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Benchmark DAC3 L (Silver) with Remote

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  • (DAC3 L - Silver FinisH, with Remote)

  • A New Reference - Going Beyond the Legendary DAC1 and DAC2

  • The DAC3 is Benchmark's newest 2-channel D/A converter featuring the newESS Technologies ES9028PRO converter chip. The DAC3 converter has lower THD and THD+N noise than Benchmark's DAC2 converter.

    Reference Performance

    The DAC3  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 analog output. This 4:1 summation provides a 6 dB noise reduction, and gives the DAC3 industry-leading performance.

    DAC3 vs. DAC2

    The DAC3builds upon Benchmark’s highly successful DAC2 product family. The DAC3 maintains the familiar DAC2 form factor and feature set, but adds the higher performance available from the new ES9028PRO D/A converter. The DAC3 offers the following improvements over the DAC2:

    • Active 2nd Harmonic Compensation
    • Active 3rd Harmonic Compensation
    • Lower THD+N
    • Lower passband ripple
    • Improved frequency response
    • Faster PLL lock times
    • Faster switching between input signals

Warranty Information


Benchmark Media Systems, Inc. optionally extends the standard one (1) year warranty to a period of five (5)* years from the date of delivery.

*For the extended warranty to become effective, the original purchaser must register the product at the time of purchase using the registration card, the online registration page, or or by calling Benchmark's Customer Service department. This optional warranty applies only to products purchased within the US and Canada and is extended only to the original purchaser.

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