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.]

wendellkb's picture

looks like an improvement

awehns's picture

lucky day?

yage's picture

I always liked the Benchmark DAC's...

jokeka's picture

count me in.

lionelag's picture

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

dankam's picture

"Benchmark the sound"

JaredBeebe's picture

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

bullfr's picture

Amazing website. Thanks !

Osaroh's picture

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

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

Bixby's picture

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

Please make my day! ;)

Craig Simon's picture

Sure would look good in my system!

Cabbagehead's picture

I'd love to add this to my system

ksmaguro's picture

Rockin' contest!

Reverend Amish's picture

Pick me!

salemtubes's picture

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

MatthewTLea's picture

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

eliotc's picture


rbbert's picture

This would work out just fine for me...

rpali's picture

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

cpnelsonjunya's picture

Please and Thank you

William Liu's picture

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 thing. 

4ball's picture

That is a beautiful DAC!

guitarist8's picture

I'll take one!

pwf2739's picture

Not likely to win but why not register. 

Vidfreaky's picture

count me in

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


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