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Benchmark DAC1 HDR
By Jon Iverson Posted: Jan 13, 2010
For those of you who lust after a Benchmark DAC but wish it had remote control, rejoice. And in typical pro-audio fashion, they didn't add just any remote, but a motorized Alps pot that turns the front panel knob. The company claims that digital volume controls can reduce dynamic range and analog IC type controls add distortion and noise, hence their custom motorized design.
On the back panel are Toslink, 24 bit/96kHz USB, three SPDIF, and analog inputs along with balanced and unbalanced outputs and headphone jack on the front. Price is $1,895 and the DAC1 HDR is available now.