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.

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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.]

Speakerphile's picture

Can always use a new DAC!

areitord65's picture

If I win this, it will be an step up from my Benchmark DAC1.

badboy07's picture

They killed SACD so I need a DSD DAC to get my fix.

ebarberena's picture

I´ve been waiting for ages for a full featured DSD DAC and it's finally here. Now, if I can have it for free, it would be the perfect component.

badboy07's picture

They killed SACD so I need a DSD DAC to get my fix.

Huffy's picture

Come to DADDY......

rvalle's picture


ajcrisci's picture

Cant come soon enough. I'm in!

mcrushing's picture

Do I ever want one of those! Pick me, pretty please. 

itsratso's picture

nice dac.

AvilleAudio's picture

for my new DAC!

Jackblues's picture

I'll take it. 

SKZA's picture

Yes please. 

Demondog's picture

Sure, at this point I just want to win one of these contests. But I also would love to have the Benchmark for my AV (tv) system.

CB3874's picture


I would like to throw my hat into the ring.

highinfidelity's picture

Its time

ahuesjp's picture

I am new to the loudspeaker side of audiophilia. This DAC seems like a great upgrade to my system.

caffeinefreedavid's picture

I have a dream that some day someone at a Stereo magazine/webpage will take pity on me and provide me with a basic digital system.  A system from the wall plug to the notes coming out of the speakers.  Yes a dream but a dream that puts me to sleep every night. 

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eorr23's picture

to win this!!!!

BlueSteelAudio's picture

yes please

Currawong's picture

Can't say no to this!

Algee's picture

  Make my Digital Analog.

cdm's picture

I'm in....

CJB's picture

Lets see how the Benchmark competes with my noisy laptop fans!

jronning92's picture

This is a comment.

zandorseven's picture

Me too!

Kartik's picture

This would be perfect for my system -- please pick me!

ironsienna's picture

Me too!! thank you :) :)

PeterMooreSmith's picture

Sign me up!


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