BenchmarkDAC1 PreThe DAC1 PRE is a reference-quality stereo pre-amplifier, headphone amplifier, and computer audio playback device (USB DAC), incorporating the 24-bit, 192-kHz DAC1 digital-to-analog conversion (DAC...1095.00

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The DAC1 PRE is a reference-quality stereo pre-amplifier, headphone 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 with a stunning delivery and 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 tradition of excellence. With six stereo inputs and four stereo analog outputs, the DAC1 PRE anchors expansive media systems and provides a pristine audio path from source to amplifier. The six stereo inputs include an analog input, a USB computer input, an optical input, and three coaxial digital inputs. The output section includes stereo XLR balanced, RCA unbalanced, and two headphone jacks driven by Benchmark's HPA2™ 0-ohm headphone amplifier. "The Benchmark DAC1 Pre is not only an excellent device for the money; it is excellent in comparison to anything I have encountered at any price. In my mind, it is the beginning of a new era in audio, in which regeneration of the recorded signal has become a solved problem." Robert E. Greene, The Absolute Sound "Not just good, but stupefyingly good, Benchmark’s DAC1 PRE provides you with three high end components in one – DAC, headphone amplifier and preamplifier. In every mode, it excels. It sounds natural and authoritative, almost valve-like in the mid and treble. Sublimely well made, it’s an absolute joy to use. It does what it should, without drama. It is truly the Swiss Army Knife of hi-fi." Ken Kessler, Hi-Fi News * The Absolute Sound Golden Ear Award 2009 * The Absolute Sound Product of the Year Award 2008 * Stereophile Product of the Year Finalist 2008 ******************************************************************* SEE ALL OF OUR GREAT VALUES IN NEW, USED AND DEMO GEAR! VISIT US ONLINE AT: HTTP://WWW.GCAUDIO.COM/PRODUCTS/STEALS.HTML ******************************************************************** Credit cards or PayPal Accepted, please add 3.5%
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