Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M (Lunar Grey)

Buy online/in-store/Telesales
£549
Buy online/in-store/Telesales
Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M (Lunar Grey) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 25.
  • y_2022, m_5, d_20, h_22
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.27
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_25
  • loc_en_GB, sid_CAMB-DAC-MAG-200M-GRY, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_richersounds
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.1
  • CLOUD, getAggregateRating, 19.85ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT

Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M (Lunar Grey)

USB DAC/Headphone Amp
£549
Buy online/in-store/Telesales
Compare (3 max)
PayPal Credit
0% Interest for 4 Months on purchases above £99* with PayPal Credit. Find out more
Get more time to pay with Klarna. 18+, T&Cs apply. Credit subject to status. Find out more
Asset 2
Flexible in-store & telesales payment options to suit you. Available on purchases over £500. Find out more

Other ways to buy

Order with your local store
  • Call to order from your local store, or add to basket and Click & Collect from our stores with a pick-up slot

Use our Store Finder to find your local store. Please call ahead to check stock.

6 Year Guarantee

£54.85 - Fully refundable if unused.

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

Fully refundable if unused

6 Year Guarantee costs just £9.99 on all items under £100, or 10% of purchase
price on anything over £100.

We think you'll agree our 6 Year Guarantee offers fantastic value. What's more, if you don't use 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 replacement.

Find out full details here.

Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability. Find out more

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
Ts&Cs apply - see our delivery page.

Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability. Find out more

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
Ts&Cs apply - see our delivery page.
Compare (3 max)
”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
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
215 x 52 x 191
Weight
Weight (KG)
1.2
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great DAC! Great purchase from Richer Sounds online, wonderful DAC. Upgraded from an old Musical Fidelity V-DAC Mk 2, which cost about half the price of the CA DacMagic 200M. The sound is transparent, open and fairly neutral. Could do with a remote control though. Overall very happy with product.
Date published: 2022-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top quality, excellent performance. This is a quality piece of that did everything expected of it, straight from the box. I use it to stream and connect my CD player to a Cambridge Azur amp using Mordaunt-Short speakers. The sound is superb.
Date published: 2022-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lots of connectivity options It’s good, got almost all connectivity options except HDMI which I’m not sure if any DAC’s got it. Can see immediate improvement in audio quality although bass seems to be bit high for my taste but I can always adjust that from my AV receiver settings
Date published: 2022-04-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sadly, it did nothing for me. I was looking at the DACMagic 200M as a means to improving/amplifying the output of my beyerdynamic Amiron headphones and, after consulting the guys at Cambridge Audio, hooked it up to my Cambridge CXA 81 integrated amplifier. This amp is already equipped with a built-in DAC but I was assured that connecting this via balanced XLR cables would give the system the boost that my headphones needed. Richer Sounds supplied the DACMagic and a pair of AudioQuest Mackenzie XLR cables but after connecting everything up I found it impossible to detect any difference to the sound in my headphones. I also found that no sound was delivered to my loudspeakers when connected to the DacMagic. All in all a very disappointing and futile exercise. Impressed with Richer Sounds in Bristol who always accept returns and send a courier to collect. Thanks.
Date published: 2022-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New heart of my desk sounds Arrived this week. Very simple to set up. I bought a set of new Cambridge SX-50 speakers powered by an old Maratz Amp (circa 2007!) I can upgrade in the furure. So why the DAC Magic200M. I wanted to attempt to journey back to the level of quality listening pleasure I enjoyed back in the late 90's with a real HiFi system (won't bore you with old but great tech). BUT Spotify with its (320kbs max) subscription has dragged its heels in order to provide a higher quality streaming service. So I stared researching what would fit me best. I'm all Apple here - for good or bad, and I realised that I could even save monthly subscription ££ by ditching Spotify and moving my family subscription to Apple Music inc Apple TV +. OK I save £2 a month. Now have 200GB iCloud storage (meh - not that big a deal), Apple TV+, and the biggy - up to 24bit/192kHz streaming! now you're talking! So now my regular listening set up is : 1. Apple Music on my Macbook. Hi-Res enabled. running Big Sur (needed for Hi-Res) 2. this DAC Magic 200M connected to my MacBook via USB 3. (old) Maratz amp. (upgrade soon..) 4. Cambridge Sx-50 speakers. Some points to note: I downloaded and installed Audirvana with 5 x copies of the same test track in 16bit / 44.1 up to 24bit/352.8. The 200M seamlessly switches to support the stream being sent. Great proof that my set up is capable of the full range of formats. I signed up to a trial of Tidal to test the 200M MQA credentials. Again the 200M performed as expected. Apple Music - my intended source. Well Apple Music does not allow control of the 200M (unlike Audirvana), so I was confused when playing a 24/96kHz track that the 200M replorted only 44.1 kHz. The problem (not surprised) is Apple software! After runing the Audi MIDI Setup app on my MacBook, I could select a new default for output format - I could crank it up to 24/768kHz, but its best to match what you typically put through, in my case 24/192 of Apple Music. I'm still to find any of the illusive 24/192 tracks on Apple! All in all - M200 - perfect!
Date published: 2022-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Service and product 100 percent very happy I had read a lot of reviews stating just how excellent it was, discussed alternatives vs. this DAC with Richer sounds who confirmed best for price. On installation my ears were far very disappointed Excellent DAC very pleased
Date published: 2022-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very satisfied I bought this DAC as I needed an upgrade for my new headphones and got a reccomendation from a friend. Since setting it up it has consistently blown me away with the improvement in clarity of the music I'm listening to, in particular being able to properly appreciate the clarity of drums in the songs I'm listening has brought a whole new dimension to my listening experience. The unit itself is also very attractive: uncluttered, but still easy to use. I haven't got anything in particular to compare it to but I am very happy and will continue to be for a long time.
Date published: 2022-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Numerik replacment. Owned for a week, still grinning.Bought this to accompany Sister CXC Transport.Russ Andrews cables in and out. Let's just keep this simple,every thing is better than everything else. Vast soundstage, impressive musicality, the purity of a Cornish Seascape. I find myself listening to music l own but haven' t played for years, the ultimate recommendation for me.
Date published: 2022-02-08
  • y_2022, m_5, d_20, h_22
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.27
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_25
  • loc_en_GB, sid_CAMB-DAC-MAG-200M-GRY, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_richersounds
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.1
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 17.69ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT

