Cambridge Audio DACMAGIC PLUS DAC

Cambridge Audio DACMAGIC PLUS (Black)

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The Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus does the seemingly impossible and improves upon a legend!

The best just gets better

With a raft of improvements the Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus is still the best way of improving the sound from your hi-fi, AV system, PC, laptop and now, even your headphones!

Massive improvements to the sound of your digital sources
The purpose behind the DacMagic Plus is simple: to make your music sound better, whatever the digital source. Plug in your Blu-ray, DVD or CD player via optical or coaxial connections (there are two of each) and enjoy up-sampled music quality that's better than CD. The USB connection for your computer supports 24-bit transfer for 'better than CD quality'. So music files stored on your PC or laptop in top 24/192 quality can be streamed, uncompressed, through the DacMagic Plus and enhanced by its DAC.

Bluetooth, to work with your phone or tablet
The Plus model has the option of being able to stream music from your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. With the optional BT100 audio receiver connected, simply link up via high quality apt-X or standard Bluetooth and stream your stored or streaming tunes from your device to the DacMagic and on into your hi-fi.

The best specification in its class
The DacMagic Plus has the highest quality digital circuitry possible at its price. Twin Wolfson WM8740 DACs, implemented in a dual differential mode, are complemented by an Anagram Technologies AFT2 24 bit/384 kHz up-sampling circuit. Up-sampling conventional CD 'stretches' the format to give the highest resolution possible, and also aids standard 24-bit/192kHz recordings with a faster sampling rate for less jitter.

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

More than a DAC
First off, the DacMagic Plus comes with a dedicated headphone amp and volume control. More revealing, more dynamic and with less noise, the headphone output gives your cans a whole new lease of life. In addition it comes with a new digital pre-amp function. Combined with the volume control, you can now connect directly to active speakers or a power amp for a shorter signal path and superior sound quality.

With more features than ever but the same performance boosting appeal, the DacMagic Plus is more than magic, it's magic plus!

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Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

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The Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus does the seemingly impossible and improves upon a legend!

The best just gets better

With a raft of improvements the Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus is still the best way of improving the sound from your hi-fi, AV system, PC, laptop and now, even your headphones!

Massive improvements to the sound of your digital sources
The purpose behind the DacMagic Plus is simple: to make your music sound better, whatever the digital source. Plug in your Blu-ray, DVD or CD player via optical or coaxial connections (there are two of each) and enjoy up-sampled music quality that's better than CD. The USB connection for your computer supports 24-bit transfer for 'better than CD quality'. So music files stored on your PC or laptop in top 24/192 quality can be streamed, uncompressed, through the DacMagic Plus and enhanced by its DAC.

Bluetooth, to work with your phone or tablet
The Plus model has the option of being able to stream music from your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. With the optional BT100 audio receiver connected, simply link up via high quality apt-X or standard Bluetooth and stream your stored or streaming tunes from your device to the DacMagic and on into your hi-fi.

The best specification in its class
The DacMagic Plus has the highest quality digital circuitry possible at its price. Twin Wolfson WM8740 DACs, implemented in a dual differential mode, are complemented by an Anagram Technologies AFT2 24 bit/384 kHz up-sampling circuit. Up-sampling conventional CD 'stretches' the format to give the highest resolution possible, and also aids standard 24-bit/192kHz recordings with a faster sampling rate for less jitter.

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

More than a DAC
First off, the DacMagic Plus comes with a dedicated headphone amp and volume control. More revealing, more dynamic and with less noise, the headphone output gives your cans a whole new lease of life. In addition it comes with a new digital pre-amp function. Combined with the volume control, you can now connect directly to active speakers or a power amp for a shorter signal path and superior sound quality.

