Cambridge Audio's DacMagic XS headphone amplifier is a USB headphone amplifier that is smaller than a matchbox. Its size does not affect its capabilities. In fact, it can process HD resolutions up to 24 bits/192 kHz and is 10 times more powerful than the headphone output on a computer. Whether you use a PC or Mac, you can stream your music, online radios, videos or films with an amazing sound quality. It improves any audio source, MP3 files and HD files. If you want to play music from your computer onto your Hi-Fi system, you can connect the DacMagic XS to your amplifier via its 3.5 mm jack output.
It comes in a small, simple and robust aluminium housing. The volume is controlled by two +/- buttons. On the sides, it has the micro USB input and opposite is the 3.5 mm jack headphone/amplifier output. The ESS9023 24 bit DAC is fitted to the DacMagic XS by Cambridge Audio. It operates in Class 1 or Class 2 mode. Cambridge Audio's Windows USB 2 driver is used. No driver is required for Apple computers. The Class 2 mode is used to bypass the poor quality audio circuit typical of a computer's operating system and thus to obtain a distortion-free sound. It is powered directly by the computer's USB port.
The Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS USB headphone amplifier is the ideal portable headphone amplifier. Its low weight (100g) and small size make it a true travel buddy. The specialist press has already praised the undeniable quality of this DacMagic XS. Franck
Digital input: micro USB
Analogue output: 3.5 mm jack
Converter: ESS9023 24 bits
Sampling rate: USB 1.0 mode: 16/24 bits, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz
USB 2.0 mode: 16/24 bits, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz and 192 kHz
Output voltage: 2 V
Minimum headphone impedance: 12 ohms
Signal-to-noise ratio: 103 dB
Output impedance: 0.5 ohms
Volume increment: 53
Dimensions: (W x H x D): 30 x 10 x 53.5 mm
Weight: 100 g