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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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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!*

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even from the web & give you up to £100!

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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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 5áby 52 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5áby 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: 21 September 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby 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 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 5áby 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 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 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
Rated 5 out of 5áby top class sound for reasonable money Excellent dac for a good price, every bit as good as the arcam I had in the nineties, better than the very good converters that It has replaced on a quality pc, far far better than the converters on my tv, set top boxes, mp3 player etc... Drives my castle and audiolab set up beautifully. Heard some Adam studio actives recently, which were amazing, but my setup certainly holds its own, and this dac has added extra space and detail to the best sources, and improved the poorer ones beyond recognition. Richer sounds online shop and delivery both excellent. Managed to pick this up in a sale, but is great value even at normal price- quality converters make a huge difference to digital sources. 02 June 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Superb DAC for the money I bought the Dacmagic 100 to partner my recently purchased Marantz PM5005 - I didn't realise the PM6005 had a DAC built in... First impressions are very high. Small and very well built. Multiple inputs - I have a Samsung TV connected through the optical input and a Blu ray player through one of the RCA connectors. Audio quality is superb in this level of system, deep bass, well layered mids and crisp top end. My main music source these days is my (lossless) library streamed from my mac via Airport Express which also has a very capable DAC. The Dacmagic 100 really is great value at ú130! 28 May 2016
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