Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M (Lunar Grey) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 10.
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Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M (Lunar Grey)

USB DAC/Headphone Amp
£449
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”Cambridge’s top-of-the-line DAC is a well-armed, high-performing all-rounder.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ – 5 Star review.

System boost

This high quality DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) is a small box that works wonders with your entire digital music system. Using premium ESS DACs, the DacMagic 200M maximises the sound from all your digital sources. Wire up or go wireless with Bluetooth, the 200M gives high levels of system flexibility. On top of all this, it’s also a high quality headphone amp, making it an indispensable upgrade for all headphone fans.

Dual ESS ES9028Q2M DACs – a big name in sound
ESS are a top name in digital technology, with their chips used in the highest quality audio and AV around. With the DacMagic 200M, twin DACs are used in dual-mono configuration. This means you get separate DACs for the left and right channel that in turn gives better musical separation and a wider, more realistic soundstage.

Supports a wide range of digital formats, including MQA
The DacMagic 200M supports a wide range of digital files, right up to 32bit/768kHz when connected via USB (24bit/192kHz coaxial, 24bit/96kHz optical and 16bit via Bluetooth). The USB input also supports native DSD files up to 512. MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) – as used by TIDAL Masters – is also compatible.

Digital filters to tailor the sound
Featuring a 3-way, digital filter, the DacMagic 200M lets you tailor the sound to suit your preference. Choose between ‘Fast’, ‘Slow’ and ‘Short Delay’ filters for the sound that bests suits the music, your system, room and taste.

Fully connected inputs
Switch between four inputs for full system flexibility. Two of the digital inputs offer the choice of optical or coaxial. These are ideal for a CD player, network streamer, TV or other device with a digital output. The other digital inputs are Bluetooth and USB.

Bluetooth input for wireless connectivity
As standard, the DacMagic 200M now comes with a Bluetooth receiver built-in. Pair with your smartphone, tablet, laptop or other device and enjoy a huge boost in sound – wirelessly. Using the DacMagic 200M between your Bluetooth music source and hi-fi or active speaker system improves the dynamic response, detail and sheer realism of sound. It’s simply the best way to listen to music from your mobile.

Connect your computer via USB
For the ultimate in computer audio, connect via USB. Supporting audio files up to studio quality, 32bit/768kHz and DSD512, the USB connection provides the best quality link. For music stored on your computer network or streamed from your PC, Mac or laptop, this is simply the best way of hearing every last drop of detail.

Balanced outputs for studio quality sound
Featuring XLR Cannon, balanced outputs, the DacMagic 200M offers studio grade connectivity with your amp. XLR balanced connectivity provides a solid, ‘locked in’ connection and the ability to run a far longer cable, without a drop off in performance. For amps without XLR inputs, the DacMagic 200M also features standard RCA phono outputs.

Also includes a top quality headphone amp
More than just a DAC, the DacMagic 200M also features a premium headphone output. Using Class A/B amplification, with a low impedance output, the DacMagic 200M powers your headphones with authority. High in power and low in distortion, the amp gets the very best from all types of headphones, maximising your listening experience.

