Cambridge Audio DACMAGIC XS V2 USB DAC/Headphone Amp

Cambridge Audio DACMAGIC XS V2 (Black)

USB DAC/Headphone Amp

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£99
Richer Sounds exclusive model.

Bring the music from your computer to life, with the Cambridge DacMagic XS V2.


Your music, your way

Gone are the days of CD being the only way of listening to a new album. Now it comes in a variety of formats, with downloading a popular choice. Your computer is perfect for storing music, but with playback, less so. Often the quality of the built-in DACs (Digital to Analogue Convertor) and headphone amplifiers leave a lot to be desired, failing to reproduce your music with the soul and character as intended by the artist. The Cambridge DacMagic XS V2 is the answer.

New style
The latest V2 version of the DacMagic XS brings with it a cool new style. The revised finish and logos give this pocket DAC an even more sophisticated style.

Music the way it was meant to be
Don't let the miniature size of the DacMagic XS V2 fool you. Cambridge Audio has managed to bring together a class-leading DAC and powerful headphone amplifier to breathe new life into your digital music in one small casing. Using a low jitter asynchronous USB connection along with support for USB Class 1 & 2 modes, DacMagic XS V2 connects using the highest quality USB connection with the least amount of distortion.

For PC or Mac
Both Mac and PC platforms are supported. Regardless of whether your music consists of MP3 files or high definition 24-bit/192kHz FLAC files, the DacMagic XS V2has all varieties covered. So as your music library evolves over time, the DacMagic XS V2 will have you covered.

Headphone amp
Along with the accomplished DAC, the DacMagic XS V2 is paired with a high quality headphone amplifier. Capable of providing up to 10 times more power than the headphone output found on most PCs and laptops it also has an on-board analogue volume control. Able to reproduce your music as faithfully as possible it provides a dynamic range and audio fidelity that is a league above what's possible on most PCs and laptops.

Compact and robust
Crafted using high quality brushed aluminium, the DacMagic XS is both lightweight and strong. Its streamline design combined with its small size and weight ensures that it's just as suited for music on the go as it is for use at home. With power being provided by the USB connection, there's no need for batteries or an external power supply. As an elegant addition, the built-in LED changes colour corresponding to the input sample rate.

Powerful sounds from a small package - for the best music on the move, don't leave home without one.

Click here for link to our blog review

6 Year Supercare £9.99

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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

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
Richer Sounds exclusive model.

Bring the music from your computer to life, with the Cambridge DacMagic XS V2.


Your music, your way

Gone are the days of CD being the only way of listening to a new album. Now it comes in a variety of formats, with downloading a popular choice. Your computer is perfect for storing music, but with playback, less so. Often the quality of the built-in DACs (Digital to Analogue Convertor) and headphone amplifiers leave a lot to be desired, failing to reproduce your music with the soul and character as intended by the artist. The Cambridge DacMagic XS V2 is the answer.

New style
The latest V2 version of the DacMagic XS brings with it a cool new style. The revised finish and logos give this pocket DAC an even more sophisticated style.

Music the way it was meant to be
Don't let the miniature size of the DacMagic XS V2 fool you. Cambridge Audio has managed to bring together a class-leading DAC and powerful headphone amplifier to breathe new life into your digital music in one small casing. Using a low jitter asynchronous USB connection along with support for USB Class 1 & 2 modes, DacMagic XS V2 connects using the highest quality USB connection with the least amount of distortion.

For PC or Mac
Both Mac and PC platforms are supported. Regardless of whether your music consists of MP3 files or high definition 24-bit/192kHz FLAC files, the DacMagic XS V2has all varieties covered. So as your music library evolves over time, the DacMagic XS V2 will have you covered.

Headphone amp
Along with the accomplished DAC, the DacMagic XS V2 is paired with a high quality headphone amplifier. Capable of providing up to 10 times more power than the headphone output found on most PCs and laptops it also has an on-board analogue volume control. Able to reproduce your music as faithfully as possible it provides a dynamic range and audio fidelity that is a league above what's possible on most PCs and laptops.

Compact and robust
Crafted using high quality brushed aluminium, the DacMagic XS is both lightweight and strong. Its streamline design combined with its small size and weight ensures that it's just as suited for music on the go as it is for use at home. With power being provided by the USB connection, there's no need for batteries or an external power supply. As an elegant addition, the built-in LED changes colour corresponding to the input sample rate.

Powerful sounds from a small package - for the best music on the move, don't leave home without one.

Click here for link to our blog review
Bluetooth No
Coaxial Digital Input No
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 30 x 10 x 53.5
Headphone Output 3.5mm Headphone output
Optical Digital Input No
Power Consumption- Normal Use 150mW
USB Input Yes
XLR Balanced Outputs No
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great price and sound quality Really happy with this diminutive but great quality of finish and sound. I can use it on my tablet with HiRes files. The sound is quite fabulous. Additional volume boost on headphones is a must. Absolutely recommend this product at below £50...
Date published: 2018-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2nd best bang for buck upgrade Best value for money upgrade was 30 years ago when I swooped the bell wire speaker cable to solid core mains cable. Massive improvement and never beaten in terms of difference in sound improvement. The second was this Cambridge Audio USB DAC. Used with my old desktop computer, it appears to by-pass any internal processing and amplification and do this itself. The result is clearer higher end a lot tighter bass and it really does sound better. My computer is now my main music source. FLAC sounds good and if you can find the high bit rate BBC radio sources then you are all good. Used with NAD 7000 and B&W 620's.
Date published: 2018-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Realy nice DAC will transform your laptop audio Good sound and enough power to drive most headphones
Date published: 2018-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gadget I saw this online here at Richer Sounds and it was an instant purchase. Received a few days later. Easy set up via USB. Music sounded richer through headphones rather than through poor laptop speaker. Very useful volume control incorporated
Date published: 2018-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent upgrade to pc sound Just plug and play for better sound and a great price from rs
Date published: 2018-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better sound from computer / tablet. Does exactly as it shoud - improves sound from music on computer.
Date published: 2018-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound for the price Had this a couple of months now and it really brings out the detail on my MacBook Pro. Coupled with either a Bose speaker or headphones the difference is very noticeable.
Date published: 2018-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound for such a compact DAC This is a DAC I thought I didn’t need. I was so wrong what a superb piece of kit for the price and size. This is my third DAC in the household and it doesn’t disappoint! A special thanks to the guys at York!
Date published: 2018-11-02
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Cambridge Audio DACMAGIC XS V2 (Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 98.
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6 Year Supercare £9.99

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

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