Legendary Digital to Analog converter manufacturer Benchmark have just released the new and improved Benchmark DAC 3 HGC and if it's anything like the world class DAC 2 HGC we will be very happy. The DAC 2 was renowned for it high quality crystal clear sound. This converter has been used by mastering engineers, professional recording studios and hifi audiophiles because of its true reference quality conversion and world class headphone amp - we certainly look forward to hearing the DAC 3 HGC. 

    • Benchmark DAC 3 HGC Features:

      DAC3 VS. DAC2

       The DAC3 builds 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

    • Benchmark DAC 3 HGC Specifications:

      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

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