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Cambridge Audio DacMagic

Cambridge Audio DacMagic
alaScore 92

238 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 238 reviews of Cambridge Audio DacMagic. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Cambridge Audio DacMagic is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Cambridge Audio DacMagic

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Cambridge Audio DacMagic from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.co.uk.

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Cambridge Dac Magic XsCambridge Dac Magic Xs

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Cambridge Audio DacMagic

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Cambridge Audio DacMagic from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Cambridge Audio DacMagic Digital-to-Analog Converter with USB, SilverCambridge Audio DacMagic Digital-to-Analog Converter with USB, Silver

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Richard Black (techradar.com)

Cambridge Audio DACMagic review

 

£200 is all it takes to transform your old digital sources into cutting edge wonder machines

User-selectable filters allow a degree of tuning to taste ; Basic sound is excellent ; Clear and highly detailed ; Remarkably neutral ; Energetically rhythmic

No volume control ; Lacks audiophile credibility that comes with acres of 10mm-thick front panel

The performance of the DACMagic is so good it's almost embarrassing. Not only does it sound great, it locks to incoming signals almost instantly and takes up very little space. Balanced output too – what more could one want?

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS review

 

The Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS is a pocket-sized headphone amp

Improvement in sound quality ; Tiny portable design ; Effective and inexpensive

Won't work with smartphones ; No volume level indicator ; Only on headphone jack

Expert review by: Kat Orphanides (expertreviews.co.uk)

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS review

 

Update your laptop audio with this compact and competitively priced DAC

At £100, the DacMagic XS is a great way of easily upgrading laptop audio. It lacks the phono outputs of less portable rivals such as the

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS review

 

We're used to Cambridge Audio being aggressive when it comes to price, but even by its standards the DacMagic XS represents excellent value

A stable, refined and detailed sound ; Lovely build and finish ; Portability

At this price? Nothing

We’re used to Cambridge Audio being aggressive when it comes to price, but even by its standards the DacMagic XS represents excellent value for money

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Cambridge Audio DacMagic 100 review

 

An affordable, very listenable DAC, but lacks dynamic reach and scale

Neat design ; fine connectivity ; inputs support up to 24-bit/192kHz ; open, detailed sound

Lacks dynamic reach and scale

Another affordable, fine-looking and very listenable DAC from Cambridge Audio

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Cambridge Audio DacMagic review

 

Cambridge Audio's DacMagic has plenty of inputs, boasts a choice of sound filters and sounds powerful, full-bodied yet subtle too

Sleek, solid design ; Powerful yet subtle sound ; Well made

Not cheap ; Can't handle 192kHz audio

An excellent DAC, but now superceded by newer models

Apr, 2010

PC ADVISOR - GOLD

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Cambridge Audio DacMagic review

 

Cambridge Audio's DacMagic is back - and this time it wants your USB

Cambridge Audio has introduced an affordable high-end-quality DAC for use with computers and home entertainment devices alike. The DacMagic seems to revel in bringing out the best in digital stereo sound, whether MP3 or lossless music on a computer, or...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Jonathan Margolis (howtospendit.ft.com)

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

 

Exceptional sound enhancement in the form of a diminutive new DAC

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (techworld.com)

Cambridge Audio DacMagic review

 

Cambridge Audio's DacMagic is back – and this time it wants your USB

Cambridge Audio has introduced an affordable high-end-quality DAC for use with computers and home entertainment devices alike. The DacMagic seems to revel in bringing out the best in digital stereo sound, whether MP3 or lossless music on a computer, or...

Nov, 2008

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Caleb Denison (digitaltrends.com)

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS USB DAC review

 

This tiny device sounds spectacular, and its ability to turn any computer, Mac or PC, into an audiophile-worthy source can't be understated.

Exquisite sound quality ; Volume control is handy ; Great fit and finish ; Unnoticeably light and compact

More expensive than competing products ; Lack of strain relief on USB cable is cause for concern

Mar, 2014
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Product Specifications

Audio

Channel separation:66
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Input impedance:12
Output impedance:0.5
Peak power per channel:150000
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):103
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.004

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5mm

Technical Details

Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24bit@192Khz
Colour of product:Black

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.35
Height :1
Weight:100
Width:3