Has anyone compared the two units? Which is a better headphones amp?
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Grace Design M903 vs. Benchmark DAC1 HDR?
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Way late on this one, but the DAC1 has better gain stage selectibility and a higher damping factor. Most people can't tell them apart, but occasionally there are nags about uneven frequency response from the Grace. I haven't gotten to the bottom of that. Also, the Benchmark runs native current from the DAC stage through the differential op-amps... all in current mode for the fastest transient response with the least distortion. Their THD+N is insanely low and it runs cooler than the Grace.
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