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DAC1 HDR Benchmark
The DAC1 HDR preserves the exact topology and sound of the audio path in the classic DAC1, while adding some of the most frequently requested features.
Benchmark's proprietary UltraLock clock system achieves an unprecedented immunity to jitter. Many modern (and expensive) converters suffer from significant jitter-induced distortion, generating non-musical sideband tones and digital distortion. Benchmark's highly-regarded UltraLock™ clock system ensures that jitter is never a problem, even under extreme conditions.
Even in the presence of extremely high input jitter, no jitter-induced artifacts can be detected on the outputs of the DAC1 HDR (using state-of-the-art testing equipment by Audio Precision). UltraLock™ will block more then 12.5 UI of jitter (@ 1 kHz). The UltraLock™ clock system easily outperforms even the best-designed two-stage PLL designs.
The bottom line is this: Benchmark converters will consistently and faithfully deliver truthful audio without jitter-induced artifacts, no matter what variables are present.
The DAC1 HDR has all of the features of the DAC1 plus:
Remote control (optional metal IR remote)
High-quality motor-driven Alps volume control
Dim, Mute and Standby functions
Relay-selected analog inputs
USB Audio 1.1 interface (96 kHz, 24 bits)
1 additional digital input for a total of 3 coaxial, 1 optical, and 1 USB
Rotary input selector
High-quality gold-plated machined RCA connectors
Concealed calibration trimmers (to prevent tampering)
Programmable headphone gain with 3 settings (0 dB, -10 dB, and -20 dB)
Programmable mute switch on left headphone jack
Benchmark's award-winning DAC1 has become a standard in the finest recording studios and mastering rooms. Audio engineers rely of the accurate, uncolored, and precise sound of Benchmark DAC1 converters. The DAC1 is free from digital artifacts and its sound has a true analog character that eliminates the fatigue caused by many digital devices. All DAC1 converters are designed for professional applications, but many audiophiles have discovered the smooth and detailed sound of the DAC1. Benchmark's professional DAC1 converters have become a centerpiece in may home listening rooms.
The DAC1 HGC is a reference-quality professional converter that is equally suited for the finest audiophile systems.
" Using the DAC1 to power a pair of Sennheiser HD600 headphones, I was completely impressed with the DAC1's sound quality. When I learned that it could also decode almost every PCM bit depth and sample rate and that it could function as a preamplifier, I was shocked and delighted. Not long after that session, I bought an original DAC1. Since then it has, well, set the benchmark for an all-in-one digital-to-analog converter, volume control, and headphone amplifier."
Read more at https://www.stereophile.com/content/benchmark-dac1-pre-usb-da-headphone-amplifier-dac1-hdr-september-2010#XwePtA8OF2KS7s7f.99
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