Benchmark's feature packed flagship DAC includes native DSD conversion, an advanced headroom digital filter, and all inputs are fully isolated via UltraLock3 jitter attenuation system. Benchmark DAC 3 HGC is the latest 2-channel D/A converter featuring a new ESS Technologies ES9028PRO chip delivering lower THD+N than the DAC2. DAC3 vs DAC2 Maintaining DAC2’s great build and feature set, DAC3’s dual distortion compensation systems independently remove most active 2nd/3rd harmonic distortion, lowering THD+N as well as passband ripple while improving frequency response. Faster PLL lock times and input signal switching is also enabled. DAC3 delivers outstanding musical detail and precise stereo imaging. It employs an advanced high-headroom digital filter design and a high-sample-rate asynchronous USB interface. All inputs are fully isolated via the new UltraLock3 jitter attenuation system. Native DSD Conversion All digital inputs support native PCM or DSD conversion. There are no DSD to PCM conversions or vice versa to compromise music quality. DSD is transported with over DoP 1.1 bit accuracy which is supported by many media players. Direct Connectivity Benchmark DAC3 is designed to directly drive power amplifiers and speakers. XLR outputs have adjustable low-impedance passive attenuators to optimise gain staging. When these are properly matched, each component operates at peak signal level significantly improving performance. Neutral Studio Monitoring For maximum transparency and most natural audio, the DAC3 ensures no euphonic coloration is added. This is absolutely vital in studio monitoring making the converter ideal for critical reference-quality professional systems. Quad 32-Bit Balanced Four balanced 32-bit DACs deliver audio to the low impedance current-voltage converters. This 4:1 summation reduces noise and distortion to ground-breaking levels. ES9028PRO D/A is an 8-channel 32-bit converter. In DAC3, four channels are added in the analogue domain to form e...
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Benchmark DAC3 L DAC
DAC3L shares the same great build and engineering of the DAC3HGC but omits the headphone amplifier section so its purely a DAC. Benchmark DAC3L DAC is the latest D/A converter from Benchmark following on from the DAC1 and DAC2. It adheres to Benchmark’s brand philosophy of no-compromise, class-leading design, offering performance revered by professional recording studios and enjoyed by discerning audiophiles alike. ES9028PRO DAC The new DAC3 implements the ESS Technology ES9028PRO chip, achieving lower THD+N, 2nd and 3rd harmonic distortion compensation, improved power management, oversampling filters and, when combined with Benchmark’s UltraLock3 technology, near instantaneous input switching and phase locked loop, with undetectable jitter. The improvements don’t stop there though, with greater dynamic range and a wider frequency response, the specifications eclipse those of the DAC2. DAC3 Models The DAC3 L model offers analogue preamplifier inputs but removes the dual headphone amplifier found in the HGC. The DAC3 DX, removes the analogue preamplifier section to accommodate an AES digital input but retains the dual headphone amplifier. Reference Performance The DAC3 delivers outstanding musical detail and precise stereo imaging. It employs an advanced high-headroom digital filter design, and a high-sample-rate Asynchronous USB Audio interface. All inputs are fully isolated from interface jitter by Benchmark's new UltraLock3 jitter attenuation system. Internal digital processing and conversion is 32-bits, and this processing includes 3.5 dB of headroom above 0 dBFS. This headroom prevents the DSP overloads that commonly occur in other D/A converters. Four balanced 32-bit D/A converters are summed together to create each balanced analogue output. This 4:1 summation provides a 6 dB noise reduction, and gives the DAC3 industry-leading performance. Volume Control Any practical audio system will need a volume control and most audio devices use digital volume controls...
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Benchmark DAC3 B DAC
Alternative to DAC3 HGC with same performance but no volume/polarity control, analogue inputs or headphone amp; ideal with HPA4 or LA4 amplifiers. Benchmark DAC3 B is ideal with HPA4 or LA4 as well as many professional studio applications. It matches the performance of the flagship DAC3 HGC but eliminates volume/mute/polarity control, analogue inputs and the headphone amplifier. Basic Features DAC3 B uses the exact same circuit board and audio path in the converter series. For easy system integration, DAC3 B retains IR remote control, 12V trigger and programmable auto-on. Optional 1/2-width rack-mount faceplate allows mounting of two units in one 1-RU rack space. Benchmark's DAC1 and DAC2 D/A converters are the reference to which other converters have been compared. Benchmark converters are used every day at many of the finest recording studios and mastering spaces worldwide as well as being enjoyed by countless audiophiles. DAC3 vs. DAC2 DAC3 builds on Benchmark’s highly successful DAC2 adding higher performance, thanks to the new ES9028PRO D/A converter, such as active 2nd and 3rd harmonic compensation, lower THD+N and passband ripple, improved frequency response as well as faster PLL lock times and switching between input signals Harmonic Compensation The ES9028PRO has dual distortion compensation systems that independently remove most of the 2nd and 3rd harmonic distortion in the D/A converter. Benchmark's ultra-clean analogue output stages allow these systems to be fully leveraged in the DAC3. UltraLock3 System This is an improved version of the UltraLock2 system used in the DAC2. It locks with precise phase accuracy in only 6ms. Both UltraLock systems provide virtually perfect jitter attenuation, but the lightning-fast lock time of the new UltraLock3 will be appreciated by many of users as it eliminates all audible jitter artefacts. Multi-Mode USB System Benchmark's USB system supports USB Audio 2.0, DSD, and USB Audio 1.1. It is agile and follows sample ra...