Benchmark DAC3 B

Reference professional balanced DAC

  • ESS Technologies ES9028PRO converter chip
  • UltraLock3™ jitter attenuation system
  • Adjustable gain via internal jumpers
  • 5 digital inputs
  • Analogue XLR and RCA outputs
  • Harmonic Compensation
  • Multi-Mode Asynchronous USB Audio System
  • High-Headroom DSP
  • Quad 32-bit balanced D/A Conversion System
  • Distributed Power Regulation
  • Designed, assembled and tested in the USA
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Benchmark DAC3 B

Benchmark DAC3 B

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Reference Performance

The DAC3  delivers outstanding musical detail and precise stereo imaging. It employs an advanced high-headroom digital filter design, and a high-sample-rate Asynchronous USB Audio interface. All inputs are fully isolated from interface jitter by Benchmark's new UltraLock3™ jitter attenuation system.
Internal digital processing and conversion is 32-bits, and this processing includes 3.5 dB of headroom above 0 dBFS. This headroom prevents the DSP overloads that commonly occur in other D/A converters.
4 balanced 32-bit D/A converters are summed together to create each balanced analogue output. This 4:1 summation provides a 6dB noise reduction and gives the DAC3 industry-leading performance.


Box Contents:

  • DAC3 B
  • IEC power cable
  • USB type A to B data cable
  • User manual & safety instructions

technical specifications
H 45mm, W 249mm, D 216mm
DAC chipset
ESS Technologies ES9028PRO
PCM support
Up to 192kHz
DSD support
Up to DSD64
Digital inputs
USB type B, 2x coaxial RCA, 2x optical TosLink
Analogue output
-119dBFS, -116dB, 0.00016% (1kHz @ -3dBFS)
-137dB at 20Hz
Chassis material
Aircraft grade machined Aluminium


Elise Audio has a standard 14-day return / exchange policy for electronic products (DAC/DAP):

Must be returned in like-new factory condition 

Must include all original packaging and accessories

Please note that the return shipping cost is to be paid by the customer.

Returning products that raise hygiene concerns - Products that have contact with the ear, nose or throat can only be returned for a full refund if sent back sealed and in unused condition. This applies all in-ear monitors.

If you are dissatisfied with your product please get in touch with us. We may be able to offer credit for another purchase (subject to inspection of the returned product) or to purchase the product back as used if we can dispose of the item as B stock. Please note the products would need to be inspected before any final offers are made but, as a guidance only, a 20% restocking fee will be applied on most in-ear monitors.

Custom made products - Products that have been custom made to the customer's specification cannot be returned for a refund or credit under this policy.

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We offer a range of delivery options to suit your purchasing needs. The options are presented to you at the checkout, in an easy to understand way.

Most orders for In-Stock items are shipped within 1 to 3 business days (Monday to Friday, except bank holidays), subject to stock availability and security checks. Please ensure you provide a valid phone number for us to contact you should verification of your identity be required.

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Products purchased from Elise Audio are supplied with a manufacturer warranty that is specified on the product page on our website. Most products come with a 1Y manufacturer warranty (or 3 months for B-grade, open box, refurbished, ex-demo and second hand items).

The manufacturer's warranties are limited to physical defects in the materials, parts and workmanship used in making the product. Abnormal conditions, deliberate abuse and damage due to accidents, operator's error, or unauthorized service attempts are excluded from any warranty claims.

Faulty goods returned under the manufacturers warranty are to be returned to Elise Audio at the cost of the customer. Elise Audio will cover the cost of shipping the repaired or replacement product back to the customer.

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