Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M (Lunar Grey)

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Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M (Lunar Grey)

USB DAC/Headphone Amp
£399 Our price history: £549 from 31/03/22 to 22/11/22
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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
General
Manufacturer's Warranty
24.0000
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 5 out of 5 by from Versatile and a top performer. I’ve been using this for just on a month. It’s slotted in to my system very well. It transforms the music stored on my phone into almost CD quality through my mouth and speakers. There’s a number of connections on the back making it very flexible. What was a surprise is that I’m also using it to convert the output from my Marantz CD player. It’s made a noticeable improvement to the sound quality, improving the clarity and soundstage. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2022-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Now the hub of my system I chose the DacMagic 200M to add MQA decoding to my system. It was quick and easy to set up and the Tidal Masters sound great - especially the Studio Masters. I live and work in Dubai and this unit is not available here so I ordered for delivery via Aramex Shop & Ship which meant tat I received it within a few days.
Date published: 2022-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sound I bought this about a week ago after my amp packed up. It has a very detailed, natural sound into my Beyerdynamic T1 headphones. I was initially slightly disappointed by what i perceived to be a slight lack of bass. My previous setup of Roksan K2 Kandy CD player and amp with the aforementioned headphones gave a very solid extended bass. However it could be slightly overwhelming at times, so maybe the DacMagic 200M is more accurate. I am using my Roksan K2 Kandy CD player as a CD transport (the Dac Magic 200M only has digital inputs).
Date published: 2022-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M Easy to set up, great helpline from Cambridge Audio - all good!
Date published: 2022-06-09
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
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