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.]

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wendellkb's picture

looks like an improvement

awehns's picture
yes, please

lucky day?

yage's picture
count me in!

I always liked the Benchmark DAC's...

jokeka's picture

count me in.

lionelag's picture
Well, this would be a marked improvement...

over the $300 Focusrite DAC/ADC that I currently have serving duty....

dankam's picture
"Benchmark the sound"

"Benchmark the sound"

JaredBeebe's picture
Benchmark DAC contest

Well, sign me up, this would be pretty nice out in a field camp for tunes.

bullfr's picture
Keep on the great work

Amazing website. Thanks !

Osaroh's picture
Solid Unit

So far I have purchased a MPA1 and a DAC1 HDR for live audio and digital playback for audio on a laptop (Apple). The MPA1 sings no matter what I put in microphone wise. The DAC1 HDR is amazing... I purchased for transporting audio from a laptop for a theater that I manage as more and more film makers are coming in with Hard drive rather than DVD's or Blu-Rays. So I "Borrowed" the unit for home. I love vinyl but I listened to some of my old CD's via the TosLink input and wow. It is now my go to unit for Pro audio, I Master, Mix, Microphone check using a set of Bayerdynamic DT880's and my Live audio mixes are 100% better. I can imagine how the DAC2 HGC will sound, I wish I could afford one for myself.

QandA's picture
Seems like a great product.

I would love to add one to my system. Thanks!

Bixby's picture
Here here

This would be a great excuse to get some DSD files to try.

Dunadan's picture

All you need is an account on this website...and a residence in the United States.

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jim777's picture
what a jewel!

Please make my day! ;)

Craig Simon's picture

Sure would look good in my system!

Cabbagehead's picture
Pick me please!

I'd love to add this to my system

ksmaguro's picture
Rockin' contest!

Rockin' contest!

Reverend Amish's picture

Pick me!

salemtubes's picture
The DAC2 HGC...

...would make an excellent addition to my system!

MatthewTLea's picture
In the immortal words of

In the immortal words of Charlie Sheen: "Winning!"

eliotc's picture


rbbert's picture
I'm in

This would work out just fine for me...

rpali's picture
*Love* my DAC1, but I could

*Love* my DAC1, but I could put the HT bypass to very good use!

cpnelsonjunya's picture
Benchmark DAC2 HGC Digital-to-Analog Converter (MSRP $1995)

Please and Thank you

William Liu's picture
Count me in! I have DAC1 from

Count me in! I have DAC1 from benchmarkmedia since it was just 890 USD! I wanna WIN!

Dredus's picture
I want to win an expensive

I want to win an expensive thing. 

4ball's picture

That is a beautiful DAC!

guitarist8's picture

I'll take one!

pwf2739's picture
Decent DAC I Suppose

Not likely to win but why not register. 

Vidfreaky's picture
love it!

count me in

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