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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
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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

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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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Connection Features
Coaxial Digital Input
Number of coaxial digital inputs? This is the electrical type that uses an RCA phono or BNC connection.
Optical Digital Input
Number of Optical Digital Inputs? This is the optical light type of input that uses a Toslink connection
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.
Headphone Socket
Does the DAC have a headphone output?
XLR Balanced Outputs
Balanced XLR outputs offer a professional grade connection with minimal interference
Optical Digital Output
Does it have an optical digital output? Optical digital output for digital recording or using with a digital amplifier
Coaxial Digital Output
Does it have coaxial digital output? Coaxial digital output for digital recording or using with a digital amplifier
Networking Features
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.
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.
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.
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
General Features
Size of unit (W x D x H) mm
106 x 130 x 46
Weight of unit,unboxed, in Kg
Rated 4.6 out of 5by 62 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5by Good sound, poor design No problem with the quality of the sound, that is very good. However I am now on my second unit - first one replaced with no quibbles. But the second is showing the same failure as the first. After just 6 months one of the Source LEDs has failed on the replacement. On my original unit 2 Source LEDs had failed. Always on the most used source of course, which makes it more difficult to know which source you have selected, or whether the power is on. This is clearly a design problem as the LEDs must be overdriven to fail so regularly 13 January 2017
Rated 5 out of 5by No real need to spend more Works flawlessly and reproduces sound with apparently nothing added and nothing taken away. I use it in a system that includes Naim amplification and PMC speakers and have no intention of upgrading the Dacmagic. It works better than the Arcam rDAC that it replaces (the Arcam would occasionally 'lock up'). The only downside is the need to download an additional driver for higher resolution files, but this is hardly irksome. 27 December 2016
Rated 4 out of 5by Excellent sound quality I recently purchased a Samsung TV from Richer Sounds and wanted to use my hifi amp for audio rather than upgrading to a AV amp or soundbar. I purchased a cheap CYP AUD3-192 from RS but returned it as the sound quality was disappointing, particularly that volume would dip every 20-30 seconds. I decided to go for this Cambridge Audio unit despite it costing over four times as.much. Very pleased with the sound quality - very detailed and controlled sound. Watching music videos on you tube is comparable to cd quality sound with no annoying dips in volume. TV and movies sound great with good stereo and bass. Don't regret not going for a 5.1 system. Would be nice to have Bluetooth and another optical input as I'm sure I could improve the sound of my cd player by putting it through this unit. however, I purchased it specifically for TV audio and for this job it works perfectly. 22 December 2016
Rated 4 out of 5by A good alternative to a sound bar I wanted to link my optical TV connection to my hi-fi which is based on phono connections. The Cambridge DAC is a good way of doing this. It was easy to set up and although it's only been a few weeks since I bought the DAC I'm pleased with the sound. I had very good advice from the Leeds branch of Richer Sounds. 07 December 2016
Rated 5 out of 5by Excellent product for the money. I use this for a Panasonic TV AV system - mated together with a Naim Nait 3 amp with Dali Zensor 1 speakers, using a cheap regular Touslink + a Chord Cobra interconnect, and NAC A5 speaker cable. The sound is of absolutely ample quality taken in the context of an AV system. I see no point in spending more unless you are a dedicated audiophile using it in the context of a purely audio set up. Even then, this DAC holds it head up. The bass is full, it has very good detail and sound stage separation. I know there are DACs that deliver more - but it becomes increasingly diminishing returns above this price point + personal. At 130, which is what I paid, then it becomes a true hi fi bargain. 03 December 2016
Rated 5 out of 5by highly recommended for an old midrange system I primarily looked for an external DAC to connect my PC to Hi-Fi, with the additional benefit of upgrading my old Rotel RCD 06 CD player. (feeds into Primare I30 amp, digital RCA cable from Ecosse, speakers Visaton Concorde MK2) What a difference! Detail, stage, dynamics and balance especially in mid range and bass are fantastic. Vast improvement to my CD player DAC. After downloading the CA driver I switched to USB class 2; not much difference actually to class 1 I found. I use mainly iTunes and therefore sample rate is limited at 44.1kHz only on the DAC. Maybe something to tweak. I got a little bored with my system recently but the DACMAGIC 100 has changed everything. Cant stop smiling. For that price I can't really think of any negatives. The DACMAGIC Plus has filter options and balanced outputs but at more than twice the . Delivery by richersounds was swift and instead of being asked to wait at home all day I was given an hour time slot with named delivery driver. Nice. 22 November 2016
Rated 5 out of 5by This DAC reveals hidden details This unit has transformed the sound of my system. I need to give credit to Richer Sounds - the first DACMagic 100 was faulty and when the Cambridge Branch found I lived too far away from their store to allow me to return it for a replacement, then they arranged a Courier swap. All working perfectly now 19 November 2016
Rated 5 out of 5by Really is magic Small but really sorts the music out coming from my PC love it 06 November 2016
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