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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.)

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£169

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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.
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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!

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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 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
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
CAMBRIDGE AUDIO DACMAGIC 100 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 71.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I don't know how I lived without one Having decided to add streaming music to my old-but-posh hi-fi, I had to plan the best way to make use of existing equipment, sound files and possible acquisitions. I was recommended various ready-made and DIY solutions, none of which sounded ideal. I read about DACs, as my amp is purely analogue, and discovered the DacMagic 100, which will work with USB, optical and coax sources, and seemed great value for money. Too good to be true? No, it sounds great. I'm currently playing a mixture of FLAC, and MP3 through it, using ASIO on an old networked laptop running foobar2000, and it sounds way better than expected. I may upgrade to a dedicated player/ripper, and the DAC would handle it too. Why did I wait so long?
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set up & it does the rest An excellent piece of kit for an excellent price. Connected virtually everything digital to the box and the improvement was very impressive. Very simple and to the point. Easy to operate, just switch to each input as required and enjoy superb uncompressed audio. Superb service too, arrived in a couple of days with a time of delivery in advance. Can't fault it
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has great sound but no remote Run it through foobar on a pc or android via toslink, it sounds superb with great soundstage...it does not come with a remote control so you have to select the settings manually on the front....
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's the little things that make a difference. Purchased the 100 to replace my budget Behringer uca202 dac I had running from my Linux music server. Hooked it up to the pc via usb 2.0 cable I had lying around as I'd purchased an open box that didn't have the standard cable. No messing with drivers for Linux, just the standard 2 button press to get async usb working. The Dac 100 is then connected with £15 RCA cables to my Schiit Vali2 headphone amp. The performance difference between the previous dac and the 100 was positively noticeable - happy days. Few weeks later, I connected it to my Onkyo NR876, which in itself in no slouch in the dac department, just to see if there was any noticeable difference in the sound from the Monitor Audio BX2 speakers. Whilst not as noticeable as the previous test, there is some performance upgrade in the overall clarity. That little box has cured my current bout of upgrade-itous.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm glad Besten Dank, richersounds, prima Service! Dieser Wandler spielt super und zwar zu einem vernünftigen Preis. Er ist mein erster, doch die Qualität von meinem Laptop hat sich eindeutig verbessert, im Besonderen via 2.0 usb Port.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! I'm baffled as to why I put it off so long. My setup is used solely for PC audio. I have a Cambridge Audio AM10 amp with KEF IQ10 speakers. I have the speakers running through an old JVC sub, which is connected to the speaker terminals on the amp. It worked with phono to 3.5mm but everything was muddled and bass levels were a boomy nightmare at times. Enter the DAC. The difference is night and day. I have the DAC connected to amp with a phono cable and connected to PC via USB. The different was immediate. Music is now arranged much better. The music is surrounding me instead of being almost trapped in the speakers. Everything is alive. It has also sorted the bass levels. I'm chuffed to bits with it. I used to have to run the amp volume at -25db but a much lower power of -45db is adequate now. The only con - it required some driver fiddling to get it set up right and sort the sampling rate but no more than 10 mins of work.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CAMBRIDGE AUDIO DACMAGIC 100 Excellent product and great service From Richer Sounds
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blown Away Bought to see what effect it would have listening to iTunes/Spotify on my Windows10 PC, to micro amp powering Wharfedale Diamond 9.0s, plugged in via USB and worked immediately, virtually doubles volume output and as I sit listening to them I can feel the air moving around my head (speakers mounted at ear level). Fantastic base response, totally transformed my system, loving it.
Date published: 2017-01-23
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