Enhance Any Digital Experience, from High-Res Streaming to Computer Audio: Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M Features ESS SABRE ES9028Q2M DACs and Full MQA Decoding
A high-value digital jack of all trades that handles everything from streaming services to traditional CD players and computer audio, the Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M DAC invites you to enjoy the increasingly irresistible world of high-resolution music in a fidelity that may have you asking yourself why you waited so long to get on the bandwagon. Featuring full MQA decoding (hello, TIDAL Masters) and dual ESS SABRE ES9028Q2M DACs arrayed in dual-mono configuration, DacMagic 200M supports up to native DSD512 as well as up to 32-bit/768kHz PCM. Integrated aptX Bluetooth also gives it wireless ability to sync with your phone and/or tablet, while an array of forward-thinking connectivity accommodates everything from USB sticks to game consoles and laptops. Basically, if you have a device (or several) that does digital, DacMagic 200M will significantly enhance what you experience.
At home in a main stereo system or as the foundation of a desktop setup, DacMagic 200M comes smartly equipped with balanced and unbalanced analog outputs, two Toslink inputs, two S/PDIF inputs, and a USB-B input. Plus, the svelte 2.0 x 8.6 x 7.6-inch (HWD) unit fits practically anywhere and won't hog shelf space. In addition, its super-light 2.6-pound weight makes setup a breeze. And, if you need to move it around, you won't require the assistance of a friend. Three switchable onboard pre-set filters give you the option to tailor the sound to your exact preference, while a powerful audiophile-grade headphone amplifier (300mW) complete with 6.3mm output translates to private listening anytime the mood strikes you.
The magic extends to build quality that encompasses both a steel-and-aluminum case and intuitive front-panel display with tasteful indicators for processing, sample rate, and more. Yet apart from its versatility and stately looks, DacMagic 200M stakes its reputation on what it does for your music. You'll hear ravishing inner detail, large dynamics, balanced tones, wide soundstages, and revealing textures – all presented with a clarity owing to the device's exceptionally low jitter and distortion. To wit: Cambridge Audio vetted a multitude of DACs before choosing the ESS SABRE ES9028Q2M for their low-noise properties. To ensure all the parts strive to attain the same goal without compromise, the company also invested in German-made Wima caps for the output stage.
Indeed, every element of DacMagic 200M serves the music and keeps the overall value through the proverbial roof. For more evidence, just look to the DAC's less-than 0.001% THD+N rating and 115dV S/N ration. Better yet, take a risk-free test drive backed by our 100% Music Direct Guarantee.
"Easy to use, it's not only an excellent 'desktop audio' device that'll drive headphones to good effect, but it will also serve up a storm in a main audio system with its crisp, rewarding and expressively-detailed sound."
—EISA Award for 2021-2022, Best DAC
"[Y]ou'd be hard-pressed to find something anywhere near its price that does everything as well as does the DacMagic 200M."
—Mark Phillips, Soundstage! Access
At the heart of DacMagic 200M is a pair of extremely high-quality ESS SABRE digital-to-analog converters that can deal with digital music of any kind stored on CDs, smartphones, and computers (or anywhere else, for that matter). Dual-mono configuration twin DACs process separate left and right channels, handling digital signal inputs with precision, superb dynamic range, and ultra-low distortion. Not to be ignored, the CPU in DacMagic 200M is rated for 1000MIPS (millions of instructions per second), whereas most conventional USB products using CPUs are rated for 500MIPS. The higher processing allows for faster USB operation and significantly reduced jitter.
It's possible to get digital audio files into DacMagic 200M in any number of ways. Digital optical, digital coaxial, and USB inputs mean CD players, game consoles, laptops, or any other digital equipment can be easily connected. And integrated aptX Bluetooth means that in addition to wired components, your compatible phone or tablet can also take advantage of the DacMagic 200M's digital processing. Plus, balanced XLR outputs, should you choose to connect the DacMagic 200M to your amplifier in such a manner, provide a high-quality option free from analog signal degradation.
Dedicated Headphone Amplifier
As well as being able to slip into (and improve) any hi-fi system with a digital source, DacMagic 200M is a brilliantly simple system upgrade for anyone seeking to enhance the performance of their headphones.
Digital Filter: Selectable, Fast – Slow – Short delay
Frequency Response: 10Hz to 50kHz (±1dB)
THD+N @ 1KHZ 0dBFS: <0.0005% (A-Weighted)
SNR: >115dB (A-Weighted)
Crosstalk @ 10KHZ: < -110dB
Output Impedance: <50 Ohms (unbal), <100 Ohm (bal)
Max. Output Level:
Unbalanced: 2.1V rms (fixed or variable – user selectable)
Balanced: 4.2V rms (fixed or variable – user selectable)
Digital Input Word Widths Supported: 16bit (Bluetooth), 16-24bit (Optical, Coaxial), 16-32bit (USB)
Digital Input Sampling Frequencies Supported: 44.1kHz to 96kHz PCM, DoP64 (Optical), 44.1kHz to 192kHz PCM, DoP64 (Coaxial), 44.1kHz to 768kHz PCM, Native DSD 64x to 512x, DoP 64x to 256x (USB)
MQA Compatibility: Full decoding (Core + Renderer)
Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP profile, SBC and AptX codecs
THD+N: < 0.001% at 1kHz 0dBFS @ 100mW into 32ohm
SNR: > 115dB (A-Weighted)
Max Output Power: >300mW @ 32ohm, >65mW @ 150ohm
Recommend Headphone Impedance: 10 Ohm to 600 Ohm
Max Power Consumption: 12W
Dimensions (HWD): 2.0" x 8.6" x 7.6"
Weight: 2.6 lbs.
User Manual (PDF, 3.0 MB)