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Cambridge Audio DacMagic 100 (Black)

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Richer Sounds exclusive model.

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!
Connectivity
Audio Outputs
RCA
Coaxial Digital Input
2
USB Input
1 x Type B for PC/MAC
Energy Consumption
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
5
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD
106 x 46 x 130
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service, great sound! I purchased a Cambridge Audio DACmagic100, connected to my computer, installed the driver for 24bit/192 khz audio added an RCA adapter and connected my Sony 1000m3 and it sounds great! I did have to change the unit from USB audio 1 to USB audio 2, but easily done.
Date published: 2021-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fantastic upgrade of my hifi system The fantastic Richer Sounds team helped me buy a great system system about four years ago, when a purchased a Yamaha AS301 amplifier, Dali Zensor 3 speakers and a Cambridge Audio CXC CD transport. The sound has always been really good, but decided it was time to upgrade. After researching the Cambridge Audio amplifier range, I started reading about DACs and at just over £100 decided the DAC Magic gave me a piece of the Cambridge kit with solid reviews on the sound. I’m pleased to say that this little box has transformed my system. The sound from the CD player definitely has more character and depth, so very happy there. I was astounded by the sound quality when I ran Tidal (Hifi and Masters) through the USB input. All I was after was a good sound stage and instrument separation, but I’m hearing things I have not heard in music that has been played over and over again for years. In all honesty, my research led me towards the Schiit Modi 3, but these are difficult to find in the UK. If you are looking for your first DAC or are thinking about giving your sound system a boost, this is a great place to start. You won’t be disappointed! A word of caution: I got bogged down in the complex discussions about sound quality while researching DACs - all I’ll say about that is the production quality of the music plays a major role in hearing any difference. I personally find some Tidal Hifi tracks sound better or the same as Masters, but there are some Masters tracks that sound exceptional. My advice - get a good setup and trust your ears with the music that you love. The DAC Magic really lets me enjoy my music in all formats.
Date published: 2021-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great addition to my system giving a significant This has filled the link in the chain perfectly with a considerable improvement to the sound.
Date published: 2021-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A lot in a small box I knew this was at the lower budget end of the DAC market, but wanted to explore updating the digital output of my CD player and playing music directly from my PC via USB. The Dacmagic 100 has good input options and with the right cables, after a running-in period it sounds really good. Smooth with lots of detail and good bass, not shrill at all. There are better more infinitely expensive DACs on the market but this is a really entry point product.
Date published: 2021-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good DAC Bought the Cambridge audio dacmagic 100 two or three weeks ago, and i can definitely say its a pretty good DAC especially for the price at about £130. For a budget DAC it must be one of the best you can buy. It might be a good idea to avoid using bright sounding interconnect cables, and use cables that are more neutral, or warmer in sound, especially when the DAC is new and not run in.Cables with a smooth, or very smooth treble would probably work well with this DAC.
Date published: 2021-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple Product - Great Sound I upgraded from a smaller Drgaonfly DAC to the Cambridge Audio Dacmagic 100 and I love it. Great value for money.
Date published: 2021-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First time using a DAC My first time using a DAC and my only regret is I hadn’t bought one sooner. I emailed Richer Sounds asking for advice and they replied promptly suggesting the Cambridge Audio DACMagic 100. I bought it and even though it was on a standard delivery it arrived quickly. It has performed well above my expectations.
Date published: 2021-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A noticeable improvement I bought this DacMagic a few weeks ago to improve my C D listening, it did just that. I have now updated my speakers with a pair of Wharfdale 4.2 (also from Richer Sounds) and I love my music more than ever. P.S. Both items were ordered at Richer Sounds Online on a Friday and delivered on the following Monday. Pretty good, thanks guys.
Date published: 2021-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good Excellent results, particularly at the price. Bought it to upgrade a 'No 2' system and it is working well. Only slight irritation is that (despite another reviewer's comments) it does not auto-select Toslink input, so have to manually select that every time. But a very small niggle.
Date published: 2021-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dac Magic100. Bought a week ago to allow my smart tv to be connected to my Prima Luna valve amplifier. Works really well, excellent value and sounds really good considering my tv is the source and not my 2k cd player. Totally recommend this to allow YouTube and other channels to be put through an expensive set up. Delivery and communication from Richer sounds was perfect. Thank you.
Date published: 2021-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DAC Magic - Why did I wait this long! The combination of fantastic service from Richer sounds and a bit of research got this fantastic little device plugged into my much loved Hifi. Beyond more connections than I could think of, the sound is amazing. My laptop sounds unbelievable, beyond anything I expected! Using the digital output from my CD player has transformed the sound into something I only ever dreamt of. Cambridge Audio and Richer Sounds have together helped create a sound I think should cost £1000's.
Date published: 2021-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Piece of Kit I wasn't satisfied with the sound when I played musical files from my computer. I have a decent amplifier, and good speakers so I knew it was the digital to analogue conversion. I've had other Cambridge Audio equipment that has been very good so I looked at Cambridge for a DAC. I didn't want anything elaborate or too pricey so the DacMagic 100 filled the bill. A noticeable improvement to sound at a reasonable price from a respected manufacturer.
