Benchmark DAC2 HGC Digital-to-Analog Converter Sweepstakes

Register to win an Benchmark DAC2 HGC Digital-to-Analog Converter (MSRP $1995) we are giving away.


According to the company:

Benchmark has just raised the bar with the new DAC2 HGC, defining a new reference. With over 15 new features, the DAC2 HGC packs more processing power in the same DAC1 series form factor.

The DAC2 HGC is a reference-grade digital to analog converter, stereo system pre-amplifier, and headphone amplifier with infrared remote control. It supports D/A conversion of PCM sample rates up to 192 kHz, as well as direct DSD conversion. Other features include sample rate and word length display, UltraLock2™ jitter attenuation, asynchronous USB Audio 2.0, polarity switch, home theater bypass, bi-directional 12V trigger, additional analog and digital inputs and outputs, digital pass-through, and high-efficiency low-noise power supplies.

The DAC2 HGC builds upon Benchmark’s highly successful DAC1 family. Every DAC1 subsystem has been redesigned and upgraded to achieve higher performance. The DAC2 HGC includes an updated version of Benchmark's highly effective UltraLock™ jitter-attenuation system. DSP processing is 32-bits, DSP headroom is 3.5 dB, sample rate is 211 kHz, and jitter-induced distortion and noise is at least 140 dB below the level of the music - well below the threshold of hearing. Benchmark's UltraLock2™ system eliminates all audible jitter artifacts.

Click here for more info.


To enter the sweepstakes, all you need is an account on this website. If you don't already have one, click on the link labeled "register" at the bottom of this announcement or "Create new account" in the right column (under the ads). Then, enter a username and a valid e-mail address, and click on the "Create new account" button. A message will be automatically sent to the e-mail address you specified, which will include a link to activate the account.

The final step (and only step for those who already have an account) is to log in and leave a comment right here on this announcement—any comment will do, as long as it's not profane or spam. Then, when the sweepstakes closes, a lucky commenter will be chosen at random to receive the prize. So post a comment, and good luck!

For complete sweepstakes rules, click here.

[This Sweepstakes is now closed.]

eburbeck's picture

Would love to win it!

JR_Audio's picture

Please sign me on.

Shaffer's picture

I'd love this!

liuj88's picture

Pick me, please!

filmfresser's picture

Hopefully, it sounds warmer than the dac1.

Dick James's picture

Sure looks like a good product.

nutcase's picture

This will work great in my system.

markbrauer's picture

Just what I need.

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nirodha's picture

I'll even write a review for you (comparing this unit to my ancient dCS Elgar Plus ;-) if you pick me.

Hey, I'm not too lazy to do my share cheeky

malvo's picture

to say how lovely this would look at my house? -M

Travis Klersy's picture

C'mon, get me into computer audio at last.

Samac's picture

Outstanding sweepstake! Thanks!

Axiom05's picture

It must be my turn to win something! 

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stevo's picture

Holy cow...this is the reason I've not won anything so prize ever!

Kilgore Trout's picture

Chicken dinner

Ormy51's picture

Holy googlymoogly

chriswild's picture

Winning this would bring my what seems like endless DAC search to and abrupt and incredible ending.

Thanks for the consideration.

david.parker83's picture

Benchmark would be tasty!

timmawhinney's picture

Pick me! ;-)

blownrx7's picture

Love to have one! Count me in.

chris huys's picture

I would like to win this!!

chriseuph's picture

Oh Boy.

Timbana's picture

Come to poppa!!!

matthra's picture


Keith P's picture

Cool idea.

cvillevideo's picture

I've been looking for a new DAC.

srilitz's picture

Would love to win this awesome dac!

1audio1's picture

Beautiful DAC. A great upgrade.

ABQOkami's picture

Please, oh please. Thank you

Tony's picture

Much appreciated...

WJT7's picture

for another great giveaway.



edahlen's picture

Here's hoping I win!

alexwgoody's picture

I've wanted to hear one for so long

10sephirot's picture

need it.  Gots to have it.

Ahat07261983's picture

Created an account just to win this...

breadman's picture

yes it will fit on the rack!

Synaptic's picture

Good Enough for me

Dat007or's picture

I really, really want this DAC to be mine!

funambulistic's picture

Yes, please!

jdmcderm's picture

You guys run some cool contests, but this one might be the best so far.  Thanks for a great mag, site and for being gracious with us readers at shows.  Cheers!  

HiFi Man's picture

Pick me!!!

ashman's picture

And on my office desk!

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Serge's picture

Thanks to Stereophile,  plus i need a dac like this for my work as new sound engineer.

nish.nandankar's picture

I'm in! 

SpinMark3313's picture

Most definitely needs the Benchmark DAC.  Thanks for the opportunity...

sgibson389's picture

Being a random winner at Stereophile is better having a random at work!

The Benchmark product line is impressive.

Bem's picture


if you pick me, I'll send you my adress

and a huge "thank you" postcard.

(and may be even wooden shoes)


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