This is certainly a weird and wonderful hobby. As I began to plan for retirement a few years ago I decided I needed a retirement audio system, i.e.; a system that would keep me happy for a very long time on a fixed and limited income. So, when we moved to a tax friendly state and settled in 18 months ago, I began to replace my decade old system with newer stuff, PrimaLuna amp, decent cables, and finally, a replacement for my 8 year old Adcom GF750 CD player, a machine that really still sounds better than any DVD based gear I have heard. While I would have liked to buy the new Bryston CD player, the hefty price on a fixed income was prohibitive. (used Bryston players simply do not exist yet).
I have read a lot of good press about the Benchmark DAC and found one on E-Bay, a few years old but in good shape. I bought it and sent it off to Benchmark for current upgrades (a really good company to deal with). I got it back earlier this week and remembered something I had forgotten