Benchmark Media Ships New DAC1 Front Panel Option

A new front-panel option for the Benchmark DAC1 without rack-mount ears and with a bright aluminum finish is now available.
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A new front-panel option for the Benchmark DAC1 without rack-mount ears and with a bright aluminum finish is now available.

"Numerous users have requested a version of the DAC1 without the rack mount ears," said Allen Burdick, President of Benchmark Media. "This option allows them to place the DAC1 comfortably next to a computer or in a home entertainment center."

The original black faceplate is still available for fixed rack-mount system installation. Mount the DAC1 with a second DAC1, a blank panel, or other half-wide Benchmark products such as the new ADC1. The price of the DAC1 remains the same with either front panel.

The Benchmark DAC1 has been popular in both recording studios and home music systems. Stereophile Magazine named the DAC1 "Product of the Year" for 2004. Meanwhile, Michael Wagener, recording engineer for Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica and Janet Jackson says, "The DAC1 lets me hear what's really going on in my mix."

DAC1 Q1 sales have doubled over the previous year. Benchmark has seen significant market growth during 2005 and currently has a commanding lead in the high-end two channel converter product category.

For more information on Benchmark, visit www.benchmarkmedia.com.