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Cambridge Audio STREAM MAGIC 6

 

CAMBRIDGE AUDIOSTREAM MAGIC 6Black Network Music Player

  • With What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine's over 35 years experience in the industry it's easy to see why a What Hi-Fi? Award is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed upon a product.
  • What Hi-Fi? magazine is the world's leading independent guide to home entertainment products. Any product they award with a 5 star rating is instantly marked out as one of the best around..
  • If you have a wireless network at home, this unit can hook up to it straight away, without you having to connect additional cables or buy a
  • Access tens of thousands of free Internet radio stations with this product. Everything from national radio to obscure stations run from the other side of the world can be listened to instantly.
  • 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.
With What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine's over 35 years experience in the industry it's easy to see why a What Hi-Fi? Award is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed upon a product.
What Hi-Fi? magazine is the world's leading independent guide to home entertainment products. Any product they award with a 5 star rating is instantly marked out as one of the best around..
If you have a wireless network at home, this unit can hook up to it straight away, without you having to connect additional cables or buy a "dongle" or other accessory.
Access tens of thousands of free Internet radio stations with this product. Everything from national radio to obscure stations run from the other side of the world can be listened to instantly.
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.

(For more features refer to the specification table below.)

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"It looks good, is easy to use, sounds great and has list of uses longer than your arm: the Stream Magic 6 is an unequivocal success." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine.

SIMPLY THE BEST AUDIO SPEC IN ITS CLASS

In terms of its audio spec, the Stream Magic 6 is currently without rival and features the highest quality digital circuitry possible at its price. Twin Wolfson WM8740 DACs, implemented in a dual differential mode are complemented by a new Anagram Technologies AFT2 24 bit/384 kHz up-sampling circuit. Up-sampling digital files "stretches" the music to give the highest resolution possible. It also aids standard 24-bit/192kHz recordings with a faster sampling rate for less jitter.

What is ATF Upsampling Technology? Click here to learn more.


WHAT THIS MEANS FOR SOUND QUALITY

Up-sampling sound gives a smoother, more relaxed sound quality with added detail. You'll also notice enhanced depth of sound and a more natural quality without the "edge" that can afflict digital music. You'll hear every detail, including every deep breath, squeaky chair and flutter of sheet music; in short, it's like being there for real!

STREAM YOUR MUSIC IN THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE QUALITY - BETTER THAN CD!

However you experience digital music, the idea behind the Stream Magic 6 is to get the very best sound quality and ease of access from it. First off there's the streaming capability. By either using a wireless* or Ethernet home hub connection you can access your stored music on NAS (Network Attached Storage) drive, laptop or PC. What's more, the Stream Magic 6 makes it easy to access. Using a simple file sharing system called UPnP (Universal Plug n' Play), set-up is simple and there's no further software required. Where the Stream Magic 6 really scores over similar network streaming devices is in its ability to playback very high quality audio files, including 24-bit FLAC and WAV files. In practise this means that, provided you don't mind using up extra storage space on your hard drive, you can now stream music that's better quality than CD.

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR PC'S STORED MUSIC WITH THE 24/192 COMPATIBLE USB

Connect to the rear-mounted USB socket and you can stream music files from your PC at the highest quality possible - 24-bit/192kHz. Both kernel streaming and ASIO standards are accepted. (Apple computers support up to 24-bit/192kHz USB transfer natively and a free driver makes this possible from Windows PCs).

OPTIONAL BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY

The Cambridge Audio Stream Magic 6 is fully compatible with the BT100 Bluetooth receiver. Simply pair the receiver up with your smart phone, tablet or any other Bluetooth media device and then stream your stored music or music streaming services via top quality Bluetooth aptX. Although not quite as good, in terms of sound quality, as the other streaming methods, it provides flexibility and is ideal for streaming stored music from smartphones or tablets, making it perfect for parties!

GREAT FOR INTERNET RADIO STREAMING AND STREAMING SERVICES

The Cambridge Audio Stream Magic 6 will also let you access Internet radio and streaming music services without the need for your PC or Mac to be switched on. Again, it's the manner in which Cambridge Audio have refined the user interface that makes the Stream Magic 6 special here. Using a new and specially developed site called Stream Magic, the '6' accesses 20,000 Internet radio stations that have been assessed for their reliability and performance - including popular services such as the BBC iPlayer Radio, Pandora and Rhapsody.

STREAM MAGIC CONTROL FOR YOUR APPLE OR ANDROID DEVICE

With a free Apple/Android app you have effortless control over the radio stations with the comfort of your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad or Android device. Stream Magic also seamlessly manages all your streaming content and is, in effect, a very user friendly way of bringing together and controlling all your digital sources. Stream Magic will now even control the volume on a compatible Cambridge Audio amplifier or receiver.

