I’m selling my great sounding Benchmark DAC2 HGC DAC/Preamp in excellent condition. I am the original owner and the unit was operated in a smoke, child and pet-free environment. Rated in the A+ class in Stereophile 2017 Recommended Components Digital Processors category. Look at the Stereophile review: https://www.stereophile.com/content/benchmark-dac2-hgc-da-processorheadphone-amplifier
The DAC2 converter has lower noise and lower distortion than Benchmark’s DAC1 converter. The performance of the DAC2 exceeds the measurement limits of some of today’s best test equipment.
The unit has benefited from some audio passive tweaks, which have greatly increased the listening pleasure. I have installed 2 Bybee Slipstream Purifiers ($190 USD) on the 120 VAC input which reduces noise and improves the overall signal, to produce better detail resolution and greater warmth and harmonic richness.
I’ve also installed 5 Synergistic Research ECT ($295 USD) devices on specific chipsets. With ECT’s you hear music with a lower noise floor, higher resolution and a significant increase in soundstage scale with improved mid-range clarity and low frequency control.
These tweaks were professionally installed by a certified electronics technician (me) and do not alter in any way, the original circuitry design of the Benchmark.
The DAC comes with the Original Box, Remote, Manual, Power Cord, and after-market basic USB cord. At asking price, I will include insured shipping to CONUS/Canada and absorb Paypal fees. The unit will be shipped in the original shipping box to your confirmed PayPal address. Buy with confidence by looking at my 100% Audiogon/ Canuck Audiomart ratings.