I have a silver Benchmark DAC1 non-USB for sale. It is the current version and has been a joy to own, but am now selling due to system change and consolidation. The sound is highly transparent and dynamic without any harshness in the treble at all in my system. Functionally, absolutely no issues or problems. Cosmetically, at a distance of more than a few feet the condition appears perfect, but I am rating it a conservative 8/10 since I am not the original owner and upon close inspection I can see a faint scratch near the optical connector and a few tiny paint imperfections on the top. (I am a little neurotic about the condition of my gear and these things never bothered me!).
Also includes 4 extra fuses and a BNC to RCA connector adaptor. I no longer have the owner's manual, but it may be downloaded from Benchmark's website. At my asking price, I will cover shipping anywhere in the CONUS. Paypal add 3%.
Other useful information:
Supports Two Pairs of Headphones and has variable volume.
Stereophile Rated Class A !
See Stereophile Review linked below:
Color: Silver (see pictures)
DAC1 - An Award Winning Classic 2 Channel 192-kHz 24-bit D/A Audio Converter.
The DAC1 is a reference-quality, 2-channel 192-kHz 24-bit audio digital-to-analog converter featuring Benchmark’s UltraLock™ technology. The DAC1 is designed for maximum transparency and is well suited for critical playback in studio control rooms and in mastering rooms. A compact and rugged enclosure makes the DAC1 an excellent choice for location recording, broadcast facilities, and mobile trucks. The internal power supply supports all international voltages and has generous margins for over and under voltage conditions. Two ¼” headphone jacks are driven with Benchmark’s new HPA2™ headphone amplifier. The HPA2™ is a high-current amplifier that is capable of driving a wide variety of headphone loads while achieving less than 0.0003% distortion under load. The gain control sets the output level of the headphone jacks. It can also be used to control the output level of the balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA analog outputs. A rear-panel switch selects Variable or Calibrated output levels.