Benchmark DAC2 L Digital to Analog Audio Converter

The DAC2 is Benchmark's new 2-channel D/A converter, offering audio-phile quality high-end digital to analog convertors. Equally apt in the studio or part of your home-theatre system. The DAC2 L has a much improved digital engine compared with the DAC1 series, and you will hear every penny! The DAC2 converter has lower noise, lower distortion, and improved accuracy when compared to Benchmark's outstanding DAC1 converter.  The DAC1 has become a reference standard in many of the finest recording studios and mastering rooms.  Includes remote control.

    • Benchmark DAC2 L PRODUCT FEATURES:

      DAC2 converters deliver outstanding musical detail and precise stereo imaging. They employ an advanced high-headroom digital filter design, and a new high-sample-rate Asynchronous USB Audio interface. All inputs are fully isolated from interface jitter by Benchmark's new UltraLock2™ jitter attenuation system.

      Internal digital processing and conversion is 32-bits, and includes 3.5 dB of headroom above 0 dBFS. Four balanced 32-bit D/A converter are summed together for each balanced output. The performance of the DAC2 D exceeds the measurement limits of today's state-of-the art test equipment.

      Sample Rate Display
      Word Length Display
      More Stereo Digital Inputs (5 total)
      More Stereo Analog Inputs (2 total)
      More Stereo Analog Outputs (3 total)
      Digital Pass Through
      Native DSD Conversion
      Polarity Switch
      Asynchronous USB 2.0
      Driverless Asynchronous USB 1.1
      Home Theater Bypass
      Power Switch
      Low Power Consumption
      12 volt trigger

      Benchmark introduces some exciting new technologies in the DAC2 L:

      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

      SNR: 126 dB, A-Weighted

      SNR: 123 dB, Unweighted

      THD+N: -109 dB, 0.00035% (1 kHz, 0 dBFS)

      THD+N, -108 dB, 0.00040% (20 to 20 kHz sweep at - 3 dBFS)

      Frequency Response: +0 dB/-0.04 dB (20 to 20 kHz at Fs=96 kHz )

      Windows operating systems require a driver when operating in USB 2.0 mode (required for 192 kHz operation).
      No driver is required for Mac or Linux operating systems.
      No driver is required for any operating system when operating in USB 1.1 mode (sample rates up to 96 kHz).
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