Cambridge Audio is a highly regarded brand among audiophiles, with a reputation for producing high quality products at unbeatable prices. The DacMagic Plus already has a solid base of music-loving fans who like to listen to their digital music in HD. There have been several new versions of the Cambridge Audio Magic 100 DAC . The DacMagic Plus has one optical input, one coaxial input and one XLR analogue input, as well as one more optical and coaxial output than the DacMagic 100, giving you the additional option to hook it up to an audio/video amplifier. And that’s not all! It also has a headphone amplifier and, unlike the DacMagic 100, a preamp function. And on top of that, it also has upsampling rate capabilities of up to 24 bits/384 kHz!
It uses two 24-bit Wolfson WM8740 converters, which produce a full-bodied and highly precise sound quality.
The DAC Cambridge Audio DacMagic + boasts impressive wireless connectivity for its price range. It is also very well-appointed in terms of inputs, with 2 optical inputs, 2 coaxial RCA inputs, and a USB input compatible with USB 1.1 and USB 2.0.
Its digital signal processor (DSP) has three different filter functions: linear phase, minimum phase and steep. These three filters are highly sophisticated audiophile features that have been specifically developed to optimise sound quality.
Another significant feature of the DacMagic Plus is that it also functions as a preamplifier, with volume control that can also be used to control the volume of the headphone amp. It is also delivered with a mount so you can position it vertically, which is a nice touch.
The Cambridge Dac Magic + is undeniably a fully comprehensive and reliable converter. And what’s more, if you use it with the BT100 audio receiver (optional), you can listen to your favourite music through any Bluetooth-enabled device. Franck
Digital inputs: 1 x USB, 2 x optical, 2 x coaxial
USB: compatible with USB 1.1 and USB 2.0
Analogue outputs: 1 x RCA analogue, 1 x XLR analogue and 1 x 6.35mm headphone jack
Digital outputs: 1 x optical and 1 x coaxial
Converter: 2 x 24-bit Wolfson WM8740
Upsampling rate: Anagram Technologies 24bit/384 kHz
Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Digital input sampling frequencies supported: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 Khz, 96 kHz,192 kHz
Dimensions: H 52 mm x W 215 mm x D 191 mm
Weight: 1.2 kg