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Benchmark DAC2 HGC Review

Introduction to the Benchmark DAC2 HGCI think it’s fair to refer to the Benchmark DAC2 HGC as a DAC since that is its official title, or a headphone amplifier but the owner’s manual refers to it as a ‘Reference Stereo Preamplifier’. Whatever you call it, this little box does a lot. I reviewed it mostly as a DAC but tried out the preamp and headphone functions as well.BENCHMARK DAC2 HGC SPECIFICATIONSDesign: Stereo DAC, Preamp and Headphone AmplifierConnections: Inputs (analog): 2 x Stereo...

Tisbury Audio Mini Passive Preamplifier

Whilst we have the Tellurium Q Iridium in the set up and I’ve got so used to it, I thought I’d take the opportunity to have a play with a little passive pre amp that Jerry had recommended I have a listen to.The pre in question is the Tisbury Audio “Mini Passive Preamplifier”.Tisbury are a small, UK based outfit that at the moment manufacture just the one product and sell direct. The Mini Passive Preamplifier is available in three flavours: Single Out – 3 inputs and 1 variable output. Parallel...

Swan 6.2F Floorstanding Speakers

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total) User ReviewsOverall Rating:Value Rating: Submitted by kevin741 a Audio EnthusiastDate Reviewed: June 30, 2007Bottom Line:   I would like to say the 6.2 at this price is untouchable by any speaker out there in this and sub 4000 dollar range. sound-stage is huge mids are clean bass is tight and highs...