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.]

bumpyjones's picture

Please pick me!

Jmstrmbn123's picture

Here's hoping...

JCAudio0808's picture

I can't wait to plug all my audio stuff into this amazing robot!  Eargasms for everyone!

jayg's picture

Love to have one. The reviews have all been great. Do they make a power amp?

Buckchester's picture

Count me in.

Supperconductor's picture

Yeah, been looking for a DSD capable DAC.

Dax_Frost's picture

I would certainly appreciate this fine piece of equipment.

lucien's picture

... that winning this would beat getting poked in the eye with a sharp stick by a considerable distance. Pick me, please!

Lofty's picture

Benchmark Media is a great company! Take it from me, I know. Their service is second to none. They go the extra mile to satisfy their customers.

chris_nyc's picture

Looks very impressive.

mauidj's picture

I'm an analog lover but this would be a fantastic start to discovering the world of computer audio. aloha!

tejastiger61's picture

  Now  let me get  this  straight .   At some point  in the  future  your  companys(BENCHMARK) geauxing  to  call me up/ e-mail me. And  surprise me  with  good  news  that  I  have  won ..     this  new  dacer thingy.     I  am  hoping Benchmark   does NOT DISAPPOINT  me.


jknapp's picture

I'd love to hear how it sounds! 

SoundsGood's picture

Sounds even gooder with a new DAC

soundguy1212's picture

Count me in. Would love to add to my system

markt's picture

I want one please!

mrjvak's picture

Of course I want one!

rkrug20's picture

This would go great with my Mac Mini!

mdonohue's picture

Connect my computer to the Benchmark and then to a pair of Crown I-Tech 5000 HD amps and the new forthcoming JBL M2 Master Reference Monitors! How's that! Probably not what you would expect, huh.

Bill B's picture

make me win or this puppy gets it

merkaels's picture

I'd love to have it!

sonomamac's picture

I could use a great DAC like the Benchmark.  Wish me luck!

ibefa20's picture

try get one

Bubbamike's picture

I wanna it, I wanna it, I wanna it!

QuantumGhost's picture

I think that I will never see

A DAC as pretty as the HGC.

The jitter attentuation is a real sensation.

And on this murder of a converter

no one would ever figure a 12-volt trigger.

monkey046's picture

Someone's gonna be very happy!

Dufre's picture

I'm very curious how this DAC will handle my DSD sources. It's very welcome!

Ombudsmann's picture

I am all in for the Benchmark. Thanks so much.

jonicont's picture


ster4610's picture

I'm in!

spoof_101's picture

I have been wanting to try out some of Benchmark's gear ever since I first learned about them! My current budget has kept me from being able to though, so I was beyond excited to see this sweepstakes! Thank you for the chance.

allnewsanchor's picture

I so appreciate you giving your readers a fantastic opportunity such as this.

blackmouth13's picture


moosehunt63's picture

Would love to upgrade my DAC1 USB.

muzikhot's picture

Nice DAC but too expensive.

junk's picture

been wanting to get it

abderrahim's picture

only people from US can win!

JHClancey's picture

Great incentive to register

davidelmore's picture

Would be nice to have!

spinsLPs's picture

Benchmark just gets better and better!

mPfohl's picture

Amazing product..... 'nuff said!

dstanszu's picture

Oh yeah, I sure would like to win that!

brucks's picture

Winning a Benchmark DAC would be almost like winning the lottery!

desperaudio's picture

Always has been - right out of the get go. I've just never had the luxury of having one in my rig!!

gabeslotnick's picture

Definitely want one. Benchmark makes great gear.

manatee's picture

Is an awesome company, they make solid no fills AD/DAs.  Glad to just read about their products.

Bent Wookiee's picture

...if I could listen to the Beach Boys on this great DAC!

mainframe's picture

using a DAC1, now wanting a DAC2 !

charlie.carlosjimenez's picture


Pick Me! It sounds like its popular by demand. Thanks!


Chilli's picture

Separate analog and digital. Dsd. What's not to like?


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