Benchmark DAC1 USB - Rackmount No Longer Available

2-channel 24-bit / 192kHz (96kHz over USB) Digital-to-analog Converter and Interface, Rackmount Version
Item ID: DAC1usbR

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Discover the Real Sound of Your Audio!

If you're looking for a 2-channel, mastering-quality digital-to-analog converter that connects to your computer via USB, then you have to check out the Benchmark DAC1 USB. Through intelligent engineering, Benchmark has pushed the limits of USB-based digital audio conversion and merged this new capability with some award-winning innovations. The DAC1 USB is a mastering-level, 2-channel 192-kHz 24-bit digital-to-analog audio converter featuring Benchmark's AdvancedUSB Audio technology, UltraLock clock system, and HPA2 headphone amplifier. And because the pristine audio path of the original DAC1 made it a benchmark of standalone D-to-A conversion, the improved DAC1 USB gives you a perfect combination of modern innovation and proven success.

One of the most important parts of any D/A converter is its clocking capability. The DAC1 USB uses Benchmark's UltraLock clock-recovery system, which is widely regarded as one of the finest digital clocking systems on the market. The UltraLock clock-recovery system stands up to the standards set by other professional digital conversion experts, and excels where it really counts: in serious production studios. Armed with this technology, the DAC1 USB's converters give you consistent and faithful audio without introducing jitter.

Benchmark's AdvancedUSB Audio technology gives the DAC1 USB a remarkable performance capability. The DAC1 USB supports true bit-transparent 24-bit/96kHz digital audio over USB, unlike other USB audio interfaces that truncate off 8 bits of every digital audio. Truncating digital audio causes severe, non-musical digital distortion. To let you dig in deeper into your mix, the DAC1 USB also features a HPA2 headphone amplifier that boasts a 0-ohm output impedance for maximum sound quality. And the DAC1 USB features other useful functions too, such as a programmable headphone gain range, an automatic standby mode, and a high-current output stage designed to drive even the most difficult loads with ease.

Benchmark DAC1 USB Digital-to-Analog Converter Features at a Glance:
  • UltraLock clock-recovery system for untral low jittter
  • AdvancedUSB Audio Technology allows for up to 24-bit / 96kHz streaming over USB
  • HPA2 Headphone Amplifier with programable gain range
  • Instant plug-and-play compatibility with both Windows Vista/XP and Mac OS CX2 channels of S/PDIF, AES/EBU, optical, or USB digital audio input
  • Input sample frequency range: 28kHz - 195kHz
  • 2 Gold-Pin Neutrik male XLR balanced outputs
  • 2 unbalanced RCA outputs
  • 1/2U wide, 1 U high
  • Width: 9.5" (249mm)
  • Height: 1.725" (44.5mm)
  • Weight: 3.5 lbs.
Get uncompromising sonic integrity at an incredible value with Benchmark's DAC1 USB!

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Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 500-14050-000

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See also: A/D Converters, Benchmark, Benchmark AD/DA Converters, Benchmark Misc Digital Converters