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Benchmark DAC1 Pre (Used) – No Longer Available

Reference-quality professional converter

Product Description

The Benchmark DAC1 Pre features 5 digital inputs and two relay-selected analog inputs.

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 PRE is a reference-quality professional converter that is equally suited for the finest audiophile systems.

FEATURES

The DAC1 PRE preserves the exact topology and sound of the audio path in the classic DAC1, while adding some of the most frequently requested features.

The DAC1 PRE has all of the features of the DAC1 plus:

  • 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
  • Made in the USA

Product Specifications

Condition Used / Vintage
Width 9.5 in
Depth 8.5 in
Height 1.7 in
Unit Weight 3.5 lb
Chassis Desktop
Channels Dual-Channel
Number of Inputs 2
Digital Inputs 2
Input Connectors AES/EBU XLR, Optical
Number of Outputs 2
Analog Outputs 4
Output Connectors Analog XLR, RCA
Maximum Sampling Rate 192 kHz

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I would like to thank VK for the wonderful sales assistance, service and prices. This was my first purchase with you and it won't be my last. I only wish I'd discovered you years ago!
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In almost 20 years in Pro audio buying, never did I receive a unit so well packed and exactly as described. Works flawlessly. The whole process has been so smooth. I will never hesitate to do business with you guys in the future and will recommend you to everyone I know.
Martin C.
This was my first experience buying something from Vintage King (although I surf the "used" categories on the website frequently!), and, despite being on the other side of the world, I had absolutely no trouble and everything went very smoothly.
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