Cambridge Audio DACMAGIC XS V2 (Black)

USB DAC/Headphone Amp

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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

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on purchases over £500 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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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
More Information
Bluetooth No
Coaxial Digital Input No
Dimensions WxDxH 30 x 10 x 53.5
Headphone Output Yes
Optical Digital Input No
Power Consumption- Normal Use 150mW
USB Input Yes
Weight (KG) .1 kg
XLR Balanced Outputs No
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Black
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little DAC I bought mine about 3 weeks ago for £39 and for that price I can't complain. It noticeably nicely smooths out the audio for my senhensier headphones.
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Improvement The DacMagic XS provides an instant improvement in sound quality over my laptop built-in sound card. I have only been listening to Spotify, so haven't had a chance to try the DAC with higher quality digital music. I didn't listen to much music on my laptop through my headphones before, but now I really look forward to plugging my headphones into the DAC and enjoying the great sound.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound from a small pack! Great product for unbeatable price! I bought the black edition two weeks ago at its bargain price and now it turns my PC and a pair of Creative T20 desktop speakers into a small room audio system, evidently better then some usual budget all-in-one 'mycro-hifi'.
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound from PC now Had this now about a month and the sound is great now from my PC playing through my Cambridge Audio system. Great value at under £50.
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant addition to a laptop Really happy with this and it has made listening to music on my laptop amazing.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Excellent item let down by build quality Bought this to dip my toe into the world of DACs. After downloading the CA control panel, allowing me to access the full range gamut, I was very pleasantly impressed by the device. The sound quality from the small black box elevated my listening pleasure to another level when listening to online broadcasts and material. By rights, this should be getting a 5* review, particularly at the present discounted price tag of £39. So why isn't it? Quite simply, when I looked down at it today (under a week's use), the Volume down/ - button had simply dropped out of its own volition. It has reseated (after several unsuccessful attempts, following which it dropped out again), but I am sure that it would put me off using it as a portable DAC if I was walking around with a device, as I would be uncertain as to when it might choose to unseat itself again, maybe never to be seen again. The button itself has a three-lug fitment design , with the lugs at 9,12 and 3 o'clock respectively, with a central extrusion to make contact with the electronics when pressed. I would be interested to know if I am the only customer to have experienced this phenomenon. It may just be that the item was loosely assembled in the first place, and that the loose button issue has been resolved by myself. If my trust is restored (in the product, not in RS themselves, who have been uniformly excellent over my years of dealing with them), then I will update the review accordingly. A very good portable DAC, with excellent audio quality, let down by a questionable button fitment.
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A LITTLE GEM Having put up with the very bad audio quality from my laptop and having read reviews online about external dac's I decided enough was enough. Browsing through Richersounds sale items I stumbled across the Dacmagic xs and at less than £40 I thought what have I got to loose. I reserved it in my local store and picked it up later that day . The item is smaller than a matchbox but for its small size it packs a big punch. Having downloaded the driver and teamed with a pair of AKG K550 headphones I was astonished at the quality of music produced. I'm no audiophile but was pleasantly surprised at the sound quality and volume that this little gem produces. It's actually almost addictive as I'm now hearing things in songs which I'd never heard before. Well worth buying and at the price Richersounds are selling it for you can't go wrong
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dacmagic XS Great value for the price. Very portable. Many thanks.
Date published: 2018-01-26
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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!
Plus, if we can’t fix a fault, we will give you a like-for-like replacement.
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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. Please see checkout for further details.

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

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500 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

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details