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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.


The purpose behind the DacMagic 100 is simple: to make your music sound better, whatever the digital source. For this reason, the DacMagic 100 will work with pretty much any digital music source you have. So, simply plug in your digital 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 also a USB connection for your computer, laptop or tablet. It also supports 24-bit/192kHz transfer for "better than CD quality" via USB. This means that music files stored on your PC, laptop, tablet or hard drive in top 24/192 quality can be streamed, uncompressed, through the DacMagic 100 and enhanced by its Digital to Analogue Conversion. Simply connect the DacMagic 100 to your existing Hi-Fi's AUX input and you're good to go.


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.


Designed to be the perfect match for the Cambridge Audio iD100 digital dock, the DacMagic 100 is very neat and easy to find shelf space for. Yet, despite this, it still offers no fewer than 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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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 4.4 out of 5áby 25 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5áby Great sounding little box at a great price. Bought the DAC magic box so I could connect my DVD player and my Apple TV to my analogue amplifier. Apple TV is connected via the optical cable, the DVD and the Cambridge audio iPod dock are connected via the co-ax connections. There is also a USB-b connection for the laptop and, after fiddling with the settings via the online manual, got the sampling rate up to 192khz for the laptop. Usefully, the DAC Magic has indicators so you can check the sampling rates. With CDs copied in high quality format, the sound reproduction is truly excellent (indistinguishable from an expensive CD player). The sound from all the other sources is very good. Did have a small problem in that two of the blue indicator lights failed after a year, but thanks to some truly excellent customer service (thanks Dan - helpline and Paddy - Oxford store) the unit was swapped for another and all is perfect. For a little neat and tidy box, it really does pack a punch. Well worth the money. 29 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Very impressive at this price. Great DAC. Bought this for connecting a Computer to hi- fi. I didn't expect it to make much difference to a pretty good Arcam CD player but the improvement is very noticeable. Looks the part and makes a massive difference to any digital source. 27 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Excellent performance at a great price Looking for a DAC to play 24/192 files streamed from Qobuz through my iPad. There is nothing to compete with the Cambridge DAC Magic 100 under ú450. Also allows me to connect my DVD player to my amp via s/p diff and Talktalk YouView box via optical/toslink cable. Highly recommended. 25 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Super little box Makes such a difference - makes everything sound cleaner and crisper. Highly recommend product! 31 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Bargain DAC will revitalise your digital music collection Bought this amazing little DAC and a pair of Wharfdale 121's for ú99 each in the pre-Chritmas sale. Connected to Marantz CD 63KI and matching PM66KI amp with VDH analogue, QED digital cables and QED XT40 speaker cables. After a month's "burn-in" rediscovering my CD collection, I was impressed by the punchy open sound that is neither strident nor dull, big soundstage and lovely resolution that allows all elements of the music to sound just right somehow. However the best was yet to come. I bought an Apple USB/adapter for my IPad Air 2 and connected it to the DAC with a QED USB lead. A subscription to Tidal hi fi later and Iwas enjoying all the music I need at better than CD quality ... great right? Wrong!! ! I hadn't changed the USB setting to USB 2. When I! Resolution and soundstage massively increased. Just love this DAC! 27 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Magic, like it says on the box I am no HiFi expert but this unit is great. I have a good quality CD player and I can't tell the difference now, between playing music from my computer or the Cd direct. Sound is far superior to the output from a good quality sound card. 14 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby A discretely sized DAC that can greatly improve sound from a laptop I bought the DAC Magic to improve the lacklustre sound I was getting via my TV's headphone socket, and indeed it makes a significant improvement to clarity, spatial definition and bass performance. The DAC also makes a worthwhile (though small) difference to the outputs from my DVD player and HD recorder. However, the greatest improvement is to music streamed from my elderly laptop -- here the difference is startling, and makes it possible to enjoy catch-up radio and TV in high-quality sound. At the price, a very good investment. 10 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby GOOD VALUE DAC WITH 4 INPUTS I purchased this DAC to improve the sound of my 90's CD player. My CD collection has been transformed with more depth. My CD's now produce a sound which is much closer to the sound of my record collection. I have also connected up my Ipod up via a pure Ipod dock the sound of my ipod has also been transformed. To get the most out of using a computer you should put the DAC into USB 2 mode and then you should download the USB 2 driver for your computer from the Cambridge audio web site. Find the DAC on the Cambridge Audio Web Site the Driver can be found under product support. Use Driver 1.43 for windows 7 and the driver 1.6? for widows 8. Just make sure you read all documentation if using with computer. I found downloading the drivers and using a computer with this DAC straight forward although I can see why some people are finding this process difficult and confussing. 06 May 2015
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