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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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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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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
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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 4.5 out of 5áby 35 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5áby Very versatile DAC Including the USB interface, this DAC supports up to four selectable inputs. Unusually, the optional TOS Link input is selectable separately from the other two co-axial inputs (on some devices, this is one input - you use either the optical input or the co-axial). This allows a range of modern digital sources to be interfaced with older amplifiers (in my case a recently renovated Quad 33/303) Overall, the four selectable inputs makes this a very versatile device and its small size makes it reasonably unobtrusive. Compared to its bigger brother the DACMagic Plus, it's also reasonably priced for a high quality DAC. 28 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Brilliant with Sky box and Blu-ray Bought this to get decent television sound through my Naim system. Previously tried a ú6.45 DAC off Ebay which astonishingly worked but did not provide adequate quality. After this I looked more seriously and found the Dacmagic on offer at Richer Sounds for ú129. Apart from Vinyl and FM radio all the audio that comes into our homes is digital and all these devices have some commercial grade DAC built in but generally they all muddle the sound to some extent. This little box is of much higher quality and solves all my problems and gives proper clean entertainment quality sound through my 2 channel system. Critically voices are very clear. To make it work with the Sky box I had to set the Sky sound output to Normal from the default Dolby and it needed 20ms time delay to synchronize with the video. Cannot comment on how this would perform with a top end CD player as mine has its DAC built in with no access for digital out. 11 January 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby Product has great features and doesn`t break the bank. Purchased this device because NEW TV only had audio optical out, therefore I required a device to convert to analogue for older hifi system. This dac has numerous input connections and does the job without breaking the bank. Did try feeding CD player and SKY box via coaxial connections through dac but honestly could not hear any "gain" in sound quality over the in built dac`s so left them connected as before. Because of all the features hoping this unit has made my older hifi system bullet proof. 10 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Great to link iMac to Cambridge Audio AM10 I got this a few months ago from Richer Sounds so that I could listen to my iTunes library and Apple Music Streaming on my iMac through a Cambridge Audio TOPAZ AM10 amplifier. The sound is much crisper than going through the computer's soundcard and it was easy to make the connections using USB at 24/192. The metal front panel with blue lights blends in well with the Cambridge Audio AM10. I also tried connecting it up with a TOS-Link optical cable but I think the USB connection sounded better to my ears. I'm very pleased with the purchase. I did consider getting a Pro-Ject DAC, as I have one of their turntables, but I don't think they offer USB and the Cambridge unit matches my amp very well. This has been a very good purchase, although if I had been planning ahead, I could have got a Cambridge AZUR amplifier as that range seems to offer USB inputs as standard, a feature which is lacking on the TOPAZ range. Maybe the quality is better with a separate DAC, I don't know! 30 December 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby DAC but short on important features. Sound wise it's good BUT the output level for TV is lower than other line level so volume knob is 30-40% higher which if you're not careful when changing to another source means sudden loudness...be warned! Also the DAC automatically switches off when no signal is present but will not turn on when it senses a signal! Therefore you've to physically turn it on every time! It's a DAC so no mechanical parts and low voltage hence leaving it on all the time means maximum quality and last longer. Should have facility to automatically go standby and switch on when senses an incoming signal...simple! When I find a better alternative this will go straight on eBay! 25 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Great performance at a budget price We needed a DAC to enable us to lsten to the TV sound through our aged but still very good analogue Naim amplifier and NEAT loudseakers. Whilst not expecting the earth from the low cost DACMAGIC 100 we hoped for a moderately good performance. In fact, what we achieved was an excellent result! Our enjoyment of TV shows in general has increased tenfold, whilst musical perormances are dramatically improved. A great little buy! 25 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Just what we wanted An excellent little box. Has given us the opportunity to listen to our new TV through our hi fi again, without having to go through the sound base route. 10 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Improved CD player performance With an ageing but good CD player excellent detail can be achieved. Bass much more pronounced too. Easy to install and use with a digital out and fed into a hi fi amp. 09 December 2015
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