6 Year Guarantee

£54.85 - Fully refundable if unused.

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

Fully refundable if unused

6 Year Guarantee costs just £9.99 on all items under £100, or 10% of purchase
price on anything over £100.

We think you'll agree our 6 Year Guarantee offers fantastic value. What's more, if you don't use 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 replacement.

Find out full details here.


  • Representative 21.9% APR (variable)
  • Purchase rate 21.9% p.a. (variable)
  • Assumed credit limit £1,200
Subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a broker and offers credit solely from PayPal (Europe) S.a rl et Ice, S.C.A, 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449, Luxembourg.
Klarna Payment Badge

Pay in 3 interest-free payments so you can spread the cost. No fees.

  • Add item(s) to your cart
  • Go to checkout and choose Klarna 
  • Enter your debit or credit card information.
  • To check your eligibility, Klarna will perform a soft search with a credit reference agency. This will not affect your credit score.
  • Spread the cost in 3 interest-free payments. The first payment is made at point of purchase, with the remaining 2 payments scheduled automatically every 30 days. No fees.

You must be 18+ to use this credit offer. Credit subject to status. T&Cs apply. Klarna uses soft searches with credit reference agencies. These do not affect your credit rating. Missed payments can affect your ability to use Klarna. Pay in 3 installments complete terms.

Buy now, pay later available in-store or by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 and 10-month options.

Call your local store or our telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, you can settle the balance in 6 months, and in 10 months on purchases over £1000 and pay no interest whatsoever. If you settle part of your loan in the deferral period you won’t pay interest on that part. You can still pay off the loan sooner if you make additional payments. If you’d rather spread the cost over 36 months, you can set up a loan repayment plan when the payment-free period comes to an end at 19.9% APR representative. A one-off settlement fee of £29 will be applied. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Find out more information and eligibility criteria here.