the output levels can be set at a fixed gain with precision, rear panel; 10-turn trim pots. The balanced output level range is +10 dBu to +29 dBu at 0 dBFS. The DAC1 is essential equipment for mastering and recording studios, broadcast facilities, even audiophile home stereo installations, and all locations that require uncolored monitoring. We are asking $399.00 USD shipped anywhere in the continental US, however we will entertain all reasonable offers. Please Contact Us or see our listing on Ebay by clicking the button below.