Date published: 2021-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Revitalsed old CD player My NAD CD player died and I had an old Teac in the loft hooked it up and it sounded ok. I bought a Dacmagic 100 and it sounded much better.I recommend this product
Date published: 2021-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing upgrade. Well worth the money. I bought this to act as a DAC for my laptop. Setup for Windows 10 is a little fiddly with Audio 2.0 driver and messing about with settings to get ASIO output. However! The benefits are real. The sound is amazing. I am playing FLAC files through the DACMagic into my Denon amp with Mission speakers. I'm not an audiophile, but the sound is definitely better than even CD quality. Don't be put off by it's diminutive size. This little pocket rocket is the business. My only (very petty) gripe is that the supplied USB cable is quite short (about 40cm). But longer versions are readily available.. Well done CA for another great product. And thanks again Richer sounds for speedy service and great value. I couldn't find this DAC cheaper anywhere else. Even second hand ones were selling for higher than you were charging..
Date published: 2021-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reasonable size and a nice sounding DAC My new (Samsung) TV not having the best sound out of the box, and no analogue sound out I bought this DAC to link to the optical digital out (TOSLINK) and then to my HiFi. It works pretty well, the sound is nice and clean and quite atmospheric where it needs to be, and that is at low bitrate. Plugging my Mac into the USB the sound is really pretty good, it's a 2012 model so the bitrate still isn't high really, but the sound image is amazing, very detailed and pure sounding! Definitely recommend, oh, and it auto switches to the TOSLINK if it is the only digital source available, which is a bonus!
Date published: 2021-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound, really gets the best out of my NAS You can pay fortunes for DAC devices - yet they can start for £20! Cambridge and Richer Sounds are reliable brands so I took took the plunge on the DacMagic 100 and I'm very glad I did. The sound from my monitors is exquisite. I'm hearing things I never did before.
Date published: 2021-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good sound but dim lights It connects both my LG TV and HP laptop to my Exposure X amplifier. While the sound does not match my Exposure CD player or my Denon tuner, it is a substantial improvement on the mini-jack laptop output and my old NEET DAC.
Date published: 2021-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little box of tricks It may be small and dense, but it packs a generous 4 digital inputs (2 coax, 1 opt, 1 USB) which allows me to connect a TV, 4K DVD player, CD and computer all into 1 analog output channel.for my Cambridge Audio SR10 V2 amp. Obviously the TV and DVD sounds are very improved, but the CD coax output when fed into this device really demonstrates that the onboard DAC is very good and betters that in the CD transport itself. Lots of detail I have heard for the first time, very good treble clarity and separation. Vocals very impressive, even scary. Bass can be very good too but depends strongly on the source material played. For the low price an excellent piece of hardware, heartily recommended.
Date published: 2021-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sounding DAC Bought online couple weeks ago, using with a chromecast audio via toslink, mainly spotify and mobile device music library over wifi, much improved sound from using chromecasts own Dac. This combination is an inexpensive way to have truly great results. Wish I'd bought one sooner.
Date published: 2021-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install and a full lush sound I bought this as am now listening to much more music on line than on cd. Was using a DAC that wasn’t powerful enough to cope with a full hifi set up. The DAC magic 100 has a notable improvement in sound quality and not much different to cd (if at all). So glad I bought it.
Date published: 2021-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound Transformation Hooked up to my Cambridge Audio Topaz AM1, and it's like I've upgraded the amp. No problem with Linux Mint on my PC finding it; which just plugged and played in USB and Toslink inputs. It's given my old Philips CD 723 a new lease of life too connected by digital coax. Very Pleased.
Date published: 2021-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent price Excellent price and fast delivery even on the christmas week
Date published: 2021-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Digits in - Quality out! Swift and prompt delivery as promised. A useful gizzmo giving excellent sound. Well pleased.
Date published: 2020-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dac's the way, uhuh uhuh, I like it I plugged the DacMagic USB into the back of my computer and it makes a big difference to Spotify, YouTube and music on the computer. It works first time with Linux, no need to download drivers.
Date published: 2020-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sounding DAC First time it sounded strange too dull compare to a 20 pounds Fiio dac. I have updated the firmware and bumm it sounds great now. I am happy with it, negative I need to switch on every time.
Date published: 2020-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound, well designed and built. This is my first purchase of a separate DAC, using it to get music from my TV and Mac mini. I find it simple and easy to use with clear instructions, it has all the features i require at this time. Very happy with this Cambridge piece of equipment. The decision to purchase was after an informative discussion with Daniel at the Lichfield branch. Daniel then ordered it and it arrived the next day. Excellent service from Richer sounds.
Date published: 2020-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good, clear sound Bought this to go with a new Bluray player which had a rather poor analogue output. This DAC improved the sound enormously. The only minor niggle I have is that I would have liked two optical inputs rather than two S/PDIF inputs.
Date published: 2020-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound at a good price I teamed the DACMagic 100 with a Chromecast Audio to stream and play high-res music files through my existing Cambridge Audio amplifier & speakers. Sound quality is far better than off-the-shelf systems at a fraction of the price! And - unlike many other DACs - you can use a high quality optical input cable with the DACMagic.
Date published: 2020-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic sound Really pleased with this purchase. Solved the problem of sound from the tv through the dac into my older amp and through the hifi speakers. I went for this after reading reviews. Really pleased with the result.
Date published: 2020-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sounds great, very high quality Bought as a replacement to the onboard sound of my PC and what a difference it makes. Easy setup which was recognised by Windows 10 as a USB device. Fantastic sound quality and will hopefully last many years.
Date published: 2020-05-24
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