|DacMagic Plus and DacMagic 100 Digital-to-Analog-Converters|
|The DacMagic Plus
Improving on a legend is never easy, but Cambridge Audio has done just that.
We live in a world of immense musical opportunity. Computers, TVs and Blu-ray players can all deliver audio to your hi-fi system, but because theyre primarily designed to perform other functions, their audio outputs are often of less-than-stellar quality. By simply connecting them to DacMagic Plus ($599), you can bypass their inbuilt digital to analog converters transforming their humdrum performance into something spectacular!
|DacMagic Plus works by taking a digital audio signal from your PC, digital iPod dock or TV which it analyses and upgrades using Cambridges proprietary clever ATF2 algorithm. Its totally flexible and supports digital music of all formats. DacMagic Plus even supports 24-bit data over USB so you can enjoy better-than-CD quality from uncompressed music stored on your hard drive. And by linking Cambridges plug-and-play BT100 wireless audio receiver to DacMagic Plus, you can also stream music wirelessly from your iPhone, Android smartphone, iPad, tablet, laptop or any device that supports Bluetooth*. Best of all, if your smartphone, tablet or Apple Mac supports the high-end audio aptX CODEC, you can stream audiophile quality music from your device to DacMagic Plus. Of course the range of music available from todays mobile devices is almost endless and as well as controlling and playing stored music, online music services like Spotify and Last FM can be shared with your hi-fi in stunning quality. And that's the icing on the cake - the DacMagic Plus' sonics are, surprisingly, even better than the original! This isn't merely a facelift - Cambridge has again exceeded our expectations. Highly recommended!|
Twin Wolfson WM8740 24bit DACs used in dual differential configuration
New Anagram Technologies ATF2 24-bit/384kHz audio up-sampling / jitter reduction
Optional Digital Preamp mode allowing connection directly to power amp or active speakers
24-bit/96kHz driverless USB Audio 1.0
24-bit/192kHz USB Audio 2.0 with ASIO or kernel streaming modes
Asynchronous USB transfer for very low jitter
Selectable digital filters - linear phase, minimum phase and steep
Balanced XLR audio output and RCA phono output
Two 24 bit digital inputs (with optical or coaxial for each)
External input for optional BT100 Bluetooth receiver - allows audio to be streamed and up-sampled from any paired Bluetooth device
Available in black or silver finishes
|The DacMagic 100
This unassuming little box offers an incredibly simple and cost-effective way to upgrade the quality of all types of digital music. Subtle details emerge, greater dynamic presence and better imaging are retrieved from files and bring you closer to the music than you thought possible. How? The DacMagic 100 ($369) is equipped with the latest Wolfson WM8742 24 bit DAC and with USB, optical, and S/PDIF inputs (driverless USB 24-bit/96kHz or, with the free Cambridge Audio Windows driver, 24/192 - Apple computers support 24/192 natively, so no driver is needed). This flexibility means the DacMagic 100 is ideal for improving performance from a wide range of sources including TVs, media players, and Blu-ray/DVD/CD players. So don't let the tiny box fool you!