BUILT-IN PRE-AMP - JUST ADD ACTIVE SPEAKERS!

If you're seeking quality hi-fi from a minimal system then the built-in pre-amp will appeal. Simply add active speakers via the digital or analogue outputs and you'll be able to control the volume and balance control via the Stream Magic.

FULLY CONNECTED, INCLUDING XLR BALANCED

When it comes to connectivity the Stream Magic 6 is, yet again, at the top of the class. The highlight is the addition of XLR balanced outputs. When used with a compatible amplifier, such as the Cambridge Audio 851A, these connections give the ultimate link possible, with greatly superior levels of shielding. Added to this there are USB inputs on both the front and rear, plus a third, Type B input for the direct connection of your PC or Mac. Both optical and coaxial digital sockets are provided for both inputs and outputs. This lets you connect up other digital components and take advantage of the superior quality DAC built into the Stream Magic 6. Finally, the choice of either Ethernet or wi-fi compatibility gives the ultimate flexibility in how you connect the Stream Magic 6 to your network.

For those that have embraced the new age of digital and streamed music but don't want to sacrifice genuine hi-fi sound quality, the Stream Magic 6 is simply the best in its class.

*wireless/wi-fi not recommended for 24 bit streaming due to the variable speed of wi-fi networks due to environmental and other factors. Users streaming 24 bit files should ideally use a wired connection.

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General
General Features
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Award Winning Music Streamer
Yes
General
General Features
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Apple 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
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.
Optional - BT100
Wireless Connection
Whether a wireless or, Wi-Fi, connection is included as standard or optional (via dongle). This allows for wireless connection to your home network hub.
Yes
Internet Radio & Services
Does it have access to Internet radio and other online music services?
Yes
Dimensions
Dimensions of unit (W x D x H) mm.
430 x 305 x 85
Weight
Weight of unit, unboxed, in KG.
4.0
Rated 3.6 out of 5†by 5 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5†by Good on paper, poor in practice. Bought it to stream my music collection,. ripped CD's onto a Western Digital NAS drive,.. When it works it sounds great, sadly it doesn't happen that often. My main problem is playing the selected song, you select one and another plays, all very random. Thought it might be a firmware issue but the latest update has made no difference. I use an iPad as a controller which doesn't make much difference to the random playing. some albulm art issues as well to boot. I did contact cambridge audio customer support, they didn't get back to me with a response from the last email. Hoping that another firmware update might sort the issues, if not I'm giving up on it. and Cambridge Audio products. 07 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5†by Fabulous Music Streamer The Stream Magic 6 has revolutionised my music listening. I have a large CD collection, backed up to NAS. The Stream Magic 6 makes it easy to play what I want when I want. It looks great and has replaced two components in my system. The uPnP Setting server was already set up on my NAS and connecting the unit to my network and then the server was quick and easy, following instructions downloaded from the CA website. The free Stream Magic App on iOS works well and is more convenient than the remote provided (though could be improved). This was a more expensive option than some others and I hesitated before buying. However, it has increased my enjoyment of my music greatly. Thanks to the upscaling process the quality of the output actually sounds better than my previous CD player, and I have a vast selection of internet radio and streamed services to choose from too. This is a great product. I think the Stream Magic 6 is worth every penny and recommend it wholeheartedly. 06 January 2014
Rated 5 out of 5†by Streamer Magic 6 I bought the Magic 6 about 6 months ago so now tested it to it`s full. It`s a solid machine looks good and is easy to use. The main reason was to playback all types of music either be C.D. or Vinyl with a large collection of music over the years I wanted something that would play everything have back to me from one source in a high quality without too much fuss, glad to say the Magic 6 does. The control from my iphone is a great feature too, I have tried everything plugged into the magic 6 from cd & mini disc players and compared them solo and through the Magic 6. I found the results amazing, however if you are using a C.D player with high quality then there is hardly any difference I used the 640c and then the new 651C the 640c there was a difference with 651C I did prefer CD player over the Magic both having the same Dacs not sure why the was a difference but my preference was the 651C. In all very much worth the £700 as you would pay more for the same quality products. 20 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5†by The twin DACs make such a positive difference! I bought this after have had a Sonata NP30. True, the stream magic is more than twice the price but it is well worth the additional expense. With so many classical music MP3s around, it is good to hear the music as it was recorded. 18 November 2013
Rated 2 out of 5†by Great sound but I initially brought on of these when I wanted to buy a streamer, in my opinion it looks a good quality piece of equipment. It sounds great but my unit kept resetting itself midplay and would take upto 5 minutes to reboot itself. Google search highlighted potential firmware problems with these players. This maybe corrected now but £700 I would expect better! 22 October 2013
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