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.]

chris158b's picture

Great addition to a system. Good that it has asynchronous USB. Yes please.

pbhatt's picture

Great price/performance ratio at no cost!

NeoVibe's picture

I am pretty sure luck will be on my side on 28th Feb!

uvrmd's picture

Pick me Monty!

berlinguyinca's picture

since it would be a nice match for my amplifiers.

MSEdell's picture


My system *needs* the help  :P

Vogelhaus's picture

It's about time I won something.. 

BKinTheBK's picture

but only if art dudley joins me

clbgld's picture

Count me in!!

jgossman's picture

Me please!

SpursGator's picture

...and it worked on me!

JennMartin's picture

Thank you for this opportunity!

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Esaslow's picture

Love to have one.

ksamynathan's picture

Count me in!

PurestAV's picture

I have had my eye on this for a while. It would be a great addition to my system.

davidmcc's picture

This would be great!

Holygeezer's picture

This is one fantastic looking and I surmise sounding piece of equipment. It would be just what the Doctear prescribed to complete my simple system. Here's hoping. No matter who wins, I thank those folks who are making this sweepstakes happen.

NA Blur's picture

Putting the new DAC to through the ringer is what I intend to do.

rschryer's picture

I'd love it, thanks!

crazymexican's picture

Please this poor fellow needs a new DAC :)

sat7's picture

Oh yes ! Win Win Win !!!

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ElizabethS's picture

Over on Audio Asylum they are all complaining about the Benchmark DAC1 being used for the Beatles remasters.. And the Class A rating from years ago... So time to pop for a review of this Benchmark DAC2.

I will be happy to give you my opinion when I win it.

Thanks in advance.

Love you guys..

emarca13's picture

Great price.

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Dan12345's picture

When is the draw going to happen?

musicistheanswer's picture

Please.  For the love of g*d.  Let me win this.

trynberg's picture

This would be great for my (evolving) computer audio setup.

Msegal's picture

Thank you.


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