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.]

Gager's picture

Benchmark DAC2 HGC Digital-to-Analog Converter Sweepstakes

sngldad's picture

help this single dad out and hook him up with the dac2 .angle

RouletteRog's picture

This would be an extremely welcome addition to my music set up.

ejgarcia79's picture

I so want. My stereo would love 

Sts9fan's picture

Pick me!

morserotonin's picture

wanted to hear a benchmark product!

tincanfury's picture

in for 1

recoil's picture

OK, I will accept this as a prize!

Audio nut's picture

I could really use this for writing some new music.

Daza's picture

The missing part of my set up.Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HayrichE's picture

whoohoo, better music experience!!

huzer's picture

this would be a great addition to my system.

Tonedeaf77's picture

oh yeah gimme gimme gimme

Tonedeaf77's picture

yes siry i likey

struts's picture

...I must be the last person on the world!  


Now how do we rectify that?? :)

sceeter's picture

this website has an unexceptibly low number of cat pictures. While you work to correct this glaring oversight, please send me the Benchmark dac. Thank you

albercerreda's picture

I think that the T+A german DAC is much better, but anyway this one would fit perfect in my audio system!

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Blues man's picture

I like this idea.

landon135's picture

yes please yes please yes please yes please yes please yes please yes please yes please yes please

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.


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