With more features than ever but the same performance boosting appeal, the DacMagic Plus is more than magic, it's magic plus!
Audio Inputs 1 x Digital XLR AES3
Audio Outputs RCA, XLR
Bluetooth Optional
Coaxial Digital Input 2
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 215 x 191 x 52
Headphone Output 1/4" 6.3mm Headphone output
Optical Digital Input 2
Power Consumption- Normal Use 12
Pre Output Yes, RCA and XLR
USB Input 1 x Type B for PC/MAC
XLR Balanced Outputs Yes
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Black
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Budget DAC I bought a Cambridge DAC Magic Plus in your shop at Bloomsbury. Soon after I got it going with a mini Mac server, Rotel amplifier and Sonus Faber speakers. After a bit of tuning the system up using Audirvana software it works like a dream. I am completely happy with it
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh, oh, oh it's magic! First off I don't understand the science behind this but I do know that I was not entirely happy with certain aspects of my Hi Fi sound. The friendly chaps at Richer Sounds Kingston and Weybridge did a decent job of explaining the how's and why's and I decided to dive in and purchase the Dac Magic Plus. After living with it for a couple of weeks I can honestly say that there is definite improvement in sound in certain areas. My Cambridge Azur CD player has 1 Wolfson Dac. The Magic has two and I believe I can hear an improvement. Definitely when played loud the sound isn't stretched and distorted as before. Also, as the Magic has a dedicated headphone amp it has massively improved the sound through 'cans'. Again, not so brittle and distorted. Playing my MP3's from my tablet through the BT100 streaming device, (bought seperately), has also given a significant improvement and I now get enjoyment from said files on my Hi Fi due to this boost to the quality. Before, the sound was not really of great fidelity. So, a good product all round, (looks neat too), good price from R.S., And definitely worth a go, especially as you can choose to listen in store.
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good all round DAC and headphone Amp Bought The dac in part to improve sound of a 2nd Tele Listening with the headphones. Also use it to improve sound on the cd output of denon m30 mini system. And it does exactly whet meant to. The dac wa bought with the Bluetooth option. The DAC has added advantage of being able to be stood on its side thus reducing real estate. Used the Richer Sounds delivery service to full effect To save a 60 mile round trip
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does a good job Went into my local store to audition soundbars but after a discussion on how my HiFi is set up and positioned and a recommendation from the staff came out with the DAC. I'm using it for two purposes, one to improve the sound of my TV and the stereo imagery and the other an upgrade of my CD player, making it into a CD Transport. The sound quality of the unit is excellent with plenty of inputs 2 optical a USB and a further input for the BT100. Love the flexibility the device gives and the quality of the sound I get from it via the rest of the system. What I miss is a remote control facility but I think good value for the money.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product I am extremely pleased with my purchase as it is exactly what I wanted and advertised by Richer Sounds.Makes a big difference in sound,I hear things I never knew were even there.I am a professional DJ and am sensitive to even slight quality issues.The Cambridge Audio DAC is a solution to at least mask some of the deficiency and distortion of mp3 sound.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase,Outstanding Value I bought this Dac Headphone amp a few weeks ago,and now its burned in its playing my Hi res flac files from my pc brilliantly.I first listened through an old pair of sennheiser hd580's straight from the Dac and was impressed.I then hooked it up to my old Luxman L58 integrated amp,and it was really smooth.Cambridge audio have made a great product at a reasonable price.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!!!!!YOU NEED THIS IF YOU HAVE GOOD HEAPHONES!!!! Got home plugged my Shure SRH1540's in and wow! Simple to set up plugged straight into my IMac no drivers required. Hearing enhanced stereo image no noise and loads of power.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great while it lasted. Sound quality was , excellent, little bright but pretty good I love Cambridge systems, Unfortunately it died on me 10 days after purchase. Would have given it 5 stars. I own 2 cxa amps, cxn etc. Love Cambridge . Would I buy the dacmagic again. ? Maybe
Date published: 2017-01-18
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6 Year Supercare £29.85

Add our Supercare to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years and give you your money back if unused.

6 YEAR SUPERCARE COSTS JUST £9.99 ON ALL ITEMS UNDER £100, OR 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE ON ANYTHING OVER £100.

We think you’ll agree that our Supercare guarantee offers fantastic value. What’s more, if you don’t use our it in the 6 year period, we’ll refund the cost of it. You really can’t say fairer than that!
Plus, if we can’t fix a fault, we will give you a like-for-like replacement.
Find out full details here.

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, 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!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge