Rated 4.6 out of 5áby 54
Rated 5 out of 5
áby Verified Reviewer Must have step-up from Jack to RCA lead
I've owned my DACMagic 100 for a good nine months or so now and it still staggers me how much of a step-up in sound quality it is over connecting a PC directly to an amp via jack to RCA leads. Everything just sounds so much better and I wish I'd made the change years ago. I have a laptop connected via USB2 (Class 2 mode) and PC via Toslink. Both cables are decent quality and I can't tell the difference between them.
The Cambridge Audio website has some good whitepapers on setting it all up and getting the most out of it, so well worth visiting their site and having a look. Also go here for the latest USB drivers.
The unit itself is dinky and looks all lonely sat on its own shelf, but it's fully deserving of that shelf.
24 October 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby OldBassist Vital for quality TV sound on our stereo
Just a small box, which makes it feel pricey. But it takes the digital optical output from our TV and sends it to our hi-fi stereo system. The result sounds so much better than the TV?s built-in speakers.
We don?t have a cinema-style multi-channel sound setup with loudspeakers, subwoofers and wires everywhere. Now we don?t need one.
Haven?t tried the USB or co-ax connections, so can?t comment.
24 September 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Martin999 Fantastic bit of kit, great increase in sound quality
Really pleased with the Cambridge Audio DacMacic 100: excellent little bit of kit, bypassing the laptop's sound-card and allowing me to play music in up to 192kHz sample quality. Excellent and noticeable increase in sound quality. Really happy with Richer Sounds' knowledge and expertise of the product, and super customer service to boot.
Only minor point was getting it to work in USB 2.0 mode with my MacBook: simple fix eventually found: http://www.braindetour.com/2016/09/dacmagic-100/
21 September 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby neilh2 Great product, great price.
Got this as a bank holiday offer plus an extra ú10 off with a VIP club voucher, so ú120 instead of ú170. Easy to set up and makes a real difference to the sound quality of streaming Spotify and itunes from my iMac to my hifi.
03 September 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby taffyman a bargain!
I recently bought this from Richer Sounds Cardiff.Staff were very helpful.The DAC is extremely well built,small and looks good.
It was easily fitted into my hi fi syatem and has improved the sound greatly. Instruments sound much clearer-cymbals and brass sections sound particularly well.
All in all an excellent buy for the price.
03 September 2016
Rated 4 out of 5
áby PaulPippa Great buy for ú129
Got the DAC at a great price. The sound quality is spot on. I have my TV and Denon streamer running thraough it, vs a splitter into the toslink. I had ARCAM RLink before this, the DAC MAGIC has more punch, plus more fuller sound.
23 July 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Justin19 as described
Thankyou steffan in the Cardiff store, have been thinking of buying a DAC for some time, and as advised, it does make quite a difference, the sound is crisper more detailed and much more defined, my only drawback is that I now realise how muddy my amplifier is, it's an entry level dennon, so another trip is on the cards. Worth every penny.
20 July 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby Steve501 Good streaming quality, improved CD quality
This has opened up the world of streaming to hi-fi quality sound. I have paired this with the very cheap Google Chromecast Audio and used the optical connection. Now the streaming is very close to CD quality and makes streaming a joy. The sound is much improved over the analogue output from the Chromecast and the TV and DVD gives good sound and base while watching movies.
I am not qualified to say this is great hi-fi but it has certainly improved my enjoyment of streaming music.
18 July 2016