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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jakeintrepid's picture

Nice piece of gear! From a nice company. I would like to have this.

Phil Sommers's picture
Benchmark DAC2

This would help my system.  Thanks for the chance to win.

cokemachineglow's picture
AS I have no dac currently I

AS I have no dac currently I think this one would fit the bill quite nicely! Do send please!



vrax's picture
Oh, Sweet Benchmark DAC2 HGC...

...with you, my heart will be full!  Please, be mine! heart

TeflonScoundrel's picture
Hoping against hope

Please let it be mine

brendanh's picture
Dear Stereophile...

I deserve this... really!

Doktor Avalanche's picture
Fingers Crossed and All That

Would be a very nice addition. 

RolfeZ's picture

Would love to upgrade from my DAC1

katondepena's picture
If I don't win this, my wife

If I don't win this, my wife will kill me if I buy another piece of audio equipment this year. Thanks in advance for saving my life.

wellsight's picture
Benchmark DAC

I'd like one of these.

wellsight's picture
Benchmark DAC

I'd really like one of these.

ophan's picture
Benchmark DAC2 HGC

I'm in.

buckaroo's picture
Fingers crossed

Me and my Sennheisers are hopeful we win.

WesternWolf's picture
Dac it to me!


aliahk's picture
It's my birthday today and

It's my birthday today and this week I broke my laptopb screen, my washing mashine and today also my digital tv t-tuner. Please turn my bad luck streak!!!!


Chears from a real music lover

cclay's picture

Me please!

JUNO-106's picture
Sign me up!

Sign me up!

georgehifi's picture
Benchmark Dac II HGC Sweepstakes

I love freebee's, and this would really set me off.


Cheers George

manynvt's picture
Me too - Thanks

Me too - Thanks

tjmack25's picture
and someday this will be

and someday this will be mine, oh yes it will!

stereoGoodness's picture
would work nicely in my

would work nicely in my system

rockoqatsi's picture
My FLAC library...

...would be very happy indeed.

Triode Breath's picture
great products

This would be swell.

mcd0234's picture
want it

gods i want one of these so badly

saronian's picture
192 or Bust

Free DAC, I'm in.

n00b3at3r's picture

Benchmark DAC2 HGC FTW!!!

jmq's picture
I'd like to take it home with me, I'd love to take it home!

Maybe they can use this one for the Beatles mono lps?

bball3748's picture
hope I win...

hope I win...

Ammskore's picture
I want one!

Sign me up!

Ammskore's picture
I want one!

Sign me up!

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