BENCHMARK MEDIA: AHB2 power amplifier – test review

Stereophile: I first saw Benchmark’s AHB2 stereo power amplifier at the 2013 Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, in New York City. On silent display in Benchmark’s booth on the convention floor, its compact size and comprehensive features made the amp immediately attractive, and the design was described as a departure from traditional analog and […]

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Benchmark DAC, LFD Audio LS3 linestage, an irritated wife, Joni Michell and a lesson learned.

Originally published June 2006 Just like you I understand that our connection to music comes from multiple angles: emotional, analytical, as a student, as a teacher, as a critic or just casually. Moreover irrespective of how we are connecting we can easily tell when we like something or we don’t Neither you nor I need […]

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BENCHMARK MEDIA: DAC2 HGC Digital-to-Analog Converter test review

John Gatski writes …… Although the Benchmark DAC2 HGC does not look that different from the old DAC1 series, its performance and feature set is so much more advanced. A boost in playback resolution and refined smoothness make it much closer to live music, and the addition of DSD compatibility opens up more possibilities in […]

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Ask an expert: Benchmark DAC into Meridian G08

Hello Howard. I have read HFA now for some months, deriving great pleasure and stimulation from it’s diverse contents… around the pursuit of the art of listening to music. Interested in recent exchange around the benchmark dac1. I currently have a meridian g08, along with a range of meridian pre power equipment of varying ages […]

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