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    Default Benchmark Dac1 HDR vs Bel Canto 2.5 vs Benchmark Dac2 HGC???

    Hello,

    Has anyone compared these two Dacs? I have the Benchmark Dac1 HDR now,and I wonder if the Bel Canto would be an Upgarde or a lateral move? Also, any thoughts on the newer Benchmark DAC2 HGC?

    I will be using the Dac as a Pre-amp also,straight to the Amp.

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    No info?
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    Lateral, I have listened to both in the same system---very, very difficult to tell them apart. IIRC, the BM had more connection options.

    Source: Squeezebox Touch/CIA Power Supply
    DAC: Benchmark DAC/PRE
    Linestage: Placette RVC Passive
    Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz View Post
    Lateral, I have listened to both in the same system---very, very difficult to tell them apart. IIRC, the BM had more connection options.
    Thanks!
    Linn AV5140 fronts
    Linn AV5120 Center
    Linn AV5140 Rears
    M&K MX-70 Sub for Music
    Odyssey Mono-Blocs
    SVS Ultra-13 Gloss Black:D

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    You bet, toss a coin on this one--they're both great DAC's.

    Source: Squeezebox Touch/CIA Power Supply
    DAC: Benchmark DAC/PRE
    Linestage: Placette RVC Passive
    Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
    Subwoofer: SVS PB12-NSD

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    I'm keeping the Dac1 HDR for now,but I see a Dac2 HGC in my near future
    Linn AV5140 fronts
    Linn AV5120 Center
    Linn AV5140 Rears
    M&K MX-70 Sub for Music
    Odyssey Mono-Blocs
    SVS Ultra-13 Gloss Black:D

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