Print

Print


Nope, but DSD downloads are the latest rage now with something called DoP
allowing integration with traditional PCM environments. Check Channel
Classics. And, owners of a Playstation 1 can rip SACDs through some hackery.
The new box has more inputs, digital pass-through, and an interesting
digital attenuation scheme, in parallel with analog, depending on the input.
Some say async USB is better, and the driver supports higher rates, though
the one unit I tried of that type wasn't as good sonically as the DAC1. I'd
like to know more about this +3.5 dBfs headroom deal...

Sorry, list, this is probably too off topic. I meant to write to Tom
privately.

-----Original Message-----
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tom Fine
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 7:28 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Benchmark DAC1 Silver faced, plus original packaging
and manual

I don't see what that does different from the DAC1Pre. Where can you get
something that streams DSD? 
SACD players don't, do they?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carl Pultz" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 6:32 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Benchmark DAC1 Silver faced, plus original packaging
and manual


> Tom, did you see that they've released a DAC2? Drool, drool, want!
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tom Fine
> Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 6:12 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Benchmark DAC1 Silver faced, plus original packaging
and
> manual
>
> For sale, an excellent condition, unscuffed and perfectly working
Benchmark
> DAC1. Just like this one
> that recently sold on eBay:
>
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Benchmark-DAC1-Digital-to-Analog-Convertor-Silver-Fa
> ce-/110963108676
>
> Except this one comes with the original box and manual. Also included is
the
> BNC-to-RCA adapter for
> the coaxial SPDIF input.
>
> $575 with free shipping to USA addresses.
>
> Ping off-list if interested.
>
> -- Tom Fine
>