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.

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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.

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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.]

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GeoStudios's picture
Dac Sweepstakes

I want one too! me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, meeeeeee...............

Byounglee05's picture
I need this one!

I need this one. I was seriously looking into it!

lmf22's picture
Had a dream about the DAC2

I actually had a dream about the DAC2 last night.  I woke up with an intense desire to listen to one.  True story.  But I am a Ph.D graduate student and money is tight right now, so I guess the DAC2 audition will have to wait... unless... I win this.  

AndrewF's picture
Benchmark Sweepstakes

That would work quite nicely in my setup.

jhadley's picture
DAC2!

I love the DAC1 and would love to be able to upgrade to the DAC2.

Robfine59's picture
Can't wait

To set this baby up in my library!

internethandle's picture
Sure why not

Always happy to enter an excellent Stereophile contest.

 

Thanks!

TreAdidas's picture
Oh yes!

Count me in on this one!!

s10sondek's picture
Submission

Thanks for running this sweepstakes!  This constitutes my entry.

emmanuelv's picture
Delicious DAC

Would love to win this beauty :)

Bill N's picture
Yes, Please

Would love to upgrade to this baby!

stilespj's picture
Benchmark DAC2 HGC Digital-to-Analog Converter Sweepstakes

All your bits are mine!

 

Paul

techtape's picture
DAC contest

I deserve it more than others!

phill's picture
ME....please

ME.....please!

Re-Animator's picture
Hey now!

This would look (and sound) great in my system.  Please pick me!

Eagle13's picture
Impressive DAC

This looks like the best DAC out there

niten's picture
Worth a shot.

Cheers to audio!

sfactor23's picture
I'd like to win

hopefully! Thanks!

ac714's picture
Fingers Crossed

Count me in!

rnarumi's picture
yes please

thanks!

idigmingus's picture
Everybody give up, it's gonna be me

Ain't nobody got time for that!

I'm your winner!

GloryUprising's picture
Thanks!

For the chance. I am looking into building a balanced setup. 

mvaltieri's picture
Dac 2 HGC

I whish I could read more reviews about it, but I was about to get it anyway by December. Better if you send me one free!!

hypernox2001's picture
Benchmark with Logitech

My logitech needs a mate....

HIFIMAN-HE-400's picture
NICE UNIT

ONE TO GO PLEASE!

d99ivar's picture
Nice

Nice DAC is nice

evaldoaltino's picture
I'll take one

This is mine! Thanks!

MiLKMAN's picture
Benchmark DAC2 HGC

This DAC would be great upgrade for enjoying music even more :)

dougsing's picture
Sweepstakes

Hit me!

lellis's picture
I have been using a Benchmark

I have been using a Benchmark DAC1 USB since 2008 and it allows me to get a very decent sound even from modest sources like a netbook, the iPad and also my Squeezebox Duet (when it works...).

The DAC2 seems to be a great product and surely would give me a reason to dig deeply in the field of computer audio, starting with a new, up-to-date music server.

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