DAC3B is the most stripped-down model from Benchmark's acclaimed DAC3 D to A converter range. Featuring the same circuit-board and audio path as Benchmark's flagship DAC3 HGC model, the 3B is capable of the same excellent performance every time, and also retains the optional remote capabilities, programmable auto-on and 12v trigger function from it’s larger brother.

The DAC3B sheds some weight in terms of controls and I/O in comparison to the HGC. Volume control, analogue inputs, mute/polarity controls have all been eliminated along with the headphone amplifier circuit. The bare-bones format of the 3B model makes it a great choice for professional or studio users, and also serves as an excellent partner for existing owners of Benchmark’s LA4 line amplifier and HPA4 headphone amp models.

Main Features

  • Sample Rate Display
  • Word Length Display
  • 5 Digital Inputs
  • 2 Stereo Analog Outputs (1 RCA, 1 XLR)
  • Digital Pass Through
  • Native DSD Conversion
  • Control-lock Switch
  • Asynchronous USB 2.0
  • Driverless Asynchronous USB 1.1
  • Bi-Directional 12 Volt Trigger
  • Power Switch
  • Low Power Consumption
  • ES9028PRO Converter


SNR A-Weighted:
125 dB, 128 dB
SNR Unweighted:
123 dB, 126 dB
-114 dBFS, -113 dB, 0.00022% (1 kHz @ -1 dBFS)
Frequency response:
-0.015 dB at 10 Hz (@ Fs=48 kHz)
-130 dB at 1 kHz
Max amplitude:
< -144 dB (Jitter inc sidebands)

Physical Properties

249 mm
44.5 mm
216 mm (behind front panel)
½ Rack Wide, 1 RU High


Nominal Input Voltage:
100 – 240V (VAC RMS)
50-60 Hz
< 0.5 W
Typical Program:
12 W
5 x 20 mm (2 required)

Authorised Retail Partners

Kingscote Audio
Winters Audio
Purite Audio

Authorised Retail Partners

Kingscote Audio
Winters Audio
Purite Audio
SSP (inc VAT) £ 1,849.00
EAN 602573174180