USB sockets allow you to do all sorts of things. Most commonly you can play media stored on a flash drive, but some units can record to one too or connect accessories like video-calling cameras.
Digital in: 1 optical, 2 coax
(For more features refer to the specification table below.)
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6 YEAR SUPERCARE COSTS JUST £9.99 ON ALL ITEMS UNDER £100, OR 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE ON ANYTHING OVER £100.
This page is intended to demonstrate the incredible value of our 6 Year Supercare. Under recent legislation, we are obliged to point out that you obviously do not need to purchase an extended warranty at the same time you purchase your electrical goods and are entitled to shop around. We have been encouraging our customers to do just that for years because, not only are our prices significantly cheaper than our competitors, but just look at what else we include:
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If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it. Naturally, models do change so, while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications.
Free routine service / Maintenance checks
have your unit serviced as often as you wish, free of charge, during the 6 year period. (Normally excluded from extended guarantees).
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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!
Number of coaxial digital inputs? This is the electrical type that uses an RCA phono or BNC connection.
Optical Digital Input
Number of Optical Digital Inputs? This is the optical light type of input that uses a Toslink connection
Does the DAC have a USB Input? This allows connection of a PC/Mac or other media device. Wireless connection possible if stated.
Does the DAC have a headphone output?
XLR Balanced Outputs
Balanced XLR outputs offer a professional grade connection with minimal interference
Optical Digital Output
Does it have an optical digital output? Optical digital output for digital recording or using with a digital amplifier
Coaxial Digital Output
Does it have coaxial digital output? Coaxial digital output for digital recording or using with a digital amplifier
Does the unit support Bluetooth? A built-in Bluetooth receiver lets you stream music from a suitably equipped device such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.
Does the unit support Apple AirPlay? Apple AirPlay lets you listen to your entire iTunes music library from a suitable iOS device such as iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. Best of all, the system is wireless and so is ideal for building up a wireless multi-room system.
Eco Friendly Features
Power Consumption - Standby
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on.
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the unit is on, using standard settings. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted
Size of unit (W x D x H) mm
106 x 130 x 46
Weight of unit,unboxed, in Kg
CAMBRIDGE AUDIO DACMAGIC 100 is rated
4.6 out of
Rated 5 out of
FabulousI 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
Recommended wholeheartedlyMy 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
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
Just okAt 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
Rated 5 out of
extremely well balanced tone-no booming bass.I bought the cheap (£37)CYN DAB converter to send via an optic fibre cable out from my Panasonic TV -an analogue signal to my Musical Fidelity Amp/ Tanoy speakers. The very helpful Chelsea branch salesman at the time said that I might be back for a better converter. Whilst I loved the Cyn unit--one always quests for more. So back I go to discuss what was available. The bottom line is that there are converters at over a £1000!! Fourtunateley Richer sell the Cambridge Magic 100-at a far more sensible £165. the sound improvement is noticeably far better. super mid-range sound and no booming base. i would add that my Musical Fidelity amp--has no tone control-which I Iike--no mucking around on treble/ bass settings--just pure tone. The magic is just another super enhancement for modern day listening in this digital world.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 4 out of
I don't know how I lived without oneHaving decided to add streaming music to my old-but-posh hi-fi, I had to plan the best way to make use of existing equipment, sound files and possible acquisitions. I was recommended various ready-made and DIY solutions, none of which sounded ideal. I read about DACs, as my amp is purely analogue, and discovered the DacMagic 100, which will work with USB, optical and coax sources, and seemed great value for money. Too good to be true? No, it sounds great. I'm currently playing a mixture of FLAC, and MP3 through it, using ASIO on an old networked laptop running foobar2000, and it sounds way better than expected. I may upgrade to a dedicated player/ripper, and the DAC would handle it too. Why did I wait so long?
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of
Easy to set up & it does the restAn excellent piece of kit for an excellent price. Connected virtually everything digital to the box and the improvement was very impressive. Very simple and to the point. Easy to operate, just switch to each input as required and enjoy superb uncompressed audio. Superb service too, arrived in a couple of days with a time of delivery in advance. Can't fault it
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of
Has great sound but no remoteRun it through foobar on a pc or android via toslink, it sounds superb with great soundstage...it does not come with a remote control so you have to select the settings manually on the front....
RRP = Recommended Retail Price. RRPs are based on information supplied by What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine, manufacturers, Hi-Fi Choice, Home Cinema Choice, Google, Which? & Pricerunner. Further information is available on request.