2 channel A/D converter
After over two years of development, Benchmark has begun shipping the new ADC1. The ADC1 is a 2-channel 24-bit 192kHz A/D converter designed for the most demanding professional audio recording applications. The half-wide unit can be installed in a 1RU space with a second ADC1, a blank panel, or another half-wide unit such as the Benchmark DAC1. Designed to provide the very-highest performance, the ADC1 is a superior value at $1,775.
"This is the converter that so many of our DAC1 customers have been asking for," said Allen Burdick, President of Benchmark Media. "It perfectly complements the DAC1 in both appearance and performance. Now our customers can find freedom from digital artifacts caused by jitter and aliasing."
The exclusive UltraLock(tm) circuit provides jitter-free performance while automatically locking to any incoming clock source including word clock, super clock, and AES. The front-panel gain controls make it easy to adjust input levels, while the 9-segment full-digital meters clearly and accurately display all transient events to help the user avoid clipping. The optical output supports both AES and ADAT formats (including ADAT SMUX) providing maximum flexibility. The separate, fully-independent auxiliary output can follow the main output, or be used to feed a second recording device at a lower resolution.
Regarding the extended product development effort for the ADC1, Allen Burdick said, "I would have loved to see this product ship sooner, but Benchmark won't rush a product to market. We took the time to do it right, and I'm confident the market will appreciate the sensational performance."
Benchmark Media Systems, Inc. is a privately-held manufacturer of ultra-high-quality audio equipment. Benchmark has been in business since 1978 providing leading-edge performance to broadcasters, recording studios, sound reinforcement contractors, and home audiophiles.