Benchmark began in 1983 as the “Benchmark Sound Company”, a small operation working out of a garage in Garland, Texas, founded by Allen H. Burdick, he began by building very high-performance audio equipment to meet the specialised needs of television broadcast facilities. The company quickly grew, and was incorporated as Benchmark Media Systems, March 5, 1985. Benchmark expanded into additional audio markets, and relocated to Allen’s home town, Syracuse, NY. To this day, all Benchmark products are designed, assembled and tested in our Syracuse facility.
Benchmark products are designed and built by audio enthusiasts. They are musicians, audiophiles and audio professionals who are passionate about audio quality. They also are passionate about the durability and build quality of our products. When you see the Benchmark name on an audio product you can be assured that the product has been designed to be sonically neutral and transparent.This means that Benchmark are focused on building products that have an accurate impulse response. It also means that their products produce very little distortion or noise. If you are looking to add a warm veil of even-harmonic distortion, you have also come to the wrong place. On the other hand, if you are looking for accurate, clean, and transparent audio equipment, you will enjoy Benchmark products so please feel free to come into HFL to give them a listen.