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Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus Digital to Analogue Converter & Preamplifier

Cambridge Audio



DacMagic Plus Digital to Analogue Converter & Preamplifier 

The DacMagic Plus has fantastic new features including wireless device connectivity and stunning audio performance from music of all formats. Thanks to twin DACs it instantly improves audio fidelity from all your favourite digital products allowing you to make your computer, TV, Blu-ray player and other devices a true part of your hi-fi system.


Pure Purpose 

The DacMagic Plus works by taking a direct digital audio signal from your computer, TV or other device - bypassing their built-in digital to analogue converters. This signal is then carefully analysed and upgraded using our ATF2 upsampling system. Once this process is complete, the DacMagic Plus outputs your music as a much purer analogue signal straight to your amplifier.

Custom developed by our dedicated team in the heart of London, DacMagic Plus is totally flexible and supports digital music of all formats. It even allows you to upgrade 24-bit music files stored on your PC for better-than-CD performance from your digital music collection. Watch the video above to find out why our proprietary ATF2 upsampling technology makes such a difference to the sound produced by our DACs.

 



Wireless Connectivity

By linking our plug-and-play BT100 wireless audio receiver to the DacMagic Plus, you can also stream music wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or any gadget that supports Bluetooth*. Additionally, if your device supports the superior aptX CODEC Bluetooth encoding, you can stream lossless CD quality music from your device to the DacMagic Plus.

*Optional BT100 audio receiver required

 


Additional Service

As well as controlling and playing music that’s stored on your computer or smartphone, streaming services like Spotify and Last FM can be shared with your hi-fi in stunning quality.

 

 

 

DIGITAL TO ANALOGUE CONVERTERS

Dual Wolfson WM8740 24-bit DACs

DIGITAL FILTER

Analog Devices ADSP21261 DSP; upsampling to 24-bit/384kHz


ANALOGUE FILTER

2-Pole Dual Differential Bessel Double Virtual Earth Balanced


FREQUENCY RESPONSE

20Hz to 20kHz (±0.1dB)*


THD @ 1KHZ 0DBFS

<0.001% 24-bit


THD @ 1KHZ -10DBFS

<0.001%


THD @ 20KHZ 0DBFS

<0.002%


SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO

-112dBr


TOTAL CORRELATED JITTER

<130pS


CROSSTALK @ 1KHZ

< -130dB


CROSSTALK @ 20KHZ

< -112dB


OUTPUT IMPEDANCE

<50 Ohms


MAX. OUTPUT LEVEL (UNBALANCED)

2.1V rms


MAX. OUTPUT LEVEL (BALANCED)

4.2V rms (2.1V per phase)


DIGITAL INPUT WORD WIDTHS SUPPORTED

16-24bit


DIGITAL INPUT SAMPLING FREQUENCIES SUPPORTED

32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz**, 192kHz


AUDIO OUTPUT UPSAMPLING

Fixed 24-bit/384kHz


MAX POWER CONSUMPTION

12W


COLOUR

Black or silver


DIMENSIONS (HXWXD)

52 x 215 x 191mm; (2.0 x 8.6 x 7.6”)


WEIGHT

1.2kg/2.6lbs


HEADPHONE OUTPUT

 

THD

at 1kHz 0dBFS 24-bit signal with 22kHz low pass filter = 0.001% at 20khz 0dBFS 24-bit signal with 80kHz low pass filter = 0.003%


S/N

-111dBrA


FREQUENCY RESPONSE

10Hz - 100kHz


RECOMMEND HEADPHONE IMPEDANCE

32 Ohm to 600 Ohm


*

Steep filter disabled


**

Digital 1 & 2 Inputs only

 

"If you are contemplating putting together a high-quality desktop audio system, or adding computer audio to an existing system, you will be hard pressed to find any DAC/Preamp that includes a more useful feature set or better sound for the DacMagic's £350 pricetag. Yes, it's a great value. Yes, it delivers excellent sonics. And yes, the Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus has earned my recommendation as the new benchmark for DAC performance with a price under £600."

 "...the DacMagic turns the often iffy sound of MP3s into high-end audio."

 

Read full review on The Independent 

''It was perfectly placed as the digital-to-analogue converter – that's a DAC to the uninitiated – re-emerged as a popular way to give your digital system a sonic boost.'' 

 

Read full review on What Hifi here. 

 

''The DACs inside provide a beautiful detailed sound along with a clear and concise soundstage that most would find hard to criticize. It would be a crime for me as a reviewer to not recommend the Cambridge DacMagic.''

 

Read full review on Home TheaterHifi here.  

 

"DacMagic Plus is a fantastic audio component and an even more phenomenal value for the money... It may get you thinking up new ways to configure your audio system and listen to music -- always a good thing."

 

Read full review on Good Sound here.

 

''With Cambridge’s DACMagic Plus plugged in and fed by my MacBook Pro, the system really came alive... the detail levels were noticeably better with the DacMagic Plus in place." 

 

Read full review on Witch Doctor here.

 

"Yes, it’s great value. Yes, it delivers excellent sonics. And yes, the Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus has certainly earned my recommendation as the new benchmark for DAC performance."

 

Read full review on Ultra High-End here. 

 

 

 

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