Richer Sounds - THE UK's HI-FI, HOME CINEMA & FLAT PANEL TV SPECIALISTS!

BIGGEST BRAND, BEST PRICES, EXPERT ADVICE & TAKE IT HOME TODAY!

Our website uses cookies so that we can serve you better. Continue to use the site as normal if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

Store Locator

Find your local store by entering your town or postcode.

DACMAGIC PLUS

CAMBRIDGE AUDIO
DACMAGIC PLUS
Black DAC

  • 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
  • Feature Banner
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.)

LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEED

£349

All our web prices are valid in-store
3 GREAT WAYS TO BUY
6 YEAR SUPERCARE -  £34.90 6 YEAR SUPERCARE – FOR HI-FI, HOME CINEMA COMPONENTS AND SPEAKERS

6 YEAR SUPERCARE COSTS JUST £9.99 ON ALL ITEMS UNDER £100, OR 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE ON ANYTHING OVER £100.

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 (Subject to availability. 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.
Add to your order  

FREE UK DELIVERY!

LOWEST PRICES GUARANTEED!We'll beat any genuine advertised price,
even from the web & give you up to £100!
LOWEST PRICES GUARANTEED

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!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply.

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!

Expand all features

Connections
Connection Features
+
Coaxial Digital Input
Number of coaxial digital inputs? This is the electrical type that uses an RCA phono or BNC connection.
2
Optical Digital Input
Number of Optical Digital Inputs? This is the optical light type of input that uses a Toslink connection
2
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.
Yes
Headphone Socket
Does the DAC have a headphone output?
Yes
XLR Balanced Outputs
Balanced XLR outputs offer a professional grade connection with minimal interference
Yes
Optical Digital Output
Does it have an optical digital output? Optical digital output for digital recording or using with a digital amplifier
Yes
Coaxial Digital Output
Does it have coaxial digital output? Coaxial digital output for digital recording or using with a digital amplifier
Yes
Networking
Networking Features
+
Bluetooth
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
AirPlay
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.
No
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.
NA
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
12
General
General Features
+
Dimensions
Size of unit (W x D x H) mm
215 x 191 x 52
Weight
Weight of unit,unboxed, in Kg
1.2
CAMBRIDGE AUDIO DACMAGIC PLUS is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 31.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great while it lasted. Sound quality was , excellent, little bright but pretty good I love Cambridge systems, Unfortunately it died on me 10 days after purchase. Would have given it 5 stars. I own 2 cxa amps, cxn etc. Love Cambridge . Would I buy the dacmagic again. ? Maybe
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Improves the sound Huge improvement in the sound quality and the device is very compact so can be easily stored. A smart looking piece of equipment.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A New World Of Sound A wonderful product, I'm listening to my music all over again, the old stuff sounds like it was recorded last week,
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly amazing piece of kit I was totally shocked at the difference this has made to my hi fi,the sound quality is truly amazing , I'm hearing all sorts of things on my cd collection that I have never heard before , I've also purchased the BT100 dongle and even playing music via my iPad with Spotify is superb . Overall amazing .
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lot more than expected I purchased the dacmagic plus to achieve a wired connection between my MacBook and amp, as I had connection issues with an airport express. I wasn't expecting a significant improvement in sound, as the airport express is well regarded sound quality wise. What a surprise when I began listening after an easy set-up process. I found a significant improvement immediately, with separation, clarity, and dynamics of the music improved. Bass also has better extension, and the soundstage has more depth too. I've previously used dacs in dedicated hifi systems and the dacmagic plus compares favourably - I think you would need to spend upwards of a £1000 to achieve a significant improvement on it. Excellent product and highly recommended.
Date published: 2016-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Build, Sound and Features. Amazing sound, excellent build quality and features. You get what you pay for.
Date published: 2016-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from hi lads im having third dac yes third dac, last 2 dacs had lights issues plus headphone out left side randomly going down and than comming back and like this all the time, recently i have changed to another same dac and guess what.. so stay away from this.
Date published: 2016-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great value Dac Being used to a great sounding HIFI system consisting of NAIM Audio Pre / power Amplifier and CD player and Shahinian Obelisk Loudspeakers and expensive Cables costing more than the DAC, I was surprised at the sound quality from the Cambridge Audio DAC improving the sound from my XBOX one and Samsung TV. The sound has great Depth and weight and is very musical although not the last word when it comes to detail.
Date published: 2016-03-12
  • y_2017, m_2, d_25, h_21
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_0.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_31
  • loc_en_GB, sid_CAMB-DACMAGIC-PLUS-B, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_richersounds
THIS ITEM HAS BEEN ADDED TO YOUR BASKET!

Prices valid in store (all including VAT) until close of business on 27th February 2017.
(some of these web prices are cheaper than in-store, so please mention that you've seen these offers online)

Please note: 03 numbers are NOT premium rate numbers | For more information click here

RRP = Recommended Retail Price. RRPs are based on information supplied by What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine, manufacturers, Hi-Fi Choice, Home Cinema Choice, Google, Which? & Pricerunner. Further information is available on request.