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Cambridge DacMagic Plus

This entry level DAC from Cambridge can also serve as a pre-amp! If you are looking for the next step beyond phone or computer audio, and are working on a budget, this will be a great and versatile solution for the money! RETAIL: $350.

$150 USED

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.

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.

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

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