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  • This high-end output connects compatible devices using an XLR cable. The main advantage of this is to reduce unwanted noise by introducing a 3rd pin with
  • USB sockets allow you to do all sorts of things. Most commonly you can play media stored on a flash drive, but some units can record to one too or connect accessories like video-calling cameras.
  • Digital in: 2 optical, 2 coax
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This high-end output connects compatible devices using an XLR cable. The main advantage of this is to reduce unwanted noise by introducing a 3rd pin with "grounded" shielding.
USB sockets allow you to do all sorts of things. Most commonly you can play media stored on a flash drive, but some units can record to one too or connect accessories like video-calling cameras.
Digital in: 2 optical, 2 coax

(For more features refer to the specification table below.)

RRP £249 SAVE £50

NOW £199.95

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This page is intended to demonstrate the incredible value of our 6 Year Supercare. Under recent legislation, we are obliged to point out that you obviously do not need to purchase an extended warranty at the same time you purchase your electrical goods and are entitled to shop around. We have been encouraging our customers to do just that for years because, not only are our prices significantly cheaper than our competitors, but just look at what else we include:

Free loan machine (only if taken back to store)
Should you encounter a problem, just ask and you'll be provided with a unit to ensure you're not without music whilst your equipment is being fixed.

Like for like machine if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it. Naturally, models do change so, while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications.

Free routine service / Maintenance checks
have your unit serviced as often as you wish, free of charge, during the 6 year period. (Normally excluded from extended guarantees).

45 day cooling off period
If you're not happy with our 6 Year Supercare package just ask for a full refund - no questions asked. After 45 days, providing no claim has been made, you can also terminate the agreement and receive a pro-rata refund.

If you use the policy in the 6 years, you'll have saved yourself tens and perhaps hundreds of pounds. If you don't use it...IT WON'T COST YOU A THING!*

* Simply return your unused Supercare policy within one month of the expiration date, and we'll refund the price of your warranty.
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We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

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The Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus does the seemingly impossible and improves upon a legend!

The best just gets better

With a raft of improvements the Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus is still the best way of improving the sound from your hi-fi, AV system, PC, laptop and now, even your headphones!

Massive improvements to the sound of your digital sources
The purpose behind the DacMagic Plus is simple: to make your music sound better, whatever the digital source. Plug in your Blu-ray, DVD or CD player via optical or coaxial connections (there are two of each) and enjoy up-sampled music quality that's better than CD. The USB connection for your computer supports 24-bit transfer for 'better than CD quality'. So music files stored on your PC or laptop in top 24/192 quality can be streamed, uncompressed, through the DacMagic Plus and enhanced by its DAC.

Bluetooth, to work with your phone or tablet
The Plus model has the option of being able to stream music from your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. With the optional BT100 audio receiver connected, simply link up via high quality apt-X or standard Bluetooth and stream your stored or streaming tunes from your device to the DacMagic and on into your hi-fi.

The best specification in its class
The DacMagic Plus has the highest quality digital circuitry possible at its price. Twin Wolfson WM8740 DACs, implemented in a dual differential mode, are complemented by an Anagram Technologies AFT2 24 bit/384 kHz up-sampling circuit. Up-sampling conventional CD 'stretches' the format to give the highest resolution possible, and also aids standard 24-bit/192kHz recordings with a faster sampling rate for less jitter.

How does it sound?
Up-sampling gives a smoother, more relaxed sound quality with added detail. You'll also notice enhanced depth and a more natural quality without the 'edge' that can afflict digital music. You'll hear every detail, including the odd cough, squeaky chair and flutter of sheet music; in short, it's like being there for real!

More than a DAC
First off, the DacMagic Plus comes with a dedicated headphone amp and volume control. More revealing, more dynamic and with less noise, the headphone output gives your cans a whole new lease of life. In addition it comes with a new digital pre-amp function. Combined with the volume control, you can now connect directly to active speakers or a power amp for a shorter signal path and superior sound quality.

With more features than ever but the same performance boosting appeal, the DacMagic Plus is more than magic, it's magic plus!

