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DACMAGIC 100

CAMBRIDGE AUDIO
DACMAGIC 100
Black DAC

  • 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: 1 optical, 2 coax
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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: 1 optical, 2 coax

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

RRP £169.95 SAVE £40

NOW £129.95

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6 YEAR SUPERCARE -  £12.95 6 YEAR SUPERCARE

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 (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.
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.
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Better value than ever but with the same class-leading performance, the Cambridge Audio DacMagic 100 is a true audio bargain.

What does the DacMagic 100 do?

Whatever the digital source, the DacMagic 100 will make your music sound better. Simply plug in your iPod dock, Blu-ray, DVD, TV or CD player via optical or coaxial connections and enjoy audio quality that's way ahead of what you might expect. There's a USB connection for your computer, laptop or tablet and it also supports 24-bit/192kHz transfer, so music files stored on your laptop in top 24/192 quality can be streamed, uncompressed, and enhanced by its DAC.

Class-leading sound quality
Whatever your music source, you'll enjoy genuine hi-fi quality sound by using the Cambridge Audio DacMagic 100. A Wolfson WM8742 24-bit DAC is teamed up with Cambridge Audio's wealth of digital engineering knowledge to create a sound that's vibrant, detailed and remarkably free from jitter. Jitter is especially prevalent on music sent via network devices or hard drives and can give the sound a harsh and unnatural quality.

Well connected
Designed to be the perfect match for the Cambridge Audio iD100 digital dock, the DacMagic 100 is very neat and easy to house, yet still offers three digital inputs. There are two coaxial inputs and a single optical one, all switchable from the front. Add to this the USB input and gold-plated analogue RCA outputs for connecting to your hi-fi and the DacMagic 100 has every angle covered.

Audiophile quality sound from your digital sources without having to spend a fortune? Now, Dac's magic!

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Connections
Connection Features
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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
1
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?
No
XLR Balanced Outputs
Balanced XLR outputs offer a professional grade connection with minimal interference
No
Optical Digital Output
Does it have an optical digital output? Optical digital output for digital recording or using with a digital amplifier
No
Coaxial Digital Output
Does it have coaxial digital output? Coaxial digital output for digital recording or using with a digital amplifier
No
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.
No
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
5
General
General Features
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Dimensions
Size of unit (W x D x H) mm
106 x 130 x 46
Weight
Weight of unit,unboxed, in Kg
0.5
Rated 4.6 out of 5áby 43 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5áby A small magic box... Great value product that is easy to set up and gives a new digital lease of life to my 1986 Technics SU-V40 amplifier. 17 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Makes Spotify a pleasure Really fantastic quality product in every way. See Ken Rockwell's analysis with a R&S spectrum analyser for confirmation. Works so well with Spotify. I did a side-by-side comparison with a CD of Erik Satie, and if anything Spotify is better. 09 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby A very DAC for the money This deceptively little box is a very good and well appointed solution as DACs go. It has plenty of inputs and works well with Mac OSX for anyboty wanting to get a bit more out of their iTunes collection and will even run 192Kbps. It has a very enjoyable presentation soundwise, it probably isn't going to compete with really serious hi-fi DACs out there but the money and the features it would be churlish to complain. Feature missing from this is ability to work with DSD but many more expensive DACs don't support this. Its a good inexpensive DAC to have in the meantime whilst DSD market place develops. 30 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Small, sweet and punchy! I wanted to make a music server for home with the following requirements; good quality, small, simple, value for money. Bought: a Eee PC netbook (ú25). 1TB portable HD (ú40) for FLAC music files. Installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, MPD as the music server and finally Contata as a front-end. Researched for a decent DAC and the Cambridge Dacmagic 100 got repeated mentions. To source it; Richer Sounds were miles in front on value. Ordered on-line and arrived within 3-4 days (free deliver) option. Set up DAC in minutes (via USB connection) and it sounded absolutely brilliant right from the off! Better than many decent top-end CD players I've owed over the years. Just one little caveat - make sure that the DAC is switched on before you boot-up the PC. This way it takes over the USB port and receives the data asynchronously as intended. The DAC is so transparent both functionally and musically, you just switch it on an forget about it. As it should be. Highly recommended. 21 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Great solution if you have lots of digital music/movies Bought this and a Topaz AM10 to replace an ageing NAD T760 (being used only in stereo) that I bought from Richer's around 15 years ago! Massive improvement from all my sources, be it movies or music - bass is deeper, voices and background sounds in movies are clearer, instruments have good separation - all in all its a real step up in sonic performance. This is my first off-board DAC, so I cannot judge how it performs compared to others, but it is clearly a massive step up to my previous system Sources: Sony BD now used as CD/DVD/BD transport (coax) TV with USB'ed hard drive as music server (optical) Speakers Mission 700 (next thing to be upgraded!) Thanks to Glen at Milton Keynes for all your time and great discussion/advice 05 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby great bit of kit! For the price,you will enjoy a genuine enhancement of all your music,from cd/ipod/laptop or tuner.The music has more detail and depth with none of the jitter you can get with digital music from network/hard drives. 04 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Great DAC I bought this to add digital inputs to my Yamaha A500 integrated amp, it was an open box at my local store and I had got a 20% coupon so could not pass up the deal. The DAC is very good in sound production, perhaps a little more mid range heavy than top end that I usually like but very listenable and non fatiguing. I use it with my laptop mostly and have tried some high resolution files 192/24 which sounded really well rounded. I also have a bluetooth receiver plugged into it's toslink which sounds very nice with music I stream from my phone (for convenience rather than critical listening). It is really nice to have the 3 additional digital inputs (2 coax and one toslink) and a UBS high resolution input. I did have to update my laptop to used the CA (Cambridge Audio) driver off their website - needed only for USB 2 audio and I also updated the firmware which was pretty straight forward from emailing CA technical support for the .bin file. I was very happy with CA support. 28 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Major upgrade to Sky Box, TV and Blu Ray player. I wanted an inexpensive DAC with enough inputs to cover my Sky HD box, TV and Blu Ray having used a Firestone DAC for the Sky box only. The Dacmagic 100 has been a revelation, providing an improvement that my Wife also immediately noticed. Compared to the Firestone the sound is both clearer and more detailed plus the bass is deeper and more defined. The overall effect is one of a natural analogue sound that makes all my AV sources much more enjoyable to listen to. For the price the Dacmagic 100 is quite incredible. 26 February 2016
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