Quote:Don't think so. Here's what he said about the Benchmark's sound:
In a much earlier post, Mr. Krueger says a $25 sound card is as good as the best DAC. My questions are: Have Dac standards improved a lot over the last few years, so that this is true now but wasn't then? Or do you think that Mr. Aczel was really just juding the preamp? Or, was he also...misled?
What the Benchmark DAC1 HDR adds to or subtracts from its input signal is borderline unmeasurable, so the sonic character of its output is obviously the sonic character of its input. It’s as simple as that. It has no sound of its own.