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Connection Features
Coaxial Digital Input
Number of coaxial digital inputs? This is the electrical type that uses an RCA phono or BNC connection.
Optical Digital Input
Number of Optical Digital Inputs? This is the optical light type of input that uses a Toslink connection
USB Input
Does the DAC have a USB Input? This allows connection of a PC/Mac or other media device. Wireless connection possible if stated.
Headphone Socket
Does the DAC have a headphone output?
XLR Balanced Outputs
Balanced XLR outputs offer a professional grade connection with minimal interference
Optical Digital Output
Does it have an optical digital output? Optical digital output for digital recording or using with a digital amplifier
Coaxial Digital Output
Does it have coaxial digital output? Coaxial digital output for digital recording or using with a digital amplifier
Networking Features
Does the unit support Bluetooth? A built-in Bluetooth receiver lets you stream music from a suitably equipped device such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.
Optional - BT100
Does the unit support Apple AirPlay? Apple AirPlay lets you listen to your entire iTunes music library from a suitable iOS device such as iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. Best of all, the system is wireless and so is ideal for building up a wireless multi-room system.
Green Credentials
Eco Friendly Features
Power Consumption - Standby
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on.
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the unit is on, using standard settings. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted
General Features
Size of unit (W x D x H) mm
215 x 191 x 52
Weight of unit,unboxed, in Kg
Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 19 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best upgrade you can buy I had the dac magic 100 which was a really good dac but I wanted an upgrade after talking to PAUL at Bournemouth I bought the dac magic plus and wow wow wow. What a price of kit. The dual wolfson dac chips and up sampling made a massive difference. Just perfect. 05 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I now know what they mean by 'Night and day' in the audio world. I am really enjoying this product, I have wanted it since it's release. The sound from it is exceptional, You have to hear it to believe it. The only down side is that it shows up badly recorded cd's. Apart from that I would highly recommend it, I have all my digital devices plugged into it and I really look forward to coming home from work and switching it on. 23 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product. Very pleased with the clear improvement in sound from all the sources I have used so far. A fault with a sample rate indicator led was rectified immediately with a new unit. Excellent service from the Preston shop. 19 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stunning I was so amazed by the depth of soundstage that this device produced I promptly upgraded it to the new CXN streamer. You will not be disappointed. It replaced an arcam rdac that after 18 months went wrong ( the first never even worked). In comparison to this unit the rdac sounded dull. 19 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 good dac for a reasonable price After a bit of messing about with computer settings and downloading the driver from the website to play files in 24bit 192khz the dac is excellent. Makes a big difference than playing tunes with an onboard soundcard. Wish I'd got a dac years ago. 07 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sound now fills the room. Bright, rich and great bass. I bought the DAC Magic Plus mostly to stream music from Tidal through my mac. The difference is so impressive that evan my wife notices it and comments (although she says it sounds louder). In can hear many additional precussion, strings and vacal pieces that i sometimes play it again to see if i really did hear that or was it my imagination. I prefer this unit with the Pre amp by passed. My TV is hooked up to it via toslink and that is much brighter and cleaner with deep base on some movie scenes. My Marantz CD6003 is now linked up by coaxial and now serves as a transport. This has improved the sound too. No remote control is a slight bind as i have one remote to switch on all the divices for what activity i want and having to manually switch the DAC on is an inconvenience. 28 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Buy with confidence I read many reviews and deliberated about which product to buy including the possibility of a streamer. I settled on a DAC knowing that with a Bluetooth compatible device I would mainly use my iPad as a source and therefore had no need for a streamer. There are many, many reviews by so called experts. I was guilty of becoming too hung up on reviews of products that I had never heard. The DAC Magic plus is well built, of compact size and is put together well. The volume control has been criticised by some but it easily good enough for the task. I only connect via Bluetooth at present using the Cambridge add on receiver. My only moan about my new purchase is that the Bluetooth plug in receiver is an extra, not built in. With Bluetooth you are limited to 44 connectivity. Sound quality is very good in my opinion. Buy with confidence. 06 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 5 star product from audio cambridge. Very very good Please try before you buy any other dac because you will be very pleased 5 star and at this price 6 star . 29 May 2015
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