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    Default Benchmark DAC-1 on the way....

    Well, I pulled the trigger. Hell this solves 2 problems at once, now I have headphone jacks and a killer DAC. This thing had so many outstanding reviews, that many people can't be wrong; and for the snobs at Stereophile to give it "product of the year" and cost less than $47,000 bucks, thats cool too.

    Picked up a Signal Cable digital XLR cable for input. ($39)

    Review to come....
    Last edited by steveinaz; 02-19-2005 at 01:00 PM.

    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD (flac)
    DAC/Preamp: Benchmark DAC/PRE
    Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
    Cables: Kimber Hero/8TC; DH Labs D-75

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    I know a lot of headphone junkies love to use it as their headphone amp.

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    The headphone section appears to be real good, just an added plus for me.

    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD (flac)
    DAC/Preamp: Benchmark DAC/PRE
    Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
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    Benchmark DAC-1

    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD (flac)
    DAC/Preamp: Benchmark DAC/PRE
    Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
    Cables: Kimber Hero/8TC; DH Labs D-75

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    Benchmark DAC-1, rear:

    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD (flac)
    DAC/Preamp: Benchmark DAC/PRE
    Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
    Cables: Kimber Hero/8TC; DH Labs D-75

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    Default the guts....

    DAC-1, guts:

    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD (flac)
    DAC/Preamp: Benchmark DAC/PRE
    Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
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    The only thing that's missing is a tube :)

    Looks neat, have fun.

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    Back orders are getting filled, supposed to be shipped this Thursday...

    Waiting for this thing is killing me!

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    DAC/Preamp: Benchmark DAC/PRE
    Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
    Cables: Kimber Hero/8TC; DH Labs D-75

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    Let us know how you like it! Ive considered that DAC as well!

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    Absolutely. I'll burn it in for 3 days and post a review. The more I read about it, the more excited I get. I have yet to read a single negative comment.

    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD (flac)
    DAC/Preamp: Benchmark DAC/PRE
    Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
    Cables: Kimber Hero/8TC; DH Labs D-75

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