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.

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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.

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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.]

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jdpalmer1's picture
Oooohhh Ooohhh Pick Me!

This would be a great way to start my next upgrade cycle.

markhenninger's picture
I'll take that please

Nice contest. Can't wait to listen to it!

silverblues's picture
DAC

Count me in!

kchuang's picture
Benchmark DAC2 HGC

Seems like  a significant upgrade- Would love to see a full review in comparison to some of the others in its price range !

smward's picture
benchmark

So this could be my reference.

pyim's picture
Benchmark DAC2

I would love to win one to pair with headphones (HD650, and maybe HD800) !

Aelussa's picture
Yep

I'd certainly like to win that!

mstott's picture
perfect

replacement for the airport built-in dac!

Modi Hammarstedt's picture
I could use one of these

It'd be nice to win since I'm a broke college student!

zen2000's picture
great for my Logitech touch

would be great for my logitech touch!

tlayman's picture
I'd love a good DAC!!

Maybe this will be it!!

smorzando's picture
Stereophile is the bomb

 

 

Wow. This is a beautiful contest. I would do a handstand if I won this.

quadlover's picture
Benchmark Dac2 Sweepstakes

What a wonderful bargain.  I would love to replace my Benchmark Dac with this unit.

Tonko Papic's picture
Ooooh!!! If I win I will

Ooooh!!!

If I win I will have the better DAC in the world.

Best Regards from Chile

auee's picture
Great opportunity....

for an excellent product.

bplexico's picture
Hello Again!

This would be a most welcome addition  to my home!

 

rbnbob's picture
Benchmark DAC2

Oh, to own a Benchmark!

Rxcobb's picture
Here's to hoping

Would be a great addition to my stuff.

jjgr's picture
How's it sound?

Would be cool to compare to my first gen DAC1 which has served me well for 6+ years.  Pick me!

mshelix's picture
DAC2

Looking forward to Stereophile's review

dynamicmad's picture
Hello

To DAC or not to DAC that is the question.

rodelp00@yahoo.com's picture
I have been wanting to get a benchmark DAC...

I have been wanting to get a benchmark DAC but cannot see myself pluncking close to $2000.00 for a DAC...but this maybe an opportunity...

icb's picture
Benchmark DAC2 HGC

Looks great, can't wait to hear how it sounds. ; )

Heavyp's picture
In need of DAC!

I want one!

mfoster's picture
Benchmark DAC2

I love Sterophile!  You keep giving us great opportunities to win outstanding equipment!  Thanks!

apalena's picture
I want it so bad! I have been

I want it so bad! I have been through half a dozen DACs and I have not found one that I have truly fallen in love with. I can't wait to try out a benchmark. 

jamesk's picture
Benchmark DAC

This may cure my digititus!

AndrewARCH's picture
Benchmark DAC2

I would love this!

AndrewARCH's picture
Benchmark DAC2

I would love this!

alemon74's picture
DAC-ATTACK!

must.have.dac.....!

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