Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M (Lunar Grey) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
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Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M (Lunar Grey)

USB DAC/Headphone Amp

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Open Box Guide Price (2 available across all stores) £464.950000
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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
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
215 x 52 x 191
Weight
Weight (KG)
1.2
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 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
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