Cambridge Audio DACMAGIC 100 (Black)

DAC

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£169
Better value than ever but with the same class-leading performance, the Cambridge Audio DacMagic 100 is a true audio bargain.

What does the DacMagic 100 do?

Whatever the digital source, the DacMagic 100 will make your music sound better. Simply plug in your dock, Blu-ray, DVD, TV or CD player via optical or coaxial connections and enjoy audio quality that's way ahead of what you might expect. There's a USB connection for your computer, laptop or tablet and it also supports 24-bit/192kHz transfer, so music files stored on your laptop in top 24/192 quality can be streamed, uncompressed, and enhanced by its DAC.

Class-leading sound quality
Whatever your music source, you'll enjoy genuine hi-fi quality sound by using the Cambridge Audio DacMagic 100. A Wolfson WM8742 24-bit DAC is teamed up with Cambridge Audio's wealth of digital engineering knowledge to create a sound that's vibrant, detailed and remarkably free from jitter. Jitter is especially prevalent on music sent via network devices or hard drives and can give the sound a harsh and unnatural quality.

Well connected
There are two coaxial inputs and a single optical one, all switchable from the front. Add to this the USB input and gold-plated analogue RCA outputs for connecting to your hi-fi and the DacMagic 100 has every angle covered.

Audiophile quality sound from your digital sources without having to spend a fortune? Now, Dac's magic!

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Lowest price guaranteed! 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 / trace in discounts.
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We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

Better value than ever but with the same class-leading performance, the Cambridge Audio DacMagic 100 is a true audio bargain.

What does the DacMagic 100 do?

Whatever the digital source, the DacMagic 100 will make your music sound better. Simply plug in your dock, Blu-ray, DVD, TV or CD player via optical or coaxial connections and enjoy audio quality that's way ahead of what you might expect. There's a USB connection for your computer, laptop or tablet and it also supports 24-bit/192kHz transfer, so music files stored on your laptop in top 24/192 quality can be streamed, uncompressed, and enhanced by its DAC.

Class-leading sound quality
Whatever your music source, you'll enjoy genuine hi-fi quality sound by using the Cambridge Audio DacMagic 100. A Wolfson WM8742 24-bit DAC is teamed up with Cambridge Audio's wealth of digital engineering knowledge to create a sound that's vibrant, detailed and remarkably free from jitter. Jitter is especially prevalent on music sent via network devices or hard drives and can give the sound a harsh and unnatural quality.

Well connected
There are two coaxial inputs and a single optical one, all switchable from the front. Add to this the USB input and gold-plated analogue RCA outputs for connecting to your hi-fi and the DacMagic 100 has every angle covered.

Audiophile quality sound from your digital sources without having to spend a fortune? Now, Dac's magic!
More Information
Bluetooth No
Coaxial Digital Input 2
Dimensions WxDxH 106 x 130 x 46
Headphone Output No
Optical Digital Input 1
Power Consumption- Normal Use 5
USB Input Yes
Weight (KG) 0.5 kg
XLR Balanced Outputs No
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound I bought this about a year ago to connect to my laptop via asynchronous USB to play all my Hi Res files. It is connected to my Rotel amp and I listen via headphones. I have not been disappointed. I think the sound is brilliant and it has performed flawlessly for my over the past year. I also make use of the optical input by connecting my chromecast audio and then I can chromecast from my iPhone bit perfectly when I want to (eg from the Qobuz app). I look forward to the times I get to spend in my little music den with this brilliant piece of kit from Cambridge. Would absolutely recommend.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bought to upgrade the sound on my Brennan B2 I bought this to upgrade the sound I was getting from my Brennan B2 which I play though a bi-amped Roksan Caspian system. I am very happy with the improvement this has made and I now feel that the B2 is doing justice to my Roksan amplifier. It does produce quite a rich sound which can almost sound too rich on some tracks (I am thinking "To The Rescue" by the Divine Comedy) but the overall experience is very nice to listen to. If I was spending more time really listening to my collection (life before kids!) I would probably want to spend a bit more on a DAC just to get that tiny bit more precision on the sound but that does not take away from the fact that I am really happy with my purchase and for the price it does exactly what I want it do do.
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning sound quality. I bought this to plat high resolution audio files from NUC pc via JRiver music software. So pleased a complete revelation compared to my old sound card. I must thank Richer Sounds for the great customer service and help with next day delivery.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clearer sound I've been wanting a DAC (specifically this one) since it came out, but could never justify the price tag - until I decided to just go for it! The unit is solid and well made, and comes in a little cloth bag which is a nice touch. The supplied USB cable is a bit short so I used a different one to connect it to my PC (not a $400 one though!) and the drivers were available from the Cambridge Audio website. Speaking of their website, the design is terrible, often having to click three links in succession before getting the info. Managed to download the USB 2.0 driver and then switch it over to USB 2 mode (hold select while you power it on). The sound is definitely clearer, tried it through the PC input and also with an optical cable to a CD player (that is now just a transport) and the bass line on The Chain was that little bit taughter and clearer than it had been before. Worth buying? Yes, though I'd say you need a fairly decent system to notice the difference.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous I bought the Dacmagic 100 to replace a Dacmagic 2 that is around 20 years old. Most importantly I wanted to feed high-definition audio files from my computer to my hifi. I can tell you that this discreet piece of kit does a wonderful job. It's breathed new life into my modest hifi setup and I'm back in hifi heaven. It delivers a very enjoyable and satisfying sound. If you're looking to add a DAC to your setup and you aren't rolling in money then I'd say don't hesitate to buy this. I'm sure there are better DACs out there but if you want one then you'll probably need to dish out considerably more of your hard-earned money to get diminishing returns. At this price point I'd say it's a no-brainer.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommended wholeheartedly My Cambridge DacMagic 100 arrives next day despite only choosing the free postage option. Linked to my Sony BDP S7200 Blu-ray player it provides a beautifully detailed sound. Though not quite achieving as spacious a sound as my Marantz SA8005 CD/SACD player (understandably given the combined price difference) it is nevertheless terrific value and can be recommended wholeheartedly.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good, but needs careful matching. I took a little while to (A) decide on purchasing this product, and (B) to assess how to get the best out of it within my existing system. During this period I listened to a wide selection of CDs - classical and jazz; orchestral and smaller, more intimate ensembles. Although it took some time to reach and feel happy with my final assessment, I felt confident that this neatly boxed addition was certainly worth the asking price. I'm using it primarily as an outboard for my venerable Pioneer CD transport, which has been given a new sense of purpose and now sounds better than ever.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just ok At first these sound really good, with loads of detail and pace. But that is about it. Listen to something like the Arcam and it is leagues away in terms of quality reproduction of the music. Probably fine as a PC replacement, but as a hifi falls short, being too shrill and thin.
Date published: 2017-03-21
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6 Year Supercare £16.90

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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!
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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.

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later 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

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Lowest price guaranteed! 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 / trace in discounts.
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We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

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