Benchmark DAC3L/B BlackBM-DAC3L/B
The DAC3L/B in black is the latest D/A converter from Benchmark which implements the ESS Technology ES9028PRO chip, achieving lower THD+N, 2nd and 3rd harmonic distortion compensation, improved power management, over sampling filters and, when combined with Benchmark’s UltraLock3™ technology, near instantaneous input switching and phase locked loop, with undetectable jitter.
The improvements don’t stop there though, with greater dynamic range and a wider frequency response, the specifications eclipse those of the DAC2.
The DAC3 L model offers analogue pre amplifier inputs but removes the dual headphone amplifier found in the HGC. The DAC3 DX, removes the analogue pre amplifier section to accommodate an AES digital input but retains the dual headphone amplifier.
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.
- 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