Benchmark DAC3 HGC/B BlackBM-DAC3HGC/B
The DAC3 HGC/B Converter in black delivers outstanding musical detail and precise stereo imaging.
It employs an advanced high-headroom digital filter design, and a high-sample-rate Asynchronous USB Audio interface.
All inputs are fully isolated from interface jitter by Benchmark's new UltraLock3™ jitter attenuation system.
Internal digital processing and conversion is 32-bits, and this processing includes 3.5 dB of headroom above 0 dBFS. This headroom prevents the DSP overloads that commonly occur in other D/A converters.
Four balanced 32-bit D/A converters are summed together to create each balanced analogue output. This 4:1 summation provides a 6 dB noise reduction, and gives the DAC3 industry-leading performance.
The DAC3 provides the cleanest, most direct path to your power amplifier. No additional "preamplifier" is required or recommended unless your system includes a turntable. If so, your phono preamplifier should be connected to one pair of analogue line-level inputs.
In any system, the most transparent performance will always be achieved when the DAC3 is connected directly to a power amplifier.
- Sample Rate Display
- Word Length Display
- Digital Inputs (5 total)
- Analog Inputs (2 total)
- Analog Outputs (3 total)
- Digital Pass Through
- Native DSD Conversion
- Polarity Switch
- Asynchronous USB 2.0
- Driverless Asynchronous USB 1.1
- Home Theatre Bypass
- Bi-Directional 12 Volt Trigger
- Low Power Consumption
- Hybrid Gain Control
- High-Headroom DSP
- UltraLock3™ Jitter Attenuation System
- Quad 32-bit balanced D/A Conversion System
- Multi-Mode Asynchronous USB Audio System
- Distributed Power Regulation
- In Black