Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus DAC/Preamplifier
DacMagic Plus Performance and Features Belie its Affordable Price Tag: The Reviews Have It
Wireless Connectivity, Twin Wolfson 24-Bit DACs, AFT2 Upsampling, Asychronous USB Input Just the Beginning of Giant-Killing DacMagic Plus
Cambridge Audio's DacMagic Plus ups the ante on how much DAC you can get for $600. Consider: Twin Wolfson 24-bit DACs in dual differential configuration. AFT2 24-bit/384kHz up sampling and jitter reduction. Asynchronous USB input. Selectable digital filters. Balanced XLR output and RCA phono output. External input for an optional Cambridge Audio BT100 Bluetooth receiver for wireless streaming from any Bluetooth device. And tremendously good sound no matter what format you throw its way.
"Better sound and better features than the original... sound is detailed, subtle and fast"
– What Hi-Fi
Designed in London, DacMagic Plus instantly improves audio from any imaginable digital source and turns your computer, TV, Blu-ray player, and other devices into an essential link in the chain of your hi-fi system. After taking a direct digital audio signal from your device, bypassing its DAC, DacMagic Plus upgrades it via the ATF2 upsampling system. Finally, DacMagic Plus outputs your music in a much purer, realistic, analog-like signal to your amplifier.
"It has an open and revealing character that is strong on timing... comes highly recommended."
– Hi-Fi Choice, Recommended Product review
DacMagic Plus also doubles as a hard-working digital preamplifier and is created to pair with the aptX-compatible Cambridge Audio BT100 Bluetooth receiver, which allows wireless streaming from Bluetooth-enabled devices. Is there a better DAC/preamplifier combination on the market for less? Our Money-Back Guarantee allows you to find out for yourself, and we highly encourage that you do.
"If you are contemplating putting together a high-quality desktop audio system, or adding computer audio to an existing system, you will be hard pressed to find any DAC/Preamp that includes a more useful feature set or better sound for the DacMagic's pricetag. Yes, it's a great value. Yes, it delivers excellent sonics. And yes, the Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus has earned my recommendation as the new benchmark for DAC performance with a price under £600."