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    F/S: Benchmark AHB2

    Selling my Benchmark AHB2, as I have downsized / simplified my setup and moved to a pair of Kef LS60s. The unit has a black faceplate (non-rackmount version), and 2 Benchmark 10 ft NL2 speaker cables are included. The unit is in great condition, and it has never given me any problems. Original...
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    Benchmark AHB2 vs Monoprice 605030, what would happen in a subjective test?

    I have a DIY project that will require a powerful amp (or two mono amps). This is for high fi speakers, not subwoofers. I am tempted to use two Monoprice 605030 amps in bridged mode. @4ohms they make about 500watts similar to using two of the Benchmark AHB2. The $ difference is significant. I...
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    Is the Benchmark AHB2, in mono mode, really better than my Mark Levinson No. 536 monoblocks?

    I have two Benchmark AHB2s ordered. I'm driving Revel F328Be speakers with the Mark Levinson No. 536 monos. I have a Pass XA25 sat aside. I bought the Revel/ML gear thinking that Samsung/Harman would have a lot to offer in their top products. They talk about their blind testing as has Amir. They...
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    What do you Benchmark fans/users think?

    In this post I will address the one criticism I have about Benchmark products and I would love to hear what others think on this topic. Please note that the intent of this post is not to knock down the products but for us buyers and users to give valuable feedback to Benchmark so hopefully they...
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    Benchmark AHB2 germinated my peppers

    Habaneros and ghost peppers can be tough to germinate. Here's how my Benchmark AHB2 helped me out: 1. Soak pepper seeds in diluted chamomile tea overnight. Discard floaters, small seeds, discolored seeds 2. Spread remaining seeds on a damp paper towel and place inside a labeled ziploc bag 3...
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    Rme ADI 2 into HPA4, non balanced to balanced?

    What are the pros and cons of using a single dac versus a balanced design. Considering it is feeding into balanced topology to a balanced headphone with my benchmark hpa4... It's the only thing in my chain that is not balanced. Is this fine? I considered implementation to be more important. But...
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