Put the magic into your system, with the Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M.
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Yes
Coaxial Inputs
2
Headphone Output
Yes
Optical Digital Inputs
2
USB
1
XLR Balanced Outputs
Yes
Audio
Frequency Response (Hz)
10 - 50,000
High Resolution Audio
Yes
Features
DAC
Dual ESS ES9028Q2M
Weight
Weight (KG)
1.2
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Detailed, open and airy sound Bought as a replacement for a Schiit Modi 3 — I needed something with a headphone amplifier as well as both coaxial and optical connections. The sound is less constrained sounding than the Modi 3, being more dynamic, definitely more detailed and with a better rendition of the soundstage. The detail doesn’t come at the cost of being fatiguing either, the overall sound profile is smooth with no hint of harshness in the treble, plenty of resolution in the mids as mentioned, and with a weighty but very clear bass. The headphone amplifier was more than up to the job of powering HiFiMan Sundaras, which take more power than usual to get them going.
Date published: 2021-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great DAC Bought this to replace a top of the range Topping DAC. Does it sound better..... no but, just as good with more functionality. MQA some love it , some don't believe in it.. but its a sound that I personally love so I am very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2021-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb DAC Upgraded from original Cambridge DAC Magic Plus, this version is far more open and revealing, with more sparkle and clarity in the top end, well worth the price very happy.
Date published: 2021-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound, Features, Price I’ve been using the 200M for 2 weeks now and I am very happy with my purchase so far. Definitely a big audible upgrade from my previous FiiO E17K + K5 combo which I have used for 7 years but finally wanted an upgrade and it was well worth it. I am pairing it with 250 Ohm Beyerdynamic 1990 Pro’s and the DacMagic is easily able to drive them at a level far above what is comfortable for me. Compared to my previous setup I feel I am getting more of the best out of these headphones now. Features wise I couldn’t have asked for more at this price point. I have the DacMagic connected to a PC via USB and to a TV and a console via optical with no issues. With the Bluetooth connectivity I am able to connect any phone or tablet to the DacMagic easily without adaptors and long aux cables. Everything feels like it’s solidly constructed, nice feel to the volume knob and the buttons. (Takes a while to turn the volume knob all the way down so it has a push to mute function also) Using Tidal on PC supports exclusive mode so it will always match the samplerate of the DAC with the samplerate of that particular recording. Highly recommend! The DacMagic200M has lived up to expectations, old favourite songs injected with more detail, the dual DAC system really adds a sense of 3D to the soundscape. Very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2021-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First DAC I've been listening to the DacMagic 200M for about two weeks now and I really can't fault it. It's my first external DAC so unfortunately I have nothing to compare it to, but to my ears it does everything - detail, separation, clarity, punch when needed, never bright, always clean and always balanced. I use it with a QED high resolution USB and my old but trusty Sennheiser HD650s. Very pleased.
Date published: 2021-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A massive sonic step up in sound quality I bought this a week ago, upgrading from a 10 year old original DAC Magic. It is one of very few DACS that supports MQA, which is a file format that allows you to stream music at the same quality as the original Studio recordings. It surpasses CD quality and is used on TIDAL music service. Words cannot express how good this unit sounds. I have spent many enjoyable hours rediscovering albums and hearing nuances and detail that I have never heard before. It’s straight forward to use. I have the DAC connected to my desktop via a USB cable, but you can connect other devices such as a CD via the digital coax inputs to take advantage of the processing power and improve CD sound. Another nice feature is that it is Bluetooth enabled. I’ve been using this to play digital radio direct from my phone and play it over my HiFi speakers. The DAC also doubles as a Headphone Amp. It’s not cheap, but for me it has been a great investment delivering a step change in sound quality.
Date published: 2021-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what the Doctor ordered I had the original DacMagic Azure for 10 Years. A year ago I bought the CXN v2 Dac/Streamer with which I have been extremely happy . Combined with Tidal I have listened to more music over the past year than any time in my life. I have listened to the music not the HiFi. The reason for buying the new DacMagic 200M was : 1. Have the chance to unlock MQA by taking the digital out from CXN v2 2. Have a good quality headphone amp 3. Have a different/better? DAC The immediate impression is that the new DAC is sweeter and airier. A bit more three dimensional. There are three filters but I haven’t spent time comparing. MQA is working with Tidal. I have not spent time comparing MQA v nonMQA but overall it has sounded great to me.
Date published: 2021-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A revelation - favourite cds reborn! I bought this DacMagic one week ago and my sound-world is changed forever - superb sound from the CD transport, and also Bluetooth connection to phone music, radio and catch-up services. It is excellent and I cannot praise it highly enough - and it was not expensive!
Date published: 2021